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%.
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
Common Product Attributes
Miniature Automotive Connector Portfolio
|Wire Size||0.13 mm2 to 0.35 mm2|
|Blade Size||0.5 x 0.4 mm|
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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.
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).
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).
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.
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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