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Latest Molex power connectors, now available from RS Components

New Ultra-Fit™ range, up to 17% smaller than alternatives, designed for easy, accurate assembly, reliable latching and superior long-term performance

Singapore, 13 January 2016:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Molex Ultra-Fit™ power connectors, bringing the reliable, easy-mating advantages and space-saving design of the Fit family into wire-to-board applications up to 14A for equipment such as white goods, automotive systems, industrial automation, medical technology, lighting and telecoms.

The new 3.5mm-pitch Ultra-Fit™ connectors join the Fit portfolio alongside the Mega-Fit™ 5.7mm-pitch series rated up to 23A per circuit, the 4.2mm/13A Mini-Fit™, and the 3mm/5A Micro-Fit. Featuring the Fit-family split-box terminal design with six points of contact, Ultra-Fit connectors have low insertion force allowing fast, fatigue-free productivity, and deliver long-term reliability in the field. With multiple features to ensure correct mating, and terminal position assurance (TPA) to prevent back-out, they have a 17% smaller footprint than competing, similarly-rated connectors.

Multiple mechanical keying options allow several sets of connectors to be used in the same assembly without fear of cross insertion. There are also colour-coding options that provide clear guidance for assembly during production or maintenance in the field. The positive-lock housing confirms mating with an audible click and prevents accidental disengagement. In addition, anti-snag design prevents wires becoming trapped and damaging the latch.

All header and receptacle terminals are fully isolated. In conjunction with the scoop-proof housing, this prevents damage during handling and mating. In addition to preventing terminal back-out by ensuring the terminal is fully seated in the housing, the TPA built into the new Ultra-Fit series and other Fit-family connectors also provides secondary protection against failure of the connector’s main retention mechanism.

RS is now stocking a range of Ultra-Fit connectors, crimp terminals and hand crimping tools. For further information, or to place an order, please go to the website at sg.rs-online.com/web/.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com