Molex Incorporated has expanded its high performance MX150 sealed connector system portfolio. Supporting low-level signal and power applications for on-engine automotive, commercial vehicles and off-road construction equipment, the Molex MX150 panel-mount and twist-lock sealed bulkhead connectors and backshells are designed to meet or exceed requirements for USCAR-2 Class 3 (-40 to +125°C) operating environments.
“Automotive manufacturers are continually challenged to provide more electronics in the same amount of space,” states AJ Pill, product manager, Molex. “Designed for simple, faster assembly, the compact MX150 sealed connector system is able to deliver high performance and a reduced package size over traditional USCAR connectors.”
The MX150 panel-mount connectors employ a gasket seal technology making them suitable for simple, reliable mating and assembly with superior sealing and electrical performance in high-temperature, rugged automotive and non-automotive applications. Featuring integrated screw holes for mounting the connector to the case, this wire-to-wire connection system requires no curing to seal the blade connector to the case and provides optimal flexibility in printed circuit board location and orientation.
MX150 twist-lock sealed bulkhead connectors simplify connector assembly by eliminating the need for additional fasteners. Utilising a ring-seal technology to meet or exceed industry requirements, the twist-lock latching design provides audible, tactile and visual feedback to ensure reliable mating and locking. Available with tin, gold or silver contact finishes, the MX150 all-in-one plug and receptacle housings lower applied costs by eliminating the need to handle and crimp individual wire seals.
MX150 backshells provide added protection from road debris and other contaminants. Harness wires are exposed to dust, moisture and dirt. The new backshells cover the wire harnesses and help prevent electrical issues in a vehicle. The backshells are designed to encase exposed harness wires to address engine beautification trends. The single-hinge design allows easy handling in assembly by harness manufacturers and for ease of serviceability in the field. Already meeting IP6K7 and IP6K9K sealing requirements, backshells only help exceed these requirements against high pressure spray.
“Our automotive and commercial vehicle customers set high standards for engine longevity. A complete interconnect system, the robust MX150 twist-lock design provides superior electrical and mechanical performance in on-engine, high-vibration, underhood and chassis applications,” adds Pill.
MX150 sealed panel-mount is available in 2-by-6, while the bulkhead connectors are available in 2-by-6, 2-by-8, 2-by-3 and 2-by-4 versions.