Miniature Automotive Terminals and Connectors

Miniature Automotive Terminals and Connectors

The number and complexity of electronically controlled vehicle functions are growing at a rapid pace which in turn, creates a need to save space. In addition, manufacturers need to ensure that components meet ultra-high levels robustness and reliability when deployed in harsh high-vibration, high-temperature automotive environments. Supporting a blade size of 0.5mm and a wire range of 0.13mm² – 0.35mm², TE Connectivity's (TE) portfolio of miniaturized automotive connector systems are designed to meet the most stringent OEM specifications such as LV214 and USCAR while enabling space saving of up to 50%.

150

Number of electrical connections in today's vehicles

60%

Potential wiring weight reduction with connector miniaturization

30%

Potential energy savings with connector miniaturization

Miniaturized PicoMQS Vehicle Interconnection System

New - PicoMQS Automotive-Grade Miniaturized Connector System

  • Automotive-grade robustness with Class 2 vibration stability
  • 30% reduced pin pitch with 1.27mm pitch
  • 55% reduction in crimp length
  • 78% reduced packaging space (compared to MQS)
  • 40% space savings (compared to NanoMQS)
  • Smallest LV214 qualified crimped connection
  • 0.22 wire carrying up to 4 amps
  • S-bending solder pin design with a reduced pin length by 4mm (42% shorter length)
  • Manufacturing ease, quality and cost efficiency

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Common Product Attributes

Miniature Automotive Connector Portfolio

Dimensions  
Wire Size 0.13 mm2 to 0.35 mm2
Blade Size 0.5 x 0.4 mm
  1. Miniaturized Automotive Connectivity (English)

Get to know our miniaturized connector systems and learn how we support smaller and lighter electronic components.

PicoMQS Miniaturized Automotive Connector System

Innovative miniaturized automotive connector system and solution that meets both increasing miniaturization requirements and the high vibration standards needed for durable and easy-to-integrate automotive electronics. The PicoMQS connector system is used in connections within vehicle sub-systems or modules, often known as blackboxes, including headlamp and steering wheel units as well as vehicle cameras. In addition, the PicoMQS connector system supports flat-flexible (FFC) and flexible-printed (FPC) cables often used in EV battery management systems facilitating routing around compact complex battery geometries.

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PicoMQS 5 Position Tab Header Assembly, 90 Degrees

1.27

1.27mm Pin-Pitch

78%

Reduced packaging space (compared to MQS)

LV214

Smallest LV214 qualified crimped connection with Class 2 vibration stability

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NanoMQS Miniature Automotive Connectors

Based on TE’s highly successful MQS connector system, the NanoMQS connector system offers a pin pitch of 1,8mm enabling a PCB footprint reduction by up to 50%. NanoMQS connectors operate a maximum opertating temperature of 170°C (AG).

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Nano Header

LV214

Regional OEM Specification (Europe); SG4 vibration grade per LV214 (Ag)

1.8

1.8mm Pin-to-Pin Pitch

6A

Current capacity (80°C)

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MCON 0.50 Terminals & Connectors

Designed for very harsh automotive environments and with the same space saving advantages as the NanoMQS terminal, this sealed system offers a “clean body design”. The MCON 0.50 system meets the requirements for LV214 level 3 for close-proximity installations and level 4 in the case of direct engine mounting. MCON connectors operate up to 170°C (AG).

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MCON terminal

LV214

Regional OEM Specification (Europe)

1.8

1.8mm Pin-to-Pin Pitch

4A

Current Capacity (80°C)

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Generation 50 Connectors

Featuring a “clean body” design with anti-stubbing terminal beam geometry that significantly lowers the risk of terminal push out, TE’s Generation 50 connector system offers superior robustness with PCB retention forces of up to 80N. Generation 50 connectors can operate up to 100°C.

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Generation 50 Header

USCAR

Regional OEM Specification; USCAR-2, USCAR-25, GMW3191 compliant

1.8

1.8mm Pin-to-Pin Pitch

5A

Current Capacity (80°C)

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0.50 Series Connectors

Featuring a double locking system for high reliability, TE’s 0.50 Series connector system is designed for use in various automotive applications requiring the minimal PCB footprint.minal push out, TE’s Generation 50 connector system offers superior robustness with PCB retention forces of up to 80N. The 0.50 series offers a maximum operating temperature of 85°C.

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Miniaturization page - 050 Series

JAPAN

Designed for Japan's regional OEM specifications

1.5

Pin-to-pinch 1.5mm (SMT) or 1.6mm (DIP)

5A

Current Capacity (80°C)

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Applications
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connector applicator
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LV214

Regional OEM Specification (Europe); SG4 vibration grade per LV214 (Ag)

1.8

1.8mm Pin-to-Pin Pitch

4A

Current capacity (80°C)

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