RS Components offers terminal connectors from Molex

Termination connectors from Molex can reduce cable assembly time and improve reliability and processing time, claims RS Components, as it announces that it now has available the MUO2.5 series of terminal connectors.

The Molex MUO 2.5 series of terminal connectors have been designed to replace closed-end (CE) terminals and reduce harness-assembly lead times, as well as improve quality, reliability and processing.

The MUO 2.5 connectors eliminates tangled wires, to simplify installation and reduce the number of quality issues. It can potentially negate the need for extra inspections, adds RS Components. Typical applications are air conditioners, fan heaters, floor-heating and HVAC systems, as well as other appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines, notes RS Components.

The traditional closed-end termination of connectors typically requires skilled workers and needs extra steps for crimping. Improper crimping is a risk, and extra inspection of the crimp area is required, as this kind of termination can be unstable. Crimping also requires manual sorting, which may lead to damage of the assembly or causation of other quality issues.

Closed-end terminations are typically done as an early step in the assembly process, which can significantly lengthen lead times as well as increasing the cost of stocking. However, the MUO 2.5 termination process delivers a high level of manufacturing flexibility, as it can be set up at any stage of the production workflow.

Features of the MUO 2.5 connectors include two separated retainers to protect cables and secure the terminal position, which also prevent wire entanglement and eliminate electrical-shock hazards; and a simple water-exhaust function that is designed to prevent water from permeating inside.

The Molex MUO 2.5 termination connectors are shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation are the trading brands of Electrocomponents, the global distributor for engineers. It offers more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, and provides a range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, it trades through multiple channels and ships around 50,000 parcels a day.

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