Wire-to-board connector system

Paul Boughton

Molex Incorporated solves common design challenges faced by electronics engineers with its CLIK-Mate 1.50mm Wire-to-Board Connector System, which offers a variety of circuit sizes, mounting styles and wire gauges to meet next-generation power and signal needs.

In addition to the original top-mount options, the CLIK-Mate 1.50mm family now includes a bottom-entry version, providing capabilities for multiple applications that require the mating configuration to come from underneath such as solid-state lighting; gaming machines; LCD televisions; desktop PCs; servers, hubs and routers; factory automation equipment; medical equipment and automotive infotainment devices.

CLIK-Mate 1.50mm offers about a 30% smaller footprint versus similar 2.00mm pitch versions

The CLIK-Mate 1.50mm offers approximately a 30% smaller footprint versus similar 2.00mm pitch versions, yet it still meets the same signal and power requirements making it an suitable bridge between CLIK-Mate 1.25mm and CLIK-Mate 2.0mm. It also provides mating assurance with several design features including dual inner positive locks with an audible click, a user-friendly thumb-latch for easy insertion/extraction and windows that provide visual confirmation of locking.  

The tuning-fork terminal design on the CLIK-Mate 1.50mm system provides protection against terminal stubbing, along with low insertion force and secure contact.