Fischer Connectors breaks new ground in miniaturization

Fischer MiniMax™ Series
Introducing Fischer MiniMax™ ultra high-density push-pull interconnect solution.

The new Fischer MiniMax™ from Fischer Connectors is a first-of-its kind rugged push-pull interconnect solution for today’s smaller devices. An all-in-one 20 signal (0.5A) and 4 power (5A) connector with a patents-pending 24 mixed contacts.  It is designed for the harshest environments, passing extreme temperature tests and boosts an impressive 1,000 hours of salt water spray.

Fischer Connectors SA VP Sales & Marketing Pierre Marechal says the new connector will help customers by applying more connections into a smaller space.  “The connector itself is about the width of a push-pin, so it is a great engineering achievement to design it so that the power and signal don’t interfere with one another,” says Marechal. “We’re expecting to see a lot of use in hazardous environments, on portable equipment like communications devices, and even in medical and harsh industrial applications.”

Product manager David Magni says Fischer Connectors set out to cut cost and weight from the connector solution. “Our customers have demanding applications in harsh environments, but they are just like everyone else when it comes to finding the right balance of performance vs. cost,” he says. “The MiniMax is more cost-effective not only because you have a physically smaller connector, but the 24-contact configuration can mean fewer connectors are used.  On top of that, there are fewer cables needed, so the entire device becomes more cost effective and stays reliable. The solution is also 100% pre-cabled which is a great time saving.”

The MiniMax is available in three latching systems: push-pull, breakaway and screw lock.

Important specifications:

  • Durability more than 5’000 mating cycles
  • Small profile: less than 7mm inside the box
  • Sealed to 2m, both mated and unmated
  • Unbreakable keying system withstands over 4 Nm of torque
  • Over-molded assemblies able to withstand 40 kg of pull (break-away) force

About Fischer Connectors: Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions for almost 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