The Minicon is an extremely compact modular connector, with “push-pull” locking mechanism and with piece parts available as required. The Minicon features up to 12 machined gold plated contacts, with the additional options of horizontal and vertical PCB mount types in the case of the chassis sockets. Non PCB types may be fitted with the required number of solder or crimp contacts which should be ordered separately.
Cable mounting housing MSC accepts either male inserts (to take pin contacts) or female inserts (to take socket contacts), and consists of a robust machined alloy housings complete with chuck type cable clamps, and machined alloy cable glands. Housings, inserts and pins should be ordered separately as required. Cable extension housing MMC mates with cable housing MSC, and is used to make extension cables. It accepts the same inserts and contacts as MSC.
Cable connectors are also available pre-assembled with inserts and pins, these are based on the MSC cable housing. MSCF12 has 12 female solder contacts, MSCM12 has 12 male solder contacts.
The metal bodied panel housings, with matching metal polarising guides, have ‘back nuts’ for simple, single hole mounting, and, in the case of PCB versions, have PCB location facilities on the plastic spill terminal supports. All panel types are supplied complete with insert. Order pins separately as required for standard panel types. Some types are also available fully assembled complete with pins.
The series has a rated operating temperature range of -30°C to +80°C, current 3A per contact, and a maximum wire diameter of 0.35mm² solid conductor, 0.24mm² stranded wire. Rated voltage is 960VDC/680VAC, though connectors are not intended for mains applications.