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Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System | Molex

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Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System | Molex

The termination method of Molex’s Lite-Trap connector system is similar to Molex’s Wire Trap connectors, and also to certain competitive "Poke-In" style versions. A stripped wire is inserted into the connector and pushes open a gate-style terminal that "traps" the wire. To unmate, a button-style lever on the housing top is pushed down to allow the wire to be disengaged.

With a profile height of just 4.20mm, Molex’s Lite-Trap connectors offer the lowest profile available of similar wire-removable types. Other lower-profile versions are available in the market, but these are permanent one-time connection types that do not allow wire removal.

Molex’s wire-removable Lite-Trap connector offers lower wire insertion force than similar types. It also offers a user-friendly latch that is easy for operators to engage and disengage, even without the use of a tool. These features combine to offer easy field assembly and removal if needed for trained or untrained operators.

Other features of the Lite-Trap connector include a housing design that accepts more insulation-length range than competitive designs. This provides more stable wire seating for electrical contact assurance. The dual-contact wire-trap clamp design provides further mating assurance.

 

Features & Benefits:

  • Low profile (4.20mm)
  • User-friendly push-button latch
  • Dual-contact gate-style terminal design
  • Long wire insulation design
  • Compact industry-standard PCB pattern layout
  • Wire stopper feature

Applications:

  • Lighting
    • Down Light
    • Strip Light
  • Factory Automation Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Any application requiring an easy-to-use wire insertion/extraction method

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