Most junction box is compatible with reflow soldering

Paul Boughton
Molex Incorporated is introducing an innovative Most straight junction box that is compatible with reflow soldering. According to the company, automotive OEMs can achieve significant reductions in process time and assembly costs in their multimedia and infotainment networking product manufacturing by using the new product.
Padraig Franklin, product manager for Molex, comments: "The elimination of the wave soldering process has been recognised as the most important factor in increasing manufacturing efficiency and reducing the associated production costs of the Most junction box. Molex has worked closely with leading automotive manufacturers to design and develop a reflow soldering process-compatible alternative. Suitable for any infotainment application in both the automotive and non-automotive transportation industries, our new 91905 series straight junction box complies with the Most standard dimensions. The Junction Box contains 42 circuits, which allows OEMs to connect all their required multimedia devices using just one connector."
The housing for the new 91905 series straight junction box is manufactured from a high-temperature PPA (polyphthalamide) resin with superior heat distortion stability, making this product capable of withstanding reflow soldering process temperatures. Comprising 16 spade terminals for power, two fuse terminals and 24 square 0.61mm (.024inch) signal pins, the Molex Most straight junction box is used as the interface connector between the electronics of the vehicle multimedia interface module - which contains the stereo, GPS, DVD, phone and portable media player controls - and the harness that connects the speakers and amplifiers. Molex can also offer custom-designed right-angle junction boxes with the same capability.
Most stands for Media-Orientated Systems Transport and is the standard for multimedia and infotainment networking in the automotive industry. Molex is part of the Most Cooperation, which was set up in 1998 to design a common standard for the ever-growing multimedia networking car entertainment and accessory systems. Most technology was designed to provide an efficient and cost-effective method of transmitting audio, video, data and control information between attached devices in the harsh environments of automotive applications. At the same time, it provides the quality of service required for the transmission of audio and video services.
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