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Molex Nano-Fit power connectors now available from RS Components

New series of power connectors delivers fully protected header terminals in a small package to deliver PCB space savings – now available from RS in small and production-order quantities

Taiwan, 26 October 2016:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a new addition to its Molex range of high-quality connectors. The new Molex Nano-Fit™ power connector system is suitable for use across a wide range of market sectors including aerospace and defence, automotive, telecommunications, medical, industrial and home appliances. The range is available in two batch sizes to provide customers with high purchasing flexibility, including small-quantity packs for R&D and prototyping, as well as larger quantity packs for production.

Designers of power applications are often faced with a choice between headers that have exposed terminals and thereby susceptible to damage, or large fully isolated headers that take up too much space. However, the Nano-Fit series of high-density connectors provides fully isolated header terminals that protects against potential damage of terminals during handling and mating. It is supplied in a small package that can deliver up to 69% in PCB space saving, making it the smallest fully isolated header available in the market. The connectors also offer different mechanical keying options, which enable reduced risk in cross mating while improving assembly speed with colour-coding logic.

The Nano-Fit power connector series is the newest and the smallest member of Molex’s Fit Family of connectors, which offers a variety of features to maximise current capacity, reliability and space saving. The Fit family includes a number of connector series designed to provide wire-to board and wire-to-wire solutions where high current rating is required. It includes the Mega-Fit™ series, which is capable of handling up to 23A, and the Micro-Fit 3.0™ series, which has a pitch of 3.00mm.

Other features of the Nano-Fit series include optional terminal position assurance (TPA), which reduces ‘terminal backout’ by ensuring the terminals are fully seated in the housing. The ultra-low mate force terminal also reduces operator fatigue and improves assembly compliance for high-circuit applications, and the positive-lock housing with anti-snag design ensures that mated connector assemblies will not accidentally disengage. An audible click is provided while mating and the latch is protected from damage due to wire snags. A retention tang and contact rib help to maintain stable contact, and the terminal interface is provided with four points of contact for long-term performance and reliability.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.

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