3mm low profile micro MATE-N-LOK

Low profile connector excels in tight spaces

Requiring only 4.7mm of vertical height, low profile micro MATE-N-LOK soft-shell connectors fit where others will not.

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

Product Information

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.


Lower vertical height


Minimum operating temperature


Maximum operating temperature

Key Features

Small/Positive Latching
  • 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

Technical Data


Electrical Characteristics  
Voltage Rating 250V
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.
Mechanical Characteristics
Operating Temperature
-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