Plastic Circular (MPC) Interconnect System

Molex's interconnect system is high-performing, affordable, and customizable

Image of Molex's MPC Interconnect SystemThe Molex plastic circular (MPC) interconnect system provides a high-performing, affordable alternative to typical medical circular connectors.

Available to be purchased off-the-shelf, MPC pigtails combine premium performance and ease of use while incorporating proven cost-effective technology.

Features and Benefits

  • Utilizes a proven Molex contact technology
    • Ensures a reliable electrical interface and 10,000 mating cycles
    • Utilizes economical stamped-and-formed process, which allows for selective plating for further cost reduction
  • Lightweight medical-grade plastic housing (on the standard male plug and panel-mount female receptacles)
    • PPSU for reuse, sterilization apps
    • Polycarbonate for single-use apps
  • Two standard diameter versions available (D1 with 8 contacts; D2 with 17 contacts)
    • Addresses a wide range of medical equipment applications
  • IP64 rating option available
    • Protects against dust ingress and splashing water
  • Custom cable assemblies available
    • Offers a complete cable solution, from design through manufacturing, in an ISO 13485-certified facility
  • Same low-cost, high-performance signal contacts for both D1 and D2 form factors
    • Supports economical connector while delivering low-contact resistance
  • Simple push-pull mating engagement with unique locking sleeve
    • Easy to use
    • Latch provides cable unmating force to 50 N min for D1 and 85 N (min.) for D2
  • Factory-potted contact pin field for both plugs and receptacles
    • Prevents ingress of flux into the contact zone during termination; provides barrier against moisture ingress through the pin field in the unmated state during field use
  • Selective pin-count capability with each diameter interface
    • Enables contact-usage flexibility without wasted pins
  • Design can accommodate a wide range of bulk cable OD
    • Delivers flexibility via alternate interface technologies and hybrid solutions
  • Single-use male
    • Provides a non-locking, passive latch to provide the lowest applied cost alternative
    • This provides 10 N minimum unmating force in the D1 and 15 N minimum in the D2
Applications
  • Surgical equipment/devices
  • Telehealth: remote patient monitoring systems
  • Disposables (sensors/catheters)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Dental
  • Imaging
  • Patient monitoring

Molex Plastic Circular (MPC) Interconnect System

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
MPC-TO-PIGTAIL CABLE ASSEMBLY, P1728970002MPC-TO-PIGTAIL CABLE ASSEMBLY, P15 - ImmediateView Details
MPC-TO-PIGTAIL CABLE ASSEMBLY, D1728980002MPC-TO-PIGTAIL CABLE ASSEMBLY, D30 - ImmediateView Details
MPC-TO-PIGTAIL CABLE ASSEMBLY, O1728990002MPC-TO-PIGTAIL CABLE ASSEMBLY, O28 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2019-04-02