Molex Introduces its New Low-Profile Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System

Easy-to-use push-button latch allows simple field assembly and removal for thin LED lighting manufacturers

LISLE, Ill.--()--Molex Incorporated announces its new Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System featuring an overall compact size that meets the needs of thin LED lighting-module applications. With a profile height of just 4.20mm, this push-button style connector provides one of the lowest profiles and wire insertion forces available on the market today compared to wire-removable type connectors.

“With dedication to innovation, Molex meets the needs of LED lighting manufacturers by designing a connector system that reduces component height on boards in order to achieve thinner designs and minimize shadowing or interference with the light source,” comments Goji Tanabe, product manager, Molex.

The termination method of the Lite-Trap Connector is similar to the established Molex Wire Trap Connectors, as well as certain ‘poke-in’ types, but requires a lower wire insertion force. A stripped wire is inserted into the connector and pushes open a dual-contact gate-style terminal design that ’traps’ the wire, providing a secure electrical contact and high wire-retention force. The Lite-Trap connector also features a user-friendly latch that is easy for operators to engage and disengage without the use of a tool. These features combine to offer easy field assembly and removal if needed, even for untrained technicians.

Other features of the Molex Lite-Trap Connector include a long wire insulation design that provides stable wire placement for additional contact assurance and an innovative wire stopper feature that facilitates correct wire insertion depth placement.

For more information about the new Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connector system from Molex, please visit www.molex.com/link/litetrap.html. To receive information about other products and industry solutions, please sign up for the Molex e-nouncement newsletter at www.molex.com/link/register.

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions 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 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.

Contacts

Outlook Marketing Services
Christa Carroll
Senior Vice President
630.408.9164
Christa.Carroll@molex.com
or
Molex Incorporated
Carol Magosky
Americas Marketing Communications Manager
630.718.5290
Carol.Magosky@molex.com

Release Summary

Molex Introduces its New Low-Profile Lite-Trap SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System

Contacts

Outlook Marketing Services
Christa Carroll
Senior Vice President
630.408.9164
Christa.Carroll@molex.com
or
Molex Incorporated
Carol Magosky
Americas Marketing Communications Manager
630.718.5290
Carol.Magosky@molex.com