A high-performance, 1.20mm in-line connector system from Molex is now available in Europe from TTI, a specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components.  The new Molex MXP120 Sealed Connector System for automotive and commercial vehicles is designed to replace more usual 1.50mm terminals in in-line harness applications, saving space and providing high performance within harsh automotive environments.  It has been designed using the worldwide AK cavity definition and is compatible with AK and USCAR interfaces.

MXP120 Sealed Connector System is a 4.00mm pitch system which meets medium-power application requirements up to 13.0A and suits most sealed harnessing applications.  The single wire seal (SWS) connection system has robust perimeter seals to withstand high-pressure spray environments.  The smaller package size of the MXP120 System offers significant space savings compared to existing 1.50mm connection systems and  greater current carrying capacity than 0.64mm terminal systems. Consisting of single row receptacles and single row blade connectors, physical design features include independent secondary locking (ISL) on female receptacles and primary lock reinforcement (PLR) on the male blade connectors to ensure correct terminal positioning, while an audible click confirms secure mating. All circuit sizes and keying options are scoop proof, thanks to shrouds on the female receptacles.Female receptacles also feature an integral locking latch with bridge protection to protect them from damage during packaging and storage and prolong service life.

The Molex MXP120 Sealed Connection System is available in yellow housings validated to meet T3-V2-S2 performance standards for in-vehicle safety system applications, including suplemental inflatable restraints, safety restraint systems, seat-belt pretentioners and airbags.  Black housings with standard USCAR polarisation options will be available shortly and are currently being validated to meet T4-V4-S3 (per GMW3191) specifications for high performance (temperatures up to 155degC/vibration up to 300m/s²) for use in space-constrained powertrain applications (fuel injections systems, emission controls, ignition coil) and body electronics connections in wet areas (exterior lighting, indicators, door locking mechanisms).