Molex_MicroLockPlus

Compact Molex connector system provides performance, reliability

Dec. 27, 2017

Lisle, IL. Molex announced that the Micro-Lock Plus wire-to-board connector system is suitable for customers seeking high performance, compact size, and retention security. Featuring a 1.5-A current rating, small footprint, and positive latch, the comprehensive terminal solution targets OEM engineers working in space-constrained environments. Designed for industries such as automotive, consumer, and industrial automation, the Micro-Lock Plus connector system is suitable for a variety of applications, including vehicle switches, robotics, drones, home appliances, and power tools.

Offered with 2 to 42 circuits, single and dual rows, and vertical and horizontal plug configurations, this Molex product was designed with flexibility in mind. It is one of a few 1.25-mm-pitch compact connector systems rated at a 105˚C operating temperature and 1.5-A current rating suitable for use in general market applications. Connectors are offered in a variety of colors to aid assembly via color coding.

To ensure connectors are fully mated and avoid end-product failure in applications subject to shock, vibration, and rough handling, the Micro-Lock Plus Connector System features a wide positive latch that delivers an audible click, providing assemblers added peace of mind.

“Oftentimes, designers have to forgo a positive lock on a connector due to space constraints, sacrificing retention security,” said Kazuhiko Ishikawa, global product manager, Molex. “Molex Micro-Lock Plus connector system is the smallest connector currently on the market with a positive lock, so engineers no longer have to choose between compactness and retention security.”

Secure contact and terminal retention are also achieved via the robust metal solder tabs and a dual-contact terminal design. Tin-bismuth terminals provide a clean and uninterrupted signal without the whiskering associated with tin plating and added cost of gold plating.

www.molex.com/link/microlockplus.html

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