MATERIALS: Hypertronics Corp. (a Smiths Interconnect business) announced the launch of the first of several miniature product extensions. These next generation miniature connectors are designed to reduce the size by nearly 30 percent, while still providing maximum signal reliability. The new “mini” connector is a product extension of Hypertronics popular circular push-button D Series connector design. As the demand across industries increase for miniaturization, the company plans include the launch of additional miniature products including HyperGrip®, Hypertronics standard medical circular connector design.
The Hypertronics mini connectors incorporate the ultra reliable Hypertac® hyperboloid contact in a smaller 0.3mm pin size, creating a significantly smaller form factor while maintaining 5 signal contacts rated at 1A each, with a dielectric withstanding voltage rating of 750V. The new design maintains the same reliable electromechanical performance characteristics of all Hypertac contacts: high cycle life, low contact resistance, low insertion/extraction force and resistance to shock & vibration but now meet industry’s increased demands for miniaturization and higher density.
The easy-to-assemble mini D series incorporates the familiar push-button latch for simple operation while alignment and polarization are provided by the distinctive housing design. The plugs are available with crimp termination, which can also be soldered, accommodating up to 24 AWG wire. The receptacles will be available with 6 inch (15.24mm) pigtails as standard with optional custom lengths and board terminations available.
The mini D series product is used in medical equipment such as monitors, therapeutic devices, imaging, and invasive probes. With the size of medical systems becoming smaller, the miniatures will offer the ability to create an overall smaller device that results in more comfort and portability for patients.
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