Transportation safety improved with unsealed connectors

5th November 2019
Alex Lynn

Offering improved safety and ease of assembly, TE Connectivity (TE) has launched a new addition to its unsealed connector portfolio for the transportation industry. The AMP MCP 18P monoblock connector offers trust and reliability in harsh environments for industrial and commercial transportation with its flame retardant composition and new lever design. 

Well suited for bulkhead, in-cabin and fuse-and-relay-box applications, these unsealed monoblock connectors use the widely known AMP MCP 2.8 contact system, have a reduced mating force below 75 N, and can easily be used for new or existing designs. They conveniently fit into existing bulkhead cut-outs and the required secondary locking feature helps to keep contacts aligned.

Girish Medh, Product Manager, Industrial and Commercial Transportation, TE Connectivity, said: “Electrical networks become more and more complex while regulations are constantly increasing. That’s why it’s imperative that truck, bus, auto, construction and agriculture-equipment operators have connector solutions they can trust, thereby minimising one potential aspect of complexity. 

“Our design and engineering teams heard what transportation operators said about the need for a next- generation connector. We met that need with these state-of-the-art connectors and will continue to innovate by keeping our customers involved with our product design and development.”

The flame-retardant UL 94 V-0 material from which the connectors are made increases their safety factor, as does the required secondary locking feature. In addition, the four available colours ensure proper mating and help ease assembly.

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