TE Connectivity has introduced a new connector designed to be used for connections within automotive headlamp units, steering wheel units and vehicle cameras, as well as for the fat-flexible and flexible-printed cables in EV battery management systems.
The company says the PicoMQS reduces crimp length by 55% and packaging space by 78% compared to existing 0.5 mm connector systems. It calls the PicoMQS “the smallest automotive qualified crimped terminal, connector and header system on the market.”
The PicoMQS has a 1.27 mm pitch, a clearance and creepage distance of 0.46 mm, a receptacle contact for 0.5 x 0.4 mm tabs and compatibility with wires of 0.13 to 0.22 mm2 in cross-section.
Source: TE Connectivity