News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2014

Molex Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System, Push-Button Type from Arrow Available

Ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications, Molex’s Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire insertion and high wire retention forces. The product is available at Arrow and samples can be requested.

Features:
•   Low profile (4.20mm)
•   User-friendly push-button latch
•   Dual-contact gate-style terminal design
•   Long wire insulation design
•   Compact industry-standard PCB pattern layout

Applications:
•   Lighting: Down Light and Strip Light
•   Factory Automation Equipment
•   Consumer Electronics
•   Any application requiring an easy-to-use wire insertion/extraction method

The termination method of Molex’s Lite-Trap connector system is similar to Molex’s Wire Trap connectors, and also to certain competitive “Poke-In” style versions. A stripped wire is inserted into the connector and pushes open a gate-style terminal that “traps” the wire. To unmate, a button-style lever on the housing top is pushed down to allow the wire to be disengaged.

With a profile height of just 4.20mm, Molex’s Lite-Trap connectors offer the lowest profile available of similar wire-removable types. Other lower-profile versions are available in the market, but these are permanent one-time connection types that do not allow wire removal.

Molex’s wire-removable Lite-Trap connector offers lower wire insertion force than similar types. It also offers a user-friendly latch that is easy for operators to engage and disengage, even without the use of a tool. These features combine to offer easy field assembly and removal if needed for trained or untrained operators.

Other features of the Lite-Trap connector include a housing design that accepts more insulation-length range than competitive designs. This provides more stable wire seating for electrical contact assurance. The dual-contact wire-trap clamp design provides further mating assurance.

The datashet can be downloaded and  further supplier information and services are available at the Arrow microsite

About Arrow:
Arrow is a distributor of semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components and embedded solutions. The company is a global supplier of products, services and solutions for industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. It is headquartered in USA.
As a specialised distributor, Arrow is your one-stop shop for everything you need - from individual electronic components to complete technical applications. The distributor Arrow Electronics has a broad product range and brings together state-of-the-art technologies under one roof.

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