MolexKK® and MLX™ Connectors: Industry-compatible Systems for Power and Signal Distribution
Two industry-standard connector lines share the spotlight for proven performance and versatility: KK connectors and the MLX family.
These products are widely recognized for their use in power and signal distribution in nearly every electronics market, from appliances, to gaming equipment, H-VAC systems and interior vehicle applications. We highlight their key customer advantages and design wins.
The KK family of headers, housings and PCB receptacles is based on standard pitch sizes, from 2.54 to 5.08mm.
The discerning feature of this economical wire-to-board and board-to-board system is the dual-cantilever terminal. It hosts a locking tang to prevent back-out and comes in options for high-vibration applications.
The MarKK™ terminal features four points of contact to carry up to 13 Amps per circuit, for nearly double the current capacity of the standard KK terminal.
All KK headers feature friction-lock ramps for extra mating assurance and are easily customizable.
Breakaway styles are ideal for prototyping by cutting down on inventory costs. In addition, the robust header design and post-plated terminals set KK above the competition for added reliability.
The KK series is ideal for a variety of applications, including fire alarms and ATMs. New designs are appearing in the medical industry in heart monitors and dental equipment, as well as in the automotive industry in signal controls and panel lighting.
The MLX product family is an industry-standard, 6.35mm-pitch connector line for use in all types of power distribution. These connectors are qualified for high current, from 13.5 to 20 amps, for both wire-to-wire and wire-to-board applications.
The MLX series is interchangeable with other compatible makes, and is UL and CSA certified. The crimp housings and PCB headers feature positive locks and accommodate both male and female terminals for greater design flexibility.
In addition to standard 94V-0 and V-2 ratings, MLX is available in a wide range of Glow-wire capable versions, to meet safety and environmental requirements in the home appliance industry.
Common applications for MLX include: Servers and power supplies in the data telecom market. Motors and Gas Valves for H-VAC applications. As well as in LED lighting and industrial controllers.
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