What replaced the Molex connector?

What replaced the Molex connector?

thermoset plastic material
During the 90s, the Molex compound was phased out in connector housings, replaced by other thermoset plastic material, and eventually more environmentally friendly, recyclable thermoplastic materials.

What is a Brad connector?

Brad Mini-Change Connectors are the standard by which all miniature connectors are measured. First introduced in 1968, the Mini-Change connector pioneered the market for rugged, sealed connectors in industrial applications. These connectors provided the first quick-connect alternative to hard-wiring.

How do I disconnect Molex connectors?

To disconnect a Molex connector (male and female connection), simple press down on outside clip and pull the connectors apart. The power connectors have hooks that allow the connectors to latch into the connector housing. Once the crimped wire has been inserted into the housing, it will be difficult to remove.

What are Molex 4-pin connectors for?

The Molex 4-pin power supply connector is one of the standard peripheral power connectors in computers today. This power connector is the standard connector for all PATA based hard drives, many high-end video cards, and some older optical drives and other internal devices.

Are all Molex connectors the same?

There are three typical pin sizes: 1.57 mm (0.062 in), 2.13 mm (0.084 in), and 2.36 mm (0.093 in). The 1.57 mm pin can carry 5 A of current, while the 2.36 mm can carry 8.5 A. Because the pins have a large contact surface area and fit tightly, these connectors are typically used for power.

Why choose Molex Brad mini-change connectors?

Delivering optimum conductivity, Brad Mini-Change Connectors from Molex offer the broadest selection of miniature connectors in the industrial market Brad Mini-Change Connectors are the standard by which all miniature connectors are measured.

What are Molex M12 harsh duty receptacles?

With the introduction of Harsh Duty receptacles, Molex expands the applicability of M12 connectors to more demanding environments, Brad Micro-Change M12 Harsh-Duty Receptacles offer a sealed connection with superior EMI/RFI shielding in high-vibration systems, which makes them ideal for petrochemical, and commercial-vehicle Class 2 applications.

What is Molex doing for micro?

In addition, Molex is driving micro products into new markets, such as automotive and medical, which have many of these attributes and characteristics. Molex is on the frontline, driving microminiature innovations for customers and engineers who need space savings, high-density signals and durability in connector designs.

What are Micro-Change connectors?

Micro-Change connectors are designed to withstand harsh-industrial and weather environments with superior quality that assures very reliable connections for control elements in automated equipment.