Tiny Power Connectors Have Reliable Design

17 January 2017

Nanofit power connectors. Source: Molex  Nanofit power connectors. Source: Molex Molex has introduced Nano-Fit™ Power Connectors, which provide terminal protection with the smallest fully isolated terminal power connector in the market, as well as keying options to ensure proper mating and a terminal position assurance (TPA) feature which virtually eliminates terminal back out.

When utilizing multiple headers with the same circuit size on one PCB, assembly becomes complicated due to possible mis-mating of a receptacle to the wrong header. With their different mechanical keying options, Compact Nano-Fit Power Connectors help designers reduce the risk of cross mating while improving assembly speed with multiple color and mechanical keying options.

Other features of the fully isolated connectors include:

  • Up to 69% smaller in the X-axis than competitive products
  • 2.50 mm pitch
  • Ultra-low mate force terminals
  • Optional TPA retainer
  • Small size and 6.5A current rating are ideal for power or signal applications

In assembly operations, the connectors’ ultra-low mate force terminal reduces operator fatigue and improves assembly compliance for high-circuit applications, and the positive-lock housing with an anti-snag design ensures mated connector assemblies will not accidentally disengage. The connectors provide an audible click during mating.

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