RS Components adds IP67-rated 1connector system from Molex

Distributor, RS Components has added the Molex Squba range of 1.80mm sealed wire-to-wire connectors. The connectors are designed to fit into small spaces and offer IP67 protection against liquid, dust and dirt.

Squba supports currents up to 6.0A carried over No. 24 to No. 22 AWG wire, delivering more power over such a small wire gauge than other connector systems on the market, claims RS Components. The terminal pitch is 1.80mm.

The connectors are suitable for use in the consumer, industrial and transport sectors, where components are often required to fit into limited available space. Many of these applications also experience wet or dusty conditions that can cause unsealed connectors to fail, adds the distributor.

The Squba connector system is suitable for space-constrained, harsh-environment applications such as robotics, industrial motors and machines, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outdoor lighting, HVAC equipment, security systems, food processing equipment, liquid dispensers, and under-dashboard wiring for boats and other marine vessels.

The patent-pending Molex design features a protected, low-profile positive latch that stops wires getting caught during assembly while keeping the overall connector package size small. Seal caps with protective guide channels align terminals to provide additional security against seal puncture during assembly, and also protect against seal damage during handling, shipping, insertion and operation.

The Molex Squba wire-to-wire connector system comprises plug and receptacle housings and crimp terminals that can be assembled in two- to 10-circuit configurations, including void options for three-, five-, seven- and nine-circuit requirements. Clean-body terminals with wraparound insulation crimps help prevent seal punctures. Each female terminal has two contact points and two serrations in the conductor crimp area to enhance electrical and mechanical performance, explains RS Components. A primary lock provides 30 N terminal retention force.

Contact resistance is 10 mOhm and insulation resistance is 100 MOhm. Maximum voltage is 125V, with dielectric withstand tests indicating less than 5.0mA leakage current. The operating temperature range is from -40 to +105 degree C.

The Molex Squba range is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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