New Picoflex headers and receptacles from Molex providing high power and signal in a small package

TTI, a global distributor of Passive, Interconnect, Relay & Switch and Discrete components, now stocks Molex’s range of Picoflex headers and receptacles. The components provide high power and signal in a space-saving, robust and reliable package and can be used in a diverse range of wire-to-board applications.

The Picoflex IDT connector system offers a high density solution in circuit sizes from 4 up to 26 and mates with industry standard 1.27mm cables. The connectors benefit from a mated height of 6.40mm (approximately 15% less height than traditional 1.27mm connector systems), making them ideal for vertical-mating configurations. The strong one-piece upper housing provides excellent cable retention and is ideal for small circuit size applications.

The high-reliability contact features a four-point interface with the cable and two points of contact between the header and receptacle, providing excellent polarization to both the PCB and between the female connector and header. The SMT latched header has a positive-latch feature that gives 50% greater retention than is required for the standard friction-lock 90814 series. Plating options include tin, gold or palladium nickel with gold flash.

Tested to the high-vibration and shock requirements of the automotive, industrial and consumer electronics industries, the versatile Picoflex IDT connector system is ideal for a broad range of applications across all market segments, including: solar, weighing systems, car stereo systems, navigation systems, portable heart monitor, patient monitor, LCD projector, satellite receivers and vending machines.