Ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications, Molex's Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors can now be ordered from TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The components offer a low profile, easy wire removal, as well as low wire insertion and high wire retention forces.
With a low profile height of just 4.20mm, the 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.
The termination method of the Lite-Trap connector system is similar to Molex's Wire-Trap connectors, and also to certain competitive "Poke-In" style versions. 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.
Offering lower wire insertion force than similar types, the devices also offer 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.
About TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world's leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. TTI's philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI's sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit www.ttieurope.com.
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