RS Components introduces flexible power connector series from Amphenol ICC

Easy-to-use Minitek® Pwr series features 3.0, 4.2 and 5.7mm devices and includes high current-handling capability

LONDON, UK, 4 June 2019 – RS Components (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today 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 (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?sra=oss&r=t&searchTerm=minitek) 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.

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About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 had revenues of £1.88bn.

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Editorial Contact:
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components
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