MiniMax ultra-miniature high-density connector10 September 2016
The ultra-miniature high-density Fischer MiniMax Series has been extended with an even smaller connector: MiniMax 06. It allows users to replace multiple connectors with only one, as it can combine up to 12 signal and power contacts in a footprint of just 10mm, saving up to 45 per cent space, and reducing weight by up to 75 per cent.
It is rugged (with IP68-rated sealing both mated and unmated) and easy to use, which should ensure premium performance even in harsh environments. It is well suited to handheld, UAV or body-worn applications where space is limited.
Being able to carry combined signal and power means that associated electronics can be made lighter and smaller. It has been tested for high-speed protocols such as HDMI and data transfer up to 10Gbps, and has a density factor
of 0.83 with standard 0.5mm contacts.
MiniMax 06 is available pre-cabled, and the MiniMax Series now comes in two sizes (06 and 08) with configurations ranging from 4 to 24 contacts, with up to four power (5A) and 20 signal (1A) contacts. In the MiniMax 06 there is a high power version available that supports twice the current (10A) on two contacts. Within the signal contacts, there are two advanced contacts for USB power connections as an option. The MiniMax Series is available in three latching systems: push-pull, screw lock and quick release.