Custom sealed modules provide power protection

March 09, 2017 // By Nick Flaherty
Molex has launched a series of Custom Sealed Modules aimed at designers adding or relocating power switching and circuit protection in vehicles.

The µPDB modules are fully customised to designers' requirements, using only the specific components such as fuses or relays and materials needed for the application.

“Transitioning from a hard-wired auxiliary power box to a connector interface simplifies electrical system design, eliminates wiring errors and reduces the number of cut leads by up to half,” said Rand Wilburn, global product manager at Molex. “With no unnecessary components or wasted space, μPDB Custom Sealed Modules deliver the smallest footprint, easiest customisation and most cost-effective solution in the industry.”

The fully sealed and connectorised system enables mounting in multiple locations within the vehicle, including high-vibration and harsh environments. Modules are fully USCAR-2 specified and IP6k7 rated and feature an operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C (-40 to +257°F), making them applicable for use in passenger cars and trucks, industrial and off-highway equipment, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, boats and personal watercraft.

By packaging relays and fuses close to the application, the need for long wire runs back to the power distribution board is eliminated, saving space and cost and avoiding potential wiring errors. The modules are stackable for further convenience and savings in areas with strict space limits.

For more information please visit:  www.molex.com/link/mircopdb