Molex has introduced the MUO 2.5 Termination Connector, designed to replace closed-end (CE) terminals. According to officials at the Lisle, Ill., company, it will not only reduce cable assembly time for OEMs, but also improve reliability and processing time.
“Traditional CE terminals can cause wire damage and cannot be disassembled after installation,” said Yujiro Enomoto, global product manager, Molex. “These innovative connectors move the wire grounding process to the final step in assembly, which will provide a more precise connection at a lower assembly cost.”
The MUO 2.5 Termination Connector has just two retainers (2 and 4 circuits), which can be used in any of the three assemblies (4, 6 and 8 circuits). Retainers cover the terminal lance, protecting assembly personnel from a potential electrical hazard, and it also includes a wire entanglement protection feature.
Separated retainers protect the cables and secure the terminal position while preventing terminal back-out problems, which acts as an additional electrical shock hazard prevention. A water exhaust function prevents water from getting inside the housing, which adds an additional safety barrier to the connector.
The MUO 2.5 Termination Connector provides a flexible and economical way to deliver an effective connection, and simplify the assembly processes in such markets as washing machines and refrigeration, and in water heaters, fan heaters and air conditioners in the HVAC market.