Mini-Fit Blind Mate Interface (BMI) Connectors

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Mini-Fit Blind Mate Interface (BMI) Connectors

Molex Connector Corporation's Mini-Fit BMI connectors allow misalignment and provide "float" of up to 2.54 mm (.100") between mating surfaces for easy blind-mate connections. Mini-Fit BMI connectors are available in a full range of options for every application. Molex offers blind mate products for vertical and right-angle configurations, in single and dual-row versions, and in 4- to 24-circuit sizes. In addition, Mini-Fit BMI connectors utilize standard Mini-Fit female and male crimp terminals.

Mini-Fit BMI panel-mount receptacles are designed to float or self-align. The headers and plugs feature flanges that help to "gather" the mating receptacle. Molex offers two styles of BMI receptacles including a traditional receptacle (Series 42474) and an updated version, Mini-Fit BMI Slide-and-Lock™, featuring a thumb latch to facilitate easy panel removal.

  • Blind mating wire-to-wire, wire-to-board (parallel mounting), wire-to-board (right-angle mounting), board-to-board (parallel stacked boards), and board-to-board (right-angle boards)
  • Full range of options for every application and orientation
  • Fully-polarized and fully-isolated terminals
  • Provides protection to contacts and provides polarization to prevent mismating
  • UL, CSA, and TUV listed
  • Full agency approvals; UL 94 V-0 and 94 V-2 versions available
  • 13.0 A current carrying capability
  • Higher power capacity in a small package
  • Accepts standard Mini-Fit female and male crimp terminals
  • No need to purchase or inventory additional terminals
  • Tin and select gold plating options available for design flexibility
  • Consumer
  • Home appliances
  • Vending machines
  • White goods
  • Data/Communications
  • Office equipment
  • Medical
  • Medical devices
  • Networking
  • Fan-tray assemblies