Small rugged connectors for hazardous-environment use in industrial and medical applications introduced by Fischer

SAINT-PREX, Switzerland, 27 June 2012. Fischer Connectors SA in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, is introducing the MiniMax push-pull rugged connector for small portable devices like communications equipment in hazardous environments for industrial and medical applications.

The interconnect solution offers the durability of more than 500 mating cycles is all-in-one 200-signal (0.5-amp) and four-power (5-amp).

The MiniMax connector is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and 1,000 hours of salt water spray. "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 Stephen Gosk, president and CEO of Fischer Connectors USA in Alpharetta, Ga. (story continues below)

"The 24-contact configuration can mean fewer connectors are used," says David Magni, product manager at Fischer Connectors USA. "There are fewer cables needed, so the entire device becomes more cost effective and stays reliable. The solution is also 100-percent pre-cabled, which is a great time-saver."

The MiniMax comes in three latching systems: push-pull, breakaway, and screw lock. The connector has less than 7 millimeters inside the box; is sealed to 120 meters mated and unmated; has an unbreakable keying system that withstands over 4 Newton metres of torque; and offers over-molded assemblies that able to withstand 100 pounds of break-away force.

For more information contact Fischer Connectors online at

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