RS Components introduces power connector series from Amphenol


RS Components announced availability of the new Minitek Pwr series from Amphenol, a world leader in interconnect solutions.

The series offers connectors that are compact, robust and versatile, along with high levels of flexibility for power and signal connectivity.


Designed to meet a wide selection of application requirements across many industries and market sectors, the Minitek Pwr connectors offer a highly flexible solution that includes wire-to-board and wire-to-wire configurations and has been designed especially for demanding power applications. The series is available in 3.00, 4.20 and 5.70mm options, and features fully-polarised scoop-proof housings to protect terminals from damage, and a low insertion force, which makes them easy to use.


The 3.0mm-pitch devices have power contacts that can handle currents of up to 5A per contact and are available in dual-row configurations with 2 to 24 circuits and single-row configurations with two to 12 circuits. The 4.2mm-pitch connectors offer a current rating up to 9A per contact and are available in two to 24 circuits in dual-row and three to five circuits in single-row configurations. The 5.7mm-pitch connectors employ a special alloy material to enable high-current-rating wire-to-board applications, handling up to 23A per contact; these are available in a dual-row configuration with two to 24 circuits.


Crimp, snap-in header and receptacle contacts can terminate wires from 30 to 20 AWG for the 3.0mm-pitch connectors; from 38 to 16 AWG for the 4.2mm connectors; and from 16 to 12AWG for the 5.7mm units. Header and receptacle housings allow wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations for the Pwr 3.0 and 4.2 series; and the 5.7mm devices are suitable for wire-to-board applications. The Pwr 4.2 devices also offer a patented right-angled receptacle for 1U or 2U racks.


The Pwr 3.0 and 4.2 ranges provide blind mating interface (BMI) options for vertical through-hole type connections, which means secure connection can be ensured even if the engineer has a restricted view of the socket. The high-current handling Pwr 5.7 range also offers a wide operating temperature, from –40 up to +105°C, making it suitable for applications including telecommunications equipment, HVAC systems, home appliances or patient monitors.


The Minitek Pwr series is shipping now from RS in the EMEA region.