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04 May 2016

Xponential 2016: Fischer Connectors' New Ultra-Miniature High-Density Connector

Fischer Connectors has just launched MiniMax 06, a new ultra-miniature connector within its Fischer MiniMax series, expanding its high-density product range with an even smaller ultra-miniature connector: MiniMax 06.


The new 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 technological feature for a connector with standard 0.5mm contacts. The new MiniMax 06 connector also includes a new unique configuration with 2 signal and 2 high-power 1.3mm contacts for applications needing 10 Amps 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, in such fields as defence and security, instrumentation, testing equipment, civil or military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), among many others.

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.
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 4-24 contacts.