Molex Mini-Fit Product Expansion
Molex Inc. expanded its range of customization, modification, and extension (CME) capabilities on variations of its Mini-Fit product offerings and KK system of “building block” connectors for small-pitch, high-current, high-density applications. CME versions of the Mini-Fit and KK interconnects feature multiple power, circuit count, configuration and size parameters for optimal flexibility in wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and board-to-board standard offerings and blind mating applications in mid-range power products.
Mini-Fit CME capabilities include: special polarization to differentiate duplicate circuit sizes; custom molds for housings and receptacles; longer tails for thicker printed circuit boards; latchless, dual-side latching, slide-n-lock; first-mate, last-break contacts; custom panel mounts; and colored housings
Suitable for power applications up to 13.0 amps per circuit, Mini-Fit interconnect products are available in single-row or dual-row, 2- to 24-circuit options, with multiple plating and material selections. Other core attributes include an operating temperature of -40 to +105°C, fully isolated terminals, positive housing locks, low-engagement forces, and polarized housings and receptacles. Mini-Fit product lines include Mini-Fit Jr., blind mate interface, compliant pin interface, and H2O sealed connectors.
KK CME capabilities include: offset entry holes provide 180 degree polarization—power and signal in the same housing; kinked PC tails for optimal solder contact to the printed circuit board; longer tail lengths for thicker printed circuit boards; polarization keys and pegs to ensure one-way mating; molded-in voids for extra polarization; customized pin lengths; and tin or gold plating.
Versatile KK headers and receptacles enable thousands of configurations for applications with 2.50 to 5.08mm centerlines, with up to 13.0 amps per circuit and up to 600 signal voltage. The Molex KK portfolio includes solid and breakaway headers, PCB receptacles, housing and terminals.
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