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– FCI Unveils Minitek PwrT 3.0 & Minitek PwrT 4.2 Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connectors

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FCI Unveils Minitek Pwr3.0 & Minitek Pwr4.2  Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connectors

SINGAPORE (May 22, 2014) —FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, is proud to announce the launch of its cost-effective Minitek Pwr3.0 & Minitek Pwr4.2connectors.

FCI’s Minitek Pwr3.0is designed for power applications with current ratings of up to 5A per contact. Engineered for wire-to-wire and wire-to-board applications, its crimp and snap-in receptacles are used to terminate AWG 20 to 30 wires. Crimping and removal tools are available for wire harness assemblies, while headers assemblies for wire-to-board interconnections include vertical and right-angle variants. Wave soldering headers are available in through-hole configurations.

Minitek Pwr4.2is manufactured for high-current and high-density applications, and supports up to 9A per contact. Similar to Minitek Pwr3.0, the Minitek Pwr 4.2is designed for dual-row and 2 to 24 circuits, but features a greater versatility due to its diverse wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and wire-to-panel mount capabilities. Its crimp and snap-in receptacle is used to terminate AWG 16 to 28 wires.

The provision of a right-angle cable receptacle also establishes the Minitek Pwr series as a unique offering in the market, and it is ideal for cable routing within 1 U or 2 U equipment systems. Both designs are wholly interchangeable and inter-pluggable with Molex’s1 Micro-Fit and Mini-Fit Jr. power connectors respectively.

Additional features include fully isolated terminals to prevent them from potential damage during operation, scoop-proof housings to ensure terminals are not compromised during angled mating, and a high retention force to secure terminals in their housings. Target applications include display systems, set-top boxes, electrical lighting, chemical detection systems, medical equipment, and data storage devices.

“Minitek Pwr3.0 and Minitek Pwr4.2mark FCI’s first foray into the mid-power wire-to-wire and wire-to-board markets. We are confident their interchangeable design and plethora of attractive features, such as their low insertion force and fully polarized housings, would make them a hit with clients sourcing for alternatives towire-to-wire and wire-to-boardinterconnectors”, says Fabrizio Stango, Director for Commercial Portfolio at FCI.

For more information about Minitek Pwr3.0and Minitek Pwr4.2connectors by FCI, please click on the respective links or contact us at communications@fci.com.

1Molex, Micro-Fit and Mini-Fit Jr. are trademarks of Molex Inc.

About FCI Electronics

FCI Electronics is an international connector and cable assembly solutions manufacturer of Backplane Connectors, Power Solutions, Board/Wire to Board Connectors, Input/Output Connectors, Optical Interconnect, Cable Assemblies, Terminal Blocks and Flex Connectors. Our interconnect solutions are designed and manufactured for various market applications such as automotive motorized vehicles, telecommunications, data storage, consumer electronics, medical, industrial & instrumentation as well as renewable energy.

FCI Electronics employs 6,948 employees worldwide in 2013. With a global footprint comprising of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, we are well renowned and respected for our technological leadership, as well as innovative connector and cable assembly solutions.

For more information, please visit us at www.fci.com.

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