Mini-Fit® power connectors

The Mini-Fit® Family is designed for higher-current / higher-density applications which require design flexibility for wire-to-wire, wire-to-board and board-to-board configurations. Mini-Fit products are ideal for power applications up to 13.0A per circuit.

The core attributes of the Mini-Fit family include: an operating temperature of -40 to +105°C, fully isolated terminals, positive housing locks, low-engagement forces and polarized housings and receptacles. Mini-Fit products are UL recognized and CSA approved. All components are lead-free and RoHS compliant.

The family includes:

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Molex Mini-Fit® Power Connectors

Mini-Fit® connectors are part of the FiT Family connector range, designed to solve the electrical and mechanical design challenges created by the growing demand for more power in increasingly smaller packages.

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Mini-Fit Jr.™ Connectors handle up to 9.0A and are ideal for wire-to-wire and wire-to-board applications requiring design flexibility.

The core attributes of Mini-Fit Jr. include: fully isolated terminals, positive locking housings, low-engagement forces and polarized housings. The Mini-Fit family also offers blind mating, TPA and higher current options.

Designed for higher-current, higher-density applications requiring design flexibility, Mini-Fit Jr. connectors are ideal for power applications up to 9.0A per circuit. Additionally, these connectors are available in single row or dual row 2- to 24-circuit options, feature multiple plating, and resin options.

Mini-Fit® Blind Mate Interface (BMI) Connectors support up to 13.0A for high-current and high-density applications in wire-to-wire, wire-to-board and board-to-board applications.

Mini-Fit® BMI connectors allow misalignment and provide "float" of up to 2.54mm between mating surfaces for easy blind-mate connections. In addition, the connectors utilise both the Mini-Fit Jr. and high current Mini-Fit Plus female and male crimp terminals to support up to 9.0A or 13.0A.

Mini-Fit BMI panel-mount receptacles are designed to float or self-align. The headers and plugs feature flanges that help to "gather" the mating receptacle. Many options are offered including: through-hole, press-fit or SMC headers; tin or gold terminals; and multiple resin options to support the changing needs of manufacturing.

Mini-Fit® TPA Plugs and Receptacles handle up to 13.0A and are ideal for high-current applications requiring a redundant terminal retention feature.

Mini-Fit® TPA plugs and receptacles utilize a highly visible "TPA pin" that indicates when a terminal is fully seated in the housing and ensures that the terminal will not back out of the housing during mating or when in use. Mini-Fit TPA connectors feature a connector position assurance (CPA) key, ensuring that the male and female connectors cannot be accidentally disengaged. The Mini-Fit TPA product family accepts all standard Mini-Fit crimp terminals, further reducing design and qualification efforts. Mini-Fit TPA products are available in wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations, with various circuit sizes ranging from 2- to 16-position accommodating 16 to 28 AWG.

Delivering up to 13.0A, the Mini-Fit® Plus 4.20mm pitch connector system increases power delivery for high-current applications in virtually any industry without increasing design footprints.

The Mini-Fit® Plus system offers a high-current, power-dense, mid-range power connection system. The Mini-Fit Plus system leverages the same housings, PCB footprint and application tooling as Mini-Fit Jr.™ and Mini-Fit BMI systems.

With the launch of the Mini-Fit Plus high-conductive terminal, customers can increase power carrying capabilities while leveraging the extensive Mini-Fit Jr.™ product portfolio.

The Mini-Fit Plus system consists of crimp terminals, headers and PCB receptacles; 13.0A per circuit can be achieved using 16 AWG wire. Mini-Fit Plus terminals can be used with all existing Mini-Fit plug and receptacle housings. In addition, all standard Mini-Fit right-angle headers are inherently Mini-Fit Plus compatible, as they feature a solid-pin construction which is designed to handle high current.

 

Features/Applications

Features Applications

Mini-Fit Jr.™

  • Fully isolated terminals
    • Protects terminals against potential damage during handling.
  • Positive locking housings
    • Easy to operate thumb latch assures connectors are fully mated. Positive locking prevents accidental unmating.
  • Polarised mating geometry
    • Ensures header and receptacle cannot be mismated.
  • Scoop-proof housings
    • Ensures terminals and header pins are not damaged if parts are mated at a severe angle
  • Receptacles and plugs accept standard Mini-Fit and Mini-Fit Plus crimp terminals
    • Reduces the number of part numbers to purchase and inventory
  • Available in UL94V-0, V-2, 265°C reflow, Glow-Wire and Low-Halogen compliant materials
    • Ideal for many applications to meet global material requirements

Mini-Fit® BMI™

  • Blind mating interface
    • Allows 2.54mm misalignment in x and y axis for all configurations
  • Available in WTW, WTB and BTB configurations
    • Supports a range of applications
  • Self aligning interface
    • Enables operator to mate connectors in hard to reach areas
  • Integrates Mini-Fit Jr. and Mini-Fit Plus terminal system
    • Uses proven power interface with widely used application tooling
  • Through hole, press fit and SMC manufacturing options
    • Provides solutions for multiple manufacturing processes

Mini-Fit® TPA

  • TPA pin inserts into plug and receptacle housings
    • Ensures terminals are fully seated and will not back out
  • Available in wire-to-wire and wire-to-board applications
    • Provides design flexibility
  • Headers are available in vertical and right-angle configurations, with mounting pegs or with screw-mount flanges
    • For every application
  • Available CPA key
    • Prevents accidental unmating
  • Accepts standard Mini-Fit crimp terminals
    • Reduces parts and inventory
  • Optional plug panel mounting ears
    • Used with Mini-Fit TPA plugs to accommodate panel-mounting applications

Mini-Fit® Plus

  • Crimp terminals are produced from a proprietary, high-current alloy
    • Rated up to 13.0A per circuit
  • Terminals feature a patented, elongated dimple design
    • Provide long wipe lengths and increased contact area for improved long-term reliability
  • Mini-Fit® Plus terminals are used in existing Mini-Fit Jr.™ header housings and Mini-Fit receptacles and plugs
    • Leverages the extensive features already offered by the Mini-Fit product portfolio
  • Crimp terminals are compatible with existing Molex crimp tooling
    • No new application tooling is required
  • Advanced crimp design
    • Meets the latest industry requirement A620 as defined by the Institute of Printed Circuits and the Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association
  • Select series offer up to 1500 mating cycles with gold terminals; standard series support 100 mating cycles with gold plated terminals; 75 mating cycles with tin plated terminals
    • Ideal for applications requiring a high number of mating cycles
  • Select color options include white and black
    • To differentiate between multiple harness connections

Applications*

  • Consumer
    • White goods
  • Data/Communications
    • Office equipment
  • Industrial
    • Automation equipment
    • Industrial networks
  • Networking
    • Rack-mount server
    • Router/Switch

 

*This is not a definitive list of applications for this product. It represents some of the more common uses.

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