RS Components has introduced Molex 3.5mm-pitch Ultra-Fit connectors for wire-to-board applications up to 14A for equipment such as white goods, automotive systems, industrial automation, medical technology, lighting and telecoms.
The other such Ultra-Fit connectors from Molex includes Mega-Fit 5.7mm-pitch series rated up to 23A per circuit, the 4.2mm/13A Mini-Fit, and the 3mm/5A Micro-Fit.
"Featuring the Fit-family split-box terminal design with six points of contact, Ultra-Fit connectors have low insertion force allowing fast, fatigue-free productivity, and deliver long-term reliability in the field. With multiple features to ensure correct mating, and terminal position assurance (TPA) to prevent back-out, they have a 17% smaller footprint than competing, similarly-rated connectors." explained in the release by RS.
Other features include Multiple mechanical keying options, colour-coding options, positive-lock housing, and anti-snag design.
All header and receptacle terminals are fully isolated and scoop-proof housing prevents damage during handling and mating. Terminal back-out is prevented by ensuring the terminal is fully seated in the housing, the TPA built into the new Ultra-Fit series and other Fit-family connectors also provides secondary protection against failure of the connector’s main retention mechanism.