LITEFORCE Next Generation Contact Technology
LITEFORCE is a revolutionary terminal receptacle contact technology that addresses the challenge of high mating forces associated with high pin count connectors.
Imagine if you could reduce the mating force of your most common connectors while also increasing current capacity and vibration resistance?
TE Connectivity's (TE) LITEFORCE is a new terminal receptacle contact technology that addresses the challenge of high mating forces associated with high pin count connectors.
Our LITEFORCE technology is a new terminal design that helps address the conflict between technological requirements and automotive assembly line worker’s health. TE's LITEFORCE technology incorporates an innovative “wave-form” contact geometry that ensures that mechanical pressure is applied exactly on the points where the highest current rating can be achieved. Unlike traditional contact geometries, TE's LITEFORCE technology wave structure includes a multiple contact point structure with additional redundant contact points that ensure the optimum current transmission is achieved even during high vibration. That means the spring beams applying mechanical pressure on the contact zone can be reduced in thickness thus reducing the overall mating force required. Alternatively, with no alternation to the beams, current capacity and vibration resistance can be significantly increased,
Our LITEFORCE technology will be available with TE’s MQS, AMP MCP and MCON product families.
Up to 2 vibration class improvements for terminals featuring the LITEFORCE technology. That means that your customers benefit from even greater levels of robustness and reliability in daily usage.
TE’s LITEFORCE contact technology has been developed for use in high pin-count connectors. It can meet and exceed the mechanical and electrical performance of standard Hertzian contacts. The wave structure contact geometry on the terminal beams was tested and verified on a modified MQS terminal. Other terminal deployments of the wave from technology are already in the market and in series applications. LITEFORCE contact technology can resolve the potentially conflicting goals of ensuring assembly line workers’ health and meeting technical performance requirements of connectors as well as potentially reducing the complexity and cost of connectors by eliminating the need for additional mating assist features. Learn more by registering to download our whitepaper.