Minitek Pwr 3.0 and 4.2 connectors mark FCI’s first foray into the mid-power wire-to-wire and wire-to-board markets.
FCI’s Minitek Pwr 3.0 is designed for power applications with current ratings of up to 5A per contact. Engineered for wire-to-wire and wire-to-board applications, its crimp-and-snap-in receptacles are used to terminate AWG 20 to 30 wires. Crimping and removal tools are available for wire harness assemblies, while header assemblies for wire-to-board interconnections include vertical and right-angle variants. Wave-soldering headers are available in thru-hole configurations.
Minitek Pwr 4.2 is manufactured for high-current and high-density applications and supports up to 9A per contact. Similar to Minitek Pwr 3.0, the Minitek Pwr 4.2 is designed for dual-row and two to 24 circuits, but features a greater versatility due to its diverse wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and wire-to-panel mount capabilities. Its crimp-and-snap-in receptacle is used to terminate AWG 16 to 28 wires.
The provision of a right-angle cable receptacle also establishes the Minitek Pwr series as a unique offering in the market, and it is ideal for cable routing within 1U or 2U equipment systems. Both designs are wholly interchangeable and interpluggable with Molex’s Micro-Fit and Mini-Fit Jr. power connectors.
Additional features include fully isolated terminals to prevent them from potential damage during operation; scoop-proof housings to ensure terminals are not compromised during angled mating; and a high retention force to secure terminals in their housings. Target applications include display systems, set-top boxes, electrical lighting, chemical detection systems, medical equipment, and data storage devices.
“Minitek Pwr 3.0 and Minitek Pwr 4.2 mark FCI’s first foray into the mid-power wire-to-wire and wire-to-board markets. We are confident their interchangeable designs and plethora of attractive features, such as low insertion force and fully polarized housings, would make them a hit with clients sourcing for alternatives to wire-to-wire and wire-to-board interconnects,” said Fabrizio Stango, director for commercial portfolio at FCI.
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