Only Connect: On the Molex ValuSeal connector series

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has more than 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

This week I want to tell you all about the Molex ValuSeal – it’s pretty new so I’m quite excited to see how it does out in the industry.

Molex Valuseal circuit-matedIn short the ValuSeal is a IP65 a rated connector system with positive latching and integrated environmental seals.

It is set to compete directly with other similar connectors. What is different is the integrated seal meaning you no longer have to fiddle about with the little seals over the wire before crimping. For anyone that has had to assemble those in the past, we can all agree this is a great improvement.

Here are some quick specs:

  • IP65-rated, integrated wire-and-ring seal (for wire
  • type: 16 AWG UL1061, 18 AWG UL1007, 18 AWG UL1095)
  • 2-circuit connector currently available; 4-circuit coming in Q2 2017
  • One-piece housing design
  • Compact 4.00mm pitch

I can think of many applications that would benefit from the use of these connectors and they way Molex have positioned on price them they make a quite attracting argument for any new and existing designs.

molex valuseal 2

Here is a short video overview of the series:

Nick Lock, Nicab Ltd 

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