MultiCat Mid-Power Connectors with Precision-Machi

By Molex Inc 163

MultiCat Mid-Power Connectors with Precision-Machi

Molex's compact MultiCat mid-power connectors with precision-machined contacts can be mated quickly and ensure superior durability and proper connection via connector position assurance (CPA), making them effective in multiple industry categories. These lightweight and compact wire-to-wire and wire-to-board (vertical only) connectors accommodate between 20 AWG and 28 AWG wire. The MultiCat mid-power connectors offer design flexibility for applications requiring midrange power and they help to mitigate space and weight constraints. The 2-piece hermaphroditic backshell secures the cable and provides strain relief. The backshell's 2-piece design allows easy access to actuate the CPA and locking mechanism without removing the backshells for quick mating and unmating. Mid-power current provides 6.5 A per contact and has at least 500 mating cycles. Easy connection and disconnection are assisted by a maximum mating force per contact of 3.4 N and a minimum unmating force per contact greater than or equal to 0.2 Nm, helping to lessen operator fatigue.

Mechanical Features
  • Contact insertion force into housing (max.): 30 N
  • Contact retention to housing (min.): 50 N
  • Latch strength (min.): 150 N
  • Mating force (max.): 3.4 N per circuit
  • Unmating force (min.): 0.2 N per circuit
  • Durability (max.): 500 cycles
Electrical Features
  • Maximum voltage: 500 VAC/DC
  • Maximum current: 6.5 A per contact
  • Maximum contact resistance: <5 mΩ
  • Dielectric withstanding voltage: 2000 VAC
Markets and Applications
  • Industrial automation
    • Industrial motors
  • Commercial vehicle telecommunications
    • Receivers
    • Satellite dishes
  • Commercial aviation
    • Unmanned vehicles
    • Drones
    • Commercial aircraft cabins