New Power Technologies Reduce Failures, Improve Reliability

Available On Demand Until September 11, 2019

In this webinar, Molex technical power experts will discuss three separate technologies that apply to power distribution, and how these solutions are reducing failures and improving reliability in the field.

1. Power-application customers face the tasks of choosing headers with exposed terminals that could leave connectors susceptible to damage, and large, fully isolated headers that take up too much space.  Trent Perkins, Group Product Manager at Molex, will discuss how power connectors help solve this dilemma by providing design engineers with fully protected header terminals in a small package.  Topics covered include a technology overview and applications.

2.  When mating two rigid PCBs or bus bars, it is difficult to have perfect pin-to-socket alignment. A degree of float is needed in these situations to accommodate any misalignment there may be. A new interconnect system provides up to 1.0mm of float (industry leading) through its unique design. This float assures ease of mating and prevents potential damage to the socket contacts. Jeff Gaumer, New Product Development Manager at Molex, will briefly review this differentiated product and examine some application scenarios.

3.  Ralph Kern will review laminated busbar applications. With the recent acquisition of Triton Manufacturing, Molex offers the development and design of custom power distribution solutions. Successful applications will be reviewed.


Trent Perkins, Group Product Manager

Trent Perkins serves as a group product manager at Molex and is responsible for product managers in charge of development and commercialization of low power connectors. He holds a degree in electrical engineering. In Trent’s previous roles at Molex, he developed solutions for key customers in mobile, industrial automation, non-automotive transportation and marine markets. Trent has also served as the VP of Operations for a successful automotive focused web-based start-up.

Jeff Gaumer, New Product Development Manager

Jeff Gaumer: Jeff Gaumer serves as a New Product Development Manager for the Molex Power & Signal Business Unit, responsible for the development and commercialization of new High Current Power Interconnect Systems. He joined Molex in 1986 and has held positions in Sales, Sales Management, Global Account Management, Industry Marketing Management, and New Product Development.

Ralph Kern, Business Development Manager – Triton

Ralph Kern is a Business Development Manager at Molex. He is responsible for the development of busbar business in North America for Triton, a recent Molex acquisition. Ralph joined Molex in 1999 as a Sales Engineer and was a Regional Distribution Sales Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Doug Jones, National Distribution Account Manager, Molex    
Doug Jones is a National Distribution Account Manager at Molex. He has over 23 years of experience with Molex, and has held roles in Customer Service, Business Development, Sales Management, Customer Service Management, and Product Management. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an advanced degree from Northern Illinois University.

About Heilind Electronics:

Heilind Electronics, Inc. ( is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Follow Heilind on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About Molex, LLC:

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical. For more information, please visit 

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