“When mating with CMC standard and power connectors, our customers can achieve a cost-effective, modular, hybrid connection system for high, medium and low-current wire-to-board applications in automotive and commercial vehicles,” says Selvan Wilhelm, global product manager, Molex.
The new 154-circuit, three-pocket, right-angle header with compliant-pin terminals improves productivity and reduces assembly costs by enabling a solder-free process, as opposed to conventional press-fit type mounting processes. The 154-circuit header features 120 x 0.635mm (.025”) signal pins, 24 x 1.50mm (.059”) terminals and 10 x 2.80mm (.110”) power pins, supporting high currents in applications such as large ECUs. The sophisticated and robust design of the integral guiding plate protects the 5 terminal rows and ensures positioning, while being able to withstand high-vibration levels up to 10G. Ideal for heavy-duty agricultural equipment applications, the 154-circuit connection system performs up to 50 mating cycles for mating and unmating of multiple ECUs on different applications.
The new 32-circuit, single-pocket, right-angle header, solder-mount terminals are designed for smaller powertrain applications, in addition to hydraulic and electronic suspension controllers. The 112-circuit, three-pocket, right-angle header, which also features solder-mount terminals, is designed for any ECU application requiring a higher number of circuits. Both the 32- and 112-circuit headers are constructed of hydrolytically stable, high flammability UL 94V-0 plastic material, suitable for epoxy adhesion, which make them ideal for sealed applications.
“Molex carries a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf connection systems adhering to the CMC industry standards so customers save on tooling costs and benefit from reduced lead-time,” adds Wilhelm.
The 154-circuit header is available with optional combinations of circuits based on customer requirements. The 32- and 112-circuit headers follow the same standard cut-out shape as Molex 48- (500762) and 80-circuit (502225) headers. Various colour codings allow modularity and easy mating of the CMC headers and connectors.