Singapore ?? Molex has introduced the Micro-Fit? TPA Single Row?Receptacle, which offers a TPA integrally molded with the housing. The integrated TPA?(terminal position assurance) feature ensures terminal seating.??When connectors are assembled incompletely or incorrectly, terminal back-outs can?occur, causing end-product failure,? said John Luthy, product manager, Molex. ?This can?produce problems ranging from intermittent operation to complete product failure. The?Micro-Fit TPA Single Row Receptacle resolves these issues by significantly reducing?terminal back-out and virtually eliminating end-product failures caused by terminal back-outs.?
The reduction in terminal back-out is made possible by ensuring proper terminal seating?and providing a secondary terminal retention feature. For example, assemblers cannot?close the TPA unless the terminal is properly seated. Also, the receptacles provide?backward compatibility with existing Micro-Fit 3.0? connectors and terminals,?eliminating the need for customers to make major revisions or investments in their?applications and enabling running change implementation to incorporate the new TPA?receptacle.
Applications for Micro-Fit TPA Single Row Receptacles include consumer and home?appliances, data/computing (desktops, workstations, power supplies and UPSs)?telecommunications/ networking (servers, routers and switches) and?automotive/commercial vehicle (harnesses, non-sealed applications and inside?devices). Single-row, wire-to- wire and wire-to- board configurations are available?immediately with 2 to 7 circuits.