LISLE, Ill. – Molex recently introduced the ESE Terminal Blocks, which include more than 50 housing styles of plugs, headers, and fixed terminal blocks that are RoHS compliant.
Available in 4 pitches from 3.50 to 5.08mm (0.138 to 0.197 in.), the ESE PCB Terminal Block family is well-suited for a variety of applications including: control systems, computer interfaces, factory and process automation equipment, HVAC applications, medical equipment, security systems, data acquisition, and professional audio-video systems.
The ESE PCB Terminal Blocks come in multiple styles for maximum flexibility. To make design choices simpler, Molex offers a user-friendly product selection tool for the ESE Terminal Block family at www.molex.com/product/esetermblocks.html. Customers can also use this information portal to access sales drawings, specifications, and order samples.
The ESE Terminal Blocks are available in either fixed (single-piece), or pluggable (two-piece) styles. They are rated at 300V and 8.0-15.0A and support up to 12 AWG wire. The 3.50 and 3.81mm (0.138 and 0.150 in.) pitch come in circuit sizes from 2-20. In the 5.00 and 5.08mm (0.197 and 0.200 in.) pitch, circuit sizes range from 2-48. The added range is provided via dual-row headers. To help designers meet their board layout requirements, the ESE product line provides three different wire angles to determine the best fit for their specific application, including vertical, horizontal, and a 45 degree angle option.
Additional features include high temperature housings, gold contact plating, and imprinting. The Surface Mount Compatible (SMC) terminal block headers are specifically designed to withstand reflow soldering temperatures and eliminate secondary wave-soldering. The gold plating option increases connection reliability in applications where there is corrosion or low-energy levels and dry-circuits.
The ESE PCB Terminal Blocks are available now for sampling and production orders. Lead time ranges from 2 to 12 weeks, depending on housing style and circuit size. Pricing for plug and header combinations in quantities of 1000 mated circuits starts at 140 dollars. OEM volume discounts are available. Contact your distributor or Molex for additional information.
Molex is a 68-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical, and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 55 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries.
2222 Wellington Court
Lisle, IL 60532-1682
Tel: 630-969-4550 (Outside USA)
Filed Under: Factory automation, Terminal blocks