Glow-wire compliant wire-to-wire headers

January 18, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Molex has introduced a range of glow-wire compliant RAST 2.5 wire-to-wire headers that deliver power and cost efficiency through an interface that can be terminated and cross-mated with any existing RAST infrastructure. Available in panel mount and flying header versions, the connectors are suitable for power and signal applications carrying up to 4.0A (32V).

Suitable for 2.0A applications in temperatures between -20 to +120°C, these connectors are rated for higher loads of up to 4.0 A (-20 to +60 °C). The insulation body material is polyamide (PA6) and variants accept single wires of a diameter between 0.22 and 0.38mm 2 on 2.5mm or 5mm pitch (2 to 15 pole), as well as 0.50mm 2 on 5mm pitch (2 to 9 pole). Insulation resistance of at least 10 MΩ is maintained. The active latch design secures mated connectors with an IDT retention force of 30N, surpassing the high vibration requirements of the automotive industry. Multiple coding and keying options help prevent mis-mating during assembly. 

As with all RAST connectors from Molex, these meet the requirements of the Glow-Wire standard (IEC / BS EN 60695-2), having been tested for flammability at 750ºC and 850ºC. In addition, they are UL (UL 1977), CSA (C22.2 NO. 182.3-M1987) and VDE certified.

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