December 2015 – TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks Molex’s rugged ML-XT connection system in Europe. Featuring a market leading high-performance seal technology, it is a cost competitive solution offering superior reliability for critical vehicle-wiring applications in harsh environments.
The sophisticated seal technology used by Molex’s ML-XT connection system is proven to prevent ingress of fluids under extreme conditions. An advanced two-shot LSR (liquid silicone rubber) molding produces a one-piece plug and seal that provides optimum seal positioning at all times, including during mating and un-mating of the header and receptacle. The result is a solution that achieves superior reliability over de-facto-standard systems in the industry.
Further technical details include rear seals made from HCR (high consistency rubber) to prevent damage to the rear seal during terminal insertion/extraction. Latched rear covers allow for flexible cable exits and cable movement whilst maintaining optimum seal position to prevent leak paths. A high terminal retention force exceeding 111N helps withstand high axial pull-out forces per J2030 specification. The plug housing features an integral locking latch to ensure secure mating of the plug and receptacle.
The plug and receptacle housings are supplied pre-assembled with internal HCR rear seals locked-in by rear covers. This reduces inventory, assembly time and costs for harness manufacturers and prevents the loss of rear seals for a cost-competitive mated system. The connection system is available with nine different colour-coded housings to enable easy visual mating of harnesses and to prevent mis-mating.
About TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is one of the world’s leading specialist distributors of passive, connector, electromechanical, discrete, power and sensor components. TTI’s philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI’s sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit www.ttieurope.com.