LISLE, IL — Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) has introduced the new Picoflex® SMT Header with positive retention latches to provide a robust and reliable wire-to-board connection with increased retention force for rugged applications and high-vibration environments. Adding to Molex’s already extensive range of Picoflex connectors, which are suitable for many high-density applications where space is at a premium and power and signal are required, these more rugged versions are suited to a variety of demanding applications for the industrial, automotive, medical and multimedia industries.
The patent-pending Picoflex latch design increases the retention force between the header and receptacle by at least 50% compared to Molex’s standard friction-lock header. The greater retention force ensures a robust and reliable connection in applications where the harness can be placed under a push/pull force or where assembly involves movement of the cable to prevent the header and receptacle from unmating.
Other features include:
• Standard interface design, making the Molex Picoflex surface-mount latched header backward compatible and able to mate with existing Picoflex receptacles.
• High-profile polarizing peg, which avoids mismating of the header and receptacle and also acts as a lead-in to aid assembly.
• Polyphthalamide (PPA) housing material enables the header to tolerate reflow temperatures of up to +260°C.
• Optional gold plating, as opposed to the standard tin plating, which allows for easier mating and higher mating cycles and is highly recommended for environments running at consistently high temperatures or in low current applications.
For additional information on Molex's Picoflex surface-mount latched header, please visit www.molex.com/product/ribbon/picoflex.html
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