Molex extends CMC Sealed, High-Density Connection System with three new Headers

28th January 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
Molex extends CMC Sealed, High-Density Connection System with three new Headers

Molex has extended its CMC family with the introduction of a 154-circuit header in compliant-pin mount and 32- and 112-circuit solder-mount headers. Designed to perform in high-conductivity applications and in harsh environments, CMC is an industry standard interface used in automotive and transportation powertrain applications, including ECUs (engine control units), automatic gearboxes, suspension controllers and electric parking brakes.

About the new 154-circuit header in compliant-pin mount and the 32- and 112-circuit solder-mount headers, Selvan Wilhelm, global product manager at Molex said: “When mating with CMC standard and power connectors, 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.”

Customers using Molex 154-circuit, three pocket, right-angle header with compliant-pin terminals will benefit from using a solder-free process, as opposed to conventional press-fit type mounting processes, improving productivity and reducing assembly costs. 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 on Molex 154-circuit header protects the 5 terminal rows and ensures positioning whilst withstanding high-vibration levels up to 10G. This makes the header ideal for heavy-duty applications such as those found on agricultural equipment.

The new 32-circuit, single pocket, right-angle header features solder-mount terminals and is well-suited for small powertrain applications as well as hydraulic and electronic suspension controllers. On the other hand, the 112-circuit, three pocket, right-angle header, also with solder-mount terminals, is ideally suited for any ECU application requiring a higher number of circuits. Both headers are made of hydrolytically stable, high flammability V0 plastic material, suitable for epoxy adhesion, which makes them ideal for sealed applications.

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