In LED lighting applications, components can sometimes create shadows if the profile is too high. Achieving the lowest-profile possible helps minimize any shadowing effects, while providing additional space savings to meet downsizing needs in all applications. Previous interconnect methods for lighting applications include two-piece housing style systems that are higher profile and require higher component and assembly costs; or direct-wire soldering, which saves space but does not allow for unmating and also creates a weak solder joint and risk of a faulty signal. In addition, some applications require both wire-to-board and board-to-board solutions, which traditionally would require separate board-to-board and wire-to-board mating components.
Molex addresses these needs with the new TermiMate™ connector system by providing an ultra-low profile terminal-only system that prevents shadowing and offers wire-to-board and board-to-board options using the same plug terminal for design flexibility and component and assembly cost savings.