Molex Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System


Molex’s Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire-insertion and high wire-retention forces

The termination method of Molex’s Lite-Trap connector system is similar to Molex’s Wire Trap connectors, and also to certain competitive “Poke-In”-style versions. A stripped wire is inserted into the connector and pushes open a gate-style terminal that “traps” the wire. To unmate, a button-style lever on the housing top is pushed down to allow the wire to be disengaged. With a profile height of just 4.20 mm, Molex’s Lite-Trap connectors offer the lowest profile available of similar wire-removable types. Other lower-profile versions are available in the market, but these are permanent one-time connection types that do not allow wire removal.

Molex’s wire-removable Lite-Trap connector offers lower wire-insertion force than similar types. It also offers a user-friendly latch that is easy for operators to engage and disengage, even without the use of a tool. These features combine to offer easy field assembly and removal if needed for trained or untrained operators. Other features of the Lite-Trap connector include a housing design that accepts more insulation-length range than competitive designs. This provides more stable wire seating for electrical contact assurance. The dual-contact wire-trap clamp design provides further mating assurance.

Features
  • Low profile (4.20 mm)
  • User-friendly push-button latch
  • Dual-contact gate-style terminal design
  • Long wire insulation design
  • Compact industry-standard PCB pattern layout
  • Wire-stopper feature
Applications
  • Down lighting
  • Strip lighting
  • Factory automation equipment
  • Consumer electronics
  • Any application requiring an easy-to-use wire insertion/extraction method

Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
1041880110 SMT W-B CONN PB TYPE 1C 12531
1041880210 SMT W-B CONN PB TYPE 2C 6041