Molex MultiCat Mid-Power Connectors

MultiCat mid-power connectors with precision-machined contacts

Molex has designed the W-to-W and W-to-B MulitCat Power Connector with a locking mechanism that is both compact and lightweight, easing OEMs’ design constraints.

Molex MultiCat Mid-Power Connectors

Currently, locking mechanisms on many wire-to-wire (W-to-W) and wire-to-board (W-to-B) power connectors are metalized, increasing the connector size and weight. This creates difficulties for designers dealing with size and weight constraints in many applications, including drones and industrial automation. Molex has designed the W-to-W and W-to-B MulitCat Power Connector with a locking mechanism that is both compact and lightweight, easing OEMs’ design constraints.

In highly competitive markets, cost-conscious OEMs are looking for ways to reduce production costs. The MultiCat Power Connector locking mechanism is not metalized, unlike other power connectors currently on the market, making it the more economical choice. Additionally, its positive lock and CPA actuation make assembly easier, reducing costly errors and reducing assembly time.

 

Features

  • Lightweight and compact wire-to-wire, wire-to-board (vertical only)
    • Ideal for use in application with space and weight constraints
  • Mid-power connector system accommodates between 20 and 28 AWG wire. 8- and 20-circuit inline available
    • Offers design flexibility for applications requiring mid-range power
  • 2-piece hermaphroditic backshell
    • Secures cable
    • Provides strain relief
    • Easy access to actuate CPA and locking mechanism without removing backshells for quick mating and unmating
  • -40 to +150ºC operating temperature range
    • Enables use in harsh temperature environments
  • 2 keying options; 2 housing color options (black and gray). Polarization incorporated into latch
    • Eliminates assembly errors
    • Removes need for separate polarizing tabs
  • Mating cycles: at least 500
    • Provides longer life
    • Withstands high-mating cycle applications
  • Manual mating / unmating
    • Facilitates quick assembly
    • Prevents mis-mating
  • High-power connector system accommodates between 8 and 18 AWG wire. 3-circuit circular, 3- and 4-circuit inline available
    • Provides design flexibility for high-power applications
  • Scoop-proof design
    • Prevents terminal from damage during mating
  • High-Power 3-circuit circular components available
    • Provides a compact connector that fits in an area as small as a 15.30mm diameter tube
  • High-power version: 1200V. Mid-power version: 500V
    • Supports both high- and mid-power applications
  • High-power current: 14.0 to 40.0A per contact
    • Mid-power current: 6.5A per contact
    • Delivers design flexibility for high- and mid-current applications
  • Mating force per contact: = 24N; Unmating force per contact: = 5N
    • Enables easy connection/disconnection
    • Mitigates operator fatigue
  • Connector position assurance (CPA) with visual indicator
    • Visual assurance that connector is properly engaged
    • Latch provides audible feedback
    • Completely mated systems allow the CPA to actuate
    • Cannot actuate CPA if system is not completely mated
    • Prevents accidental latch disengagement

 

Applications

  • Commercial Aviation
    • Commercial aircraft cabins
    • Drones
    • Unmanned vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicle
    • Buses
    • Trains
  • Industrial Automation
    • Industrial motors
  • Medical
    • Diagnostic equipment
  • Telecommunications/Networking
    • Receivers
    • Satellite dish
    • This is not a definitive list of applications for this product. It represents some of the more common uses

 

 

Molex MultiCat Mid-Power Connectors | Avnet Abacus

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