Molex’s Spot-On is industry’s first SMT potting wire-to-board connector system with improved process capabilities and mechanical reliability for protection against water ingress in white goods applications requiring potting treatment.
White goods applications that use potting for sealing protection are moving from through-hole mounting to SMT mounting due to lower processing cost. Molex has responded with the industry’s first SMT potting wire-to-board connector.
Potting materials expand and contract in accordance with heat shock condition during device operation, which gives stress on the solder joints and may cause solder cracking. Spot-On connectors feature center PCB nails to absorb the stress caused by temperature changes and protect SMT solder joints.
Water sensitive applications such as bidet and shower toilets are in demand in the market. These applications require potting sealing on their board. Spot-On connectors provide protection against water ingress and signal interference.
Outer-locking connectors are susceptible to wire tangling that can break the latch. An inner positive-lock design protects the latch from breakage and provides space savings.