“Since its launch two years ago, we have undertaken the validation of the Stac64 product line towards all key Automotive OEM specifications,” says Selvan Wilhelm, global product manager at Molex. “We believe we are the only connector manufacturer in the world to achieve such performance levels with certification from the major automotive OEMs.”
Designed originally as a standard product system based on USCAR-2 Class II mechanical and electrical performance characteristics for unsealed connector applications, the Stac64 design has secured new patents relating to the stackable header.
“This design evolution differentiates the Stac64 family from the standard products available on the market today,” adds Wilhelm, “resulting in a new product specification for the Stac64 family, as well as a new Design Validation Plan Report (DVPR) worldwide.”
The Stac64 stackable connection system allows OEMs greater design flexibility to support both low-level signal requirements as well as power applications upwards of 30.0A. It also allows the manufacturers to use header assemblies as stand-alone components or to gang multiple headers together to support a large range of signal and power needs for devices and modules.