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Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connectors

Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connectors from Molex are ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications and offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire insertion and high wire retention forces.

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” type connectors. 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 4.20 mm, 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.

Part Number View Inventory
1041880110 Lite-Trapô SMT Wire-to-Board Connectors, Push-Button Type, One Circuit
1041880210 Lite-Trapô SMT Wire-to-Board Connectors, Push-Button Type, Two Circuits

Features and Benefits Include:

  • Low profile (4.20mm) - Meets needs of thin LED modules and other compact applications
  • Uer-friendly push-button latch - Ensures easy wire extraction
  • Dual-contact gate-style terminal design - Enables secure electrical contact and high wire-retention force
  • Long wire insulation design - Provides stable wire placement for additional contact assurance
  • Compact industry-standard PCB pattern layout - Saves space and is drop-in compatible with certain competitive products
  • Wire stopper feature - Facilitates correct wire insertion depth placement

Markets and Applications

  • Lighting - down light, strip light
  • Factory automation equipment
  • Consumer electronics
  • Any applications requiring an easy-to-use wire insertion/extraction method

See also:
Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connectors (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

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