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Molex's MX64 Multi-Pocket Unsealed Headers Deliver Design Flexibility

LISLE, Ill. August 31, 2004 The new MX64 Multi-Pocket Unsealed Headers from Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) offer increased design flexibility to automotive and commercial control module manufacturers. The first to-market products are both two- and three-pocket unsealed headers. These headers meet USCAR approved footprints and testing requirements for 0.64mm (.025") square blade systems, ensuring they are in compliance with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) directives. Currently, the MX64 Multi-Pocket Unsealed Headers are approved for use by major U.S. automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Available in vertical and right angle configurations, the MX64 Multi-Pocket Unsealed Headers enable easy PCB configuration. They offer three polarization options for individual pockets to prevent mismating. These individual pockets provide flexibility in circuit count with their interchangeability to match any of the USCAR circuit sizes (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20) for 0.64mm (.025") square signal blade terminals.

The MX64 Multi-Pocket Unsealed Headers also offer three hybrid pocket options for higher current rating requirements. These hybrid options utilize 1.50mm (.059") or 2.80mm (.110") blades, allowing for power (up to 25 Amperes) and signal blades to be in the same header.

"Automotive and commercial control module manufacturers are looking for a product that provides them both tooling and assembly flexibility," said Scott Reynolds, product manager, Automotive Division, Molex Incorporated. "By developing the MX64 Multi-Pocket Headers, Molex delivers the first product to market that addresses these challenges, while still offering a low-cost solution."

The MX64 Multi-Pocket Headers also feature:

  • High temperature resin housings that allow for multiple soldering processes;
  • Environmentally-friendly, lead-free, post-plated terminals that don't have bare edges;
  • External flanges that provide added strain relief for the PC solder joints; and
  • PC board locks that eliminate the need of screws to hold the header to the PCB during soldering.

The new MX64 Multi-Pocket Headers offer flexibility and an affordable cost. Medium-to-low volume programs are available for OEM pricing. Lead-time is between six and eight weeks.

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