Reducing a vehicle’s weight begins with miniaturizing its components. The NanoMQS terminals and connectors from TE offer unprecedented space and weight advantages to meet strict CO2 emissions standards for today’s automotive industry
TE Connectivity has been working on concepts for smaller terminals and connectors, based on our MQS contact family, since 2007. Initially, our “NanoMQS” terminal was developed and tooled to test electrical performance, and the first housings are now available
for serial applications.
These products enable a reduced PCB size for electronic components, smaller wires down to 0.13mm2 and a reduced total connector package. These features combine to conserve energy and resources while reducing weight and – ultimately – CO2 emissions as well.
TE Connectivity’s NanoMQS supports modular integration, with both primary and secondary locks positioned inline. This enables the connector system to be hybridized with the MQS terminal, PQ, MPQ, and MQS 1.5.
This unique product offers reductions of up to 50% terminal weight and up to 55% housing weight and package reduction, compared to conventional solutions. These weight and space advantages are unprecedented for this type of connector within the automotive industry. In addition, the headers can be designed for press fitting, through-hole and SMD, with board termination technology to complement a wide range of product options.