Picoflex® Connectors

Molex

Molex's Picoflex® range provides high power and signal connectors in a space-saving, robust and reliable package for a diverse range of wire-to-board applications. Available in 4 to 26 circuits, Picoflex connectors mate with 1.27mm pitch ribbon cable - a worldwide industry standard. Tested to the high-vibration and shock requirements of multiple industries, Picoflex is ideal for use in diverse applications such as solar applications, weighing systems, vehicle infotainment, telecommunications and portable heart monitors.

Picoflex connectors have a mated height of 6.40mm for vertical-mating configurations - approximately 15% less than traditional 1.27mm connector systems. A strong one-piece upper housing provides excellent cable retention for multiple applications, and is ideal for those requiring small circuit sizes. The high-reliability contact features a four-point interface with the cable and two points of contact between the header and receptacle. Picoflex also offers excellent polarization to both the PCB and between the female connector and header.

Molex has expanded the Picoflex family to include reverse-footprint SMT headers. Available with and without latches and in optional high-temperature plastic, the new headers are compatible with RoHS lead-free reflow soldering processes up to +260°C. Standard cable assemblies are also available from 6cm – 120cm.

Features

  • Series 90325 - Standard through-hole, vertical header suitable for wave-soldering; multiple plating options available
  • Series 90800 - Standard through-hole, right-angle header suitable for wave-soldering; kinked header tails provide easy retention
  • Series 91714 - Through-hole, high-temperature, right-angle header; suitable for reflow solderingS
  • eries 90779 - Vertical, through-hole header manufactured in high-temperature nylon 4/6 for IR compatibility; multiple plating options available
  • Series 90814 - Pure SMT friction-lock header version provides high-temperature material with SMT tails; multiple packaging and plating options
  • Series 90816 - SMT latched header with positive-latch feature gives 50% greater retention than is required; available in multiple plating options
  • Series 91330 - SMT low-profile header creates double-sided board effect with a single-sided SMT process for ease of assembly
  • Series 93405/93407 - Reverse PCB footprint SMT headers; provide second source on existing customer BOMs without the need for PCB re-design

Applications

Automotive

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Car LCD panel
  • Car audio
  • Dashboard applications
  • In Car entertainment
  • Navigation systems

Consumer

  • DVD Players/Recorders
  • Satellite receivers
  • Security systems
  • Smart card readers
  • Vending machines

Data/Communications

  • Office equipment

Industrial

  • Access controls
  • Advertising displays
  • Power supplies markets and applications
  • Security devices
  • Solar
  • Weighing systems

Medical

  • Blood analyzer
  • Patient monitors
  • Portable heart monitors
  • Testers

Sustainable Energy

  • Solar converters
  • Solar inverters