Molex Expands MX150™ Wire-to-Wire Connector Portfolio for On-Engine Applications

  Molex Expands MX150™ Wire-to-Wire Connector Portfolio for On-Engine

   New USCAR-2 Class 3 compliant panel-mount and twist-lock sealed bulkhead
      connectors deliver reliable mating and simplify connector assembly

Business Wire

LISLE, Ill. -- October 15, 2013

Molex Incorporated has announced the expansion of its high performance MX150™
sealed connector system portfolio. Supporting low-level signal and power
applications for on-engine automotive, commercial vehicles and off-road
construction equipment, the new Molex MX150 panel-mount and twist-lock sealed
bulkhead connectors and backshells are designed to meet or exceed requirements
for USCAR-2 Class 3 (-40 to +125°C) operating environments.

“Automotive manufacturers are continually challenged to provide more
electronics in the same amount of space,” states AJ Pill, product manager,
Molex. “Designed for simple, faster assembly, the compact MX150 sealed
connector system delivers high performance and a reduced package size over
traditional USCAR connectors.”

MX150 panel-mount connectors employ a gasket seal technology making them an
ideal choice for simple, reliable mating and assembly with superior sealing
and electrical performance in high-temperature, rugged automotive and
non-automotive applications. Featuring integrated screw holes for mounting the
connector to the case, this wire-to-wire connection system requires no curing
to seal the blade connector to the case and provides optimal flexibility in
printed circuit board location and orientation.

MX150 twist-lock sealed bulkhead connectors simplify connector assembly by
eliminating the need for additional fasteners. Utilizing a ring-seal
technology to meet or exceed industry requirements, the twist-lock latching
design provides audible, tactile and visual feedback to ensure reliable mating
and locking. Available with tin, gold or silver contact finishes, the MX150
all-in-one plug and receptacle housings lower applied costs by eliminating the
need to handle and crimp individual wire seals.

MX150 backshells provide added protection from road debris and other
contaminants. Harness wires are exposed to dust, moisture and dirt. The new
backshells cover the wire harnesses and help prevent electrical issues in a
vehicle. The backshells are designed to encase exposed harness wires to
address engine beautification trends. The single-hinge design allows easy
handling in assembly by harness manufacturers and for ease of serviceability
in the field. Already meeting IP6K7 and IP6K9K sealing requirements,
backshells only help exceed these requirements against high pressure spray.

“Our automotive and commercial vehicle customers set high standards for engine
longevity. A complete interconnect system, the robust MX150 twist-lock design
provides superior electrical and mechanical performance in on-engine,
high-vibration, underhood and chassis applications,” adds Pill.

MX150 sealed panel-mount is available in 2-by-6, while the bulkhead connectors
are available in 2-by-6, 2-by-8, 2-by-3 and 2-by-4 versions. The Backshells
are available in 1-by-2, 2-by-3 and 2-by-6 in both Blade and Receptacle. For
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About Molex Incorporated

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for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications,
consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,commercial vehicle,aerospace
and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates
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