OYSTER BAY, N.Y. – Mill-Max Manufacturing Corp. Inc. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing the Maxnetic magnetic-mating spring-loaded connectors for applications that require quick and easy connections like portable medical device docking and charging stations that need repeated mating and un-mating of cables.
The connectors can be used for power or signal transmission and may be mounted in vertical or horizontal orientations. Optimal electrical and mechanical reliability is ensured using high-quality Mill-Max spring-loaded pins.
This series of magnetic connectors feature self-alignment, self-location, and zero force mating. Its spring-loaded and mating target pins establish an electrical connection as the magnetic force pulls and holds the connectors together.
No aligning or plugging is required to mate the connectors, and no hardware is needed to keep them mated. The connectors offer quick connections, blind mating, and the ability to break away for emergency release without damage to the components.
The Maxnetic product line comes with a connector pair consisting of a through-hole circuit board mount spring-loaded connector (P/N: 878-22-00X-10-011101) and a shrouded target connector with solder-cup terminations (P/N: 878-20-00X-00-011000).
The connectors are single-row, 2-6 positions, with a pin to pin spacing of 4 millimeters. The spring-loaded connector has an above-board height of 9.6 millimeters and contains spring-loaded pins featuring 2.3-millimeters maximum stroke, a cycle life to one million cycles, 25 milliohms contact resistance, 7.2 amps per pin current rating, and gold plating on all components.
The target connector is shrouded to ensure alignment and engagement with the mating spring-loaded connector and has gold plated solder cup pins that accept up to 16 AWG wire.
The use of strong, long-lasting neodymium magnets on both connectors provides 1.4 pounds average separation force, and enables the connectors to be pulled into alignment and connect with each other as far apart as 12.7 millimeters.
For more information contact Mill-Max online at www.mill-max.com.