Molex Pico-Lock low-profile SMT wire-to-board system offers high current capability with space savings



Molex ultra-low profile SMT wire-to-board system

Molex's latest ultra-low profile SMT wire-to-board system is now available from TTI, a leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. Pico-Lock™ has a unique side positive-lock design and is only 2.0mm high when mated, which enables significant space savings, yet its 1.50mm pitch can accommodate up to 3.0A. This combination of low-profile, high current capability and secure mating makes Pico-Lock suitable for many applications including LED/LCD PC/TV displays, gaming machines, smart meters, factory automation equipment, power supplies, security and surveillance systems, tablets and notebooks, automotive infotainment systems/interior electronics and LED lamps and transformers,

Pico-Lock’s novel side positive locking design is extremely robust, featuring a wide solder tab which wraps up into the header and around the housing for secure PCB retention and mechanical system stability. Mating this small, slim system is easy, thanks to a guide rib on the housing which ensures correct polarization. Pico-Lock also has top friction locks for additional mating assurance and visual mating confirmation.

Rated up to 3.0A for high signal-line current capability, Pico-Lock features gold-plated copper alloy contacts for durability and reliable electrical performance. Operating temperature range is -25degC to +85degC. The Pico-Lock™ system is manufactured from RoHS and low-halogen compliant materials and is available now in 6, 7, 8 and 10in circuit sizes.