MiniMax series of ultra-miniature connectors

MiniMax series of ultra-miniature connectors

October 7, 2016

Fischer Connectors Inc.
Design Components

Alpharetta, Georgia – An even smaller ultra-miniature connector, MiniMax 06, is an extension of its miniature high-density product range, the Fischer MiniMax Series. The MiniMax 06 connector can include up to 12 power and signal contacts in a footprint of only 10mm. This corresponds to a density factor* of 0.83 – a unique technological feature for a connector with standard 0.5mm contacts. The new MiniMax 06 connector also includes a new unique configuration with two-signal and two high-power 1.3mm contacts for applications needing 10A or more power, doubling the standard 5A current rating of the existing MiniMax product line.

MiniMax 06 is easy to use and ensures premium performance even in harsh environments. Also available as a pre-cabled solution, it is ideally suited for handheld or body-worn applications when space is limited.

Increased power & miniaturization with continued durability
With this new smaller connector, Fischer Connectors continues to drive the evolution towards combined signal and power connectors as a way of making electronics lighter and smaller. MiniMax 06 integrates fully into the ultra-miniature high-performance Fischer MiniMax Series, well-known for its use in limited space and lightweight applications, and for meeting the combined needs of multiple signals and power. 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 10mm 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 MiniMax Series 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.

With its new smaller version, the Fischer MiniMax series now comes in two sizes, 06 and 08, with receptacles of 10mm and 12mm footprint respectively. Configurations range from 4 to 24 contacts.

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

About Fischer Connectors
Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions for 60 years. Known for their reliability, precision and resistance to demanding and harsh environments, Fischer Connectors´ products are commonly used in fields requiring faultless quality, such as medical equipment, industrial instrumentation, measuring and testing devices, broadcast, telecommunication and military forces worldwide. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide.

Source: Fischer Connectors US