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Fischer releases MiniMax 06 miniature connector

Fischer releases MiniMax 06 miniature connector

May 3, 2016 – Fischer Connectors, a provider of circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, launched an ultra-miniature connector, MiniMax 06, as an extension of its miniature high-density product range, the Fischer MiniMaxTM Series.

The MiniMax 06 connector can include up to 12 power and signal contacts in a footprint of only 10 mm. This corresponds to a density factor* of 0.83. The MiniMax 06 connector also includes a unique configuration with 2 signal and 2 high-power 1.3 mm contacts for applications needing 10 Amps or more power, doubling the standard 5 Amps current rating of the existing MiniMax product line.

Also available as a pre-cabled solution, it is ideally suited for handheld or body-worn applications when space is limited, in such fields as defense & security, instrumentation, testing equipment, civil or military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among many others.

Increased power & miniaturization with continued durability

MiniMax 06 integrates fully into the ultra-miniature high-performance Fischer MiniMaxSeries. Tested for high-speed protocols such as HDMI and data transfer up to 10Gb/s, the series also addresses the growing market need for higher data transmission rates.

MiniMax 06’s main technical specifications

  • Up to 12 contacts in less than 10 mm diameter
  • Unique combined power and signal configuration
  • IP68 mated & unmated
  • Transfer data up to 10Gb/s
  • Robust locking systems: push-pull, screw and quick-release
  • Also available pre-cabled with straight or angled bend relief overmold
  • 5,000 mating cycles

The Fischer MiniMaxSeries connectors and cable assembly solutions allow design engineers to save up to 45% space and to reduce weight by up to 75% compared to standard connectors with a similar contact size. By replacing multiple connectors with only one, they pack more functionality into smaller devices, lowering the total cost of ownership.

These connectors are also rugged, with IP68 sealing (2m/24h), both mated and unmated, an unbreakable keying system, and over-molded cable assemblies. Available in three locking systems (push-pull, screw and quick-release), they are easy to connect and disconnect up to 5,000 times.

The Fischer MiniMaxSeries now comes in two sizes, 06 and 08, with receptacles of 10 mm and 12 mm footprint respectively. Configurations range from 4 to 24 contacts.

* Density factor = receptacle diameter divided by the number of contacts available in that receptacle size.

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