EdgeMate™ Wire-to-Edge-Card Power Connectors

Molex
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Rising raw materials costs, weight and freight charges in addition to environmental compliance issues involved in developing high-reliability products have challenged product makers as much as component suppliers. Regardless of the industries where these products are used - consumer appliances, industrial or lighting - customers are asking for smaller, lighter, more economical electronic and electrical content in their application systems or sub-systems. EdgeMate connectors are designed to help reduce cost by eliminating the need for mating headers in a wire-to-edge card. The hallmark feature of EdgeMate connectors is its highly robust locking mechanism, which enables the mated (and wired) assembly to withstand high-vibration or shock operating conditions. Added electrical reliability is achieved with the crimp terminal, known for its cantilever beam and dual-contact-point design for high normal-force and current-carrying capacity.

Features

  • Mates directly to the PCB edge card without a mating header
  • Glow-wire compatible versions (meeting IEC 60355-1 safety standards)
  • Positive-lock design (applicable to non glow-wire-compatible versions only)
  • Polarized Housing
  • Bifurcated (dual contact-point) terminals support up to 7.0A current
  • Polarized crimp terminal
  • Connectors without locking features (option)

Applications

  • Consumer/Home Appliances
  • Fitness
  • Home Appliances
  • Home Entertainment
  • HVAC
  • Industrial
  • Power (Power Supplies, UPS)
  • Wire-to-Device
  • Solid State Lighting
  • Indoor and Outdoor Illumination

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