Low profile micro MATE-N-LOK connectors have a vertical height of less than 4.7mm – about 45% lower than other members of the product family. These soft-shell connectors include right-angle surface-mount headers and mating cable connectors. The line uses standard micro MATE-N-LOK contacts, with 24-20 and 30-26 AWG wire ranges. The connector features positive latching to prevent unmating. The 94V-0-rated nylon housing is available in black or natural colors. Contacts are phosphor bronze with a choice of tin or gold plating. The connectors are rated up to 5A and 250V. This low-profile connector joins the proven micro MATE-N-LOK line of soft-shell connectors widely used in appliance, instrumentation, industrial machinery, home equipment, and security system industries. The low-profile version was created to meet the specific demands of the lighting industry, but applications are found in other industries, as well.
Micro MATE-N-LOK Connector
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm Connector System is a wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connector system with contacts on a 3mm [.118] centerline. Both single row and double row configurations are available. Plug and receptacle housings allow wire-to-wire and wire-to-panel configurations.
Header assemblies for wire-to-board application include vertical and right-angle components. These IR reflow, process-compatible headers are available in through-hole and surface mount configurations.
Typical uses of the Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm Connector System include the appliance, instrumentation, industrial machinery, home equipment, and security system industries.
- 2, 3, and 4 positions available
- Black and natural colors available
- Less than 4.7mm in vertical height required
- Polarized housings help prevent connector mismating
- Positive latching to prevent unmating
- Right angle surface mount headers with surface mount hold-downs
- Utilizes standard Micro MATE-N-LOK contacts
- Ideal for LED lighting applications
- Consumer lighting - shelf/cabinet, under counter, cove lighting
- Commercial lighting - signage, refrigeration, display cases
|Current Rating||5.0 A max. on 20 AWG wire|
|Contact Resistance||20 milliohms max. final|
|Dielectric Withstanding Voltage||1500 VAC|
|Insulation Resistance||1000 megohms min.|
||-40°C to +105°C|
|Mating Force||1.5lb. [6.67N] max. per contact|
When designing the new strain relief covers, we focused on maximizing their flexibility....We achieved that flexibility by designing them to work with wire-to-wire (free-hanging) and wire-to-board cable assemblies.
- Alex Hunt III,
- Global Product Manager, TE