To meet the ever increasing demand for smaller high density connectors, SEA CON® developed the Micro MINI-CON series. This miniature connector series incorporates all of the engineering concepts and design features of our highly successful MINI-CON range, but in a smaller configuration ranging in size from 1/2″ to just over 2″ in diameter.
In order to maintain the miniaturization and provide minimal wall thickness, special o-rings were developed to seal the interfaces on all plugs and receptacles. The inserts and bulkhead connectors are retained using Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) retaining rings manufactured from a non-corrosive material and designed to be as thin as possible but without compromising reliability. The memory characteristic is extremely beneficial when there is a need to remove the insert from the shell.
The Micro MINI-CON inserts are aligned so that the key engages first before the o-ring and electrical contacts become seated (scoop proof). The key is also designed to engage and secure the insert in the axial and rotational planes.
In many applications a flange mounted receptacle is preferred instead of a screw-in type, however SEA CON® has designed a modular flange that fits over the screw-in type eliminating the need to purchase a separate shell, again without compromising performance.