Automotive Headers

TE Connectivity (TE) manufactures a complete portfolio of automotive PCB headers which are designed for a wide range of automotive applications. We also offer additional components and advanced manufacturing technologies for pre-verified end-to-end solutions that drive efficiency.

Automotive grade printed circuit board (PCB) headers.  TE offers a complete portfolio of automotive-grade PCB headers that support signaling, low/ medium power, high voltage, high pin counts, data connectivity, miniaturization and sealing for external applications. Our innovative related technologies such as Press-fit, including innovative insertion zone technology and ultra-low risk plating  together with reliable seating machines,  enables efficient solder-free manufacturing efficiency. Our headers are also pre-verified with our terminal technologies such as NanoMQS and MCON, providing end-to-end solutions that help eliminate compatibility issues and risk of manufacturing disruption


What is the role of an automotive PCB header?
  • Interface between a monitored environment and sensitive in-vehicle intelligence
  • Connection technology between power circuit board and connector
  • Transmission of signals and power from controller to consumers via connector and harness

Miniaturized Connector System, PicoMQS, Awarded 2022 Product of the Year Winner in the Interconnects Category by the publication, Electronic Products.

Digital Configurator

TE's Digital Configurator Tool – Create Your Connectors! Configure freely your desired connectors, design from scratch.

  1. Configure Your Connectors Online (English)

Watch how TE's new interactive product configurator enables you to adapt and design products to your specifications as well as order samples directly.

NanoMQS connector example
NanoMQS connector example
MQS connector example
blue MQS PCB header
black MQS pcb header
MCON PCB header
AMP MCP low to medium power connector
press-fit connection on PCB
HVA1200 high voltage connector
HVA1200 high voltage connector
HVA1200 high voltage connector
HVA280 high voltage connector
MATE-AX connectors
Fakra Connectors

Features and Benefits

  • Support almost all automotive harsh-environment applications.
  • Complementary press-fit and ultra-low whisker risk plating technologies and pre-verified terminals.
  • Original automotive-grade design and manufacturing.
  • Robust automotive-grade miniaturization with up to 80 percent space savings.
  • Automotive-grade quality assurance and global standards/compliance.
  • Global design and manufacturing.


  • Airbag
  • Body Control
  • Brakes
  • Camera
  • Car Audio
  • Collision / Warning
  • Dashboard / Head Unit
  • Diagnosis
  • E-call Telematics
  • Electric Motor
  • Electric Roof
  • Electric Trunk
  • Electric Windows
  • Engine
  • Gateway Module
  • HVAC
  • Infotainment Interface
  • Lighting
  • Navigation
  • Power and Heated Seats
  • Security
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Tire Pressure
  • Wipers
  1. Miniaturized Connectivity | Automotive Applications (English)

View a recent discussion on TE's advantage for miniaturized connectivity products in automotive applications.

  • Press-Fit Technology for Automotive Applications (English)

  • MATE-AX Miniaturized Coax Connector System (English)

  • Data Transmission (English)

  • The Power of TE Connectivity (English)