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First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max’s tiered contact arrangement for applications requiring sequential connections

 Mill-Max's First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded ConnectorsMill-Max expands its line of spring-loaded products with single and double row first mate/last break (FMLB) connectors. These connectors support applications where electrical signals must be made and broken in sequence rather than all at once, such as in hot-swapping or hot-plugging.

A common use for FMLB connectors is to ensure the ground path is established before any other power or signal connections are made. This is done to eliminate stray currents from damaging devices or components. During hot-plugging or hot-swapping, if no ground contact is established first, the circuit may generate equalizing currents seeking a low resistance path. These currents may run between devices or components in a direction which can cause damage and failures. The same is true on disconnect with the ground path remaining in place until all other signals are de-energized. In other applications, FMLB connectors may be used to power indicator lights or send an alert signal before energizing the prime circuit of the unit. The applications are varied and many.

This product release includes six connectors comprised of three unique configurations each available in single and double row versions, all on 0.100” (2.54 mm) pin centers. The single-row versions have taller pins in the first and last positions; the double-row versions have four taller pins, two on each end. There are four SMT and two through-hole connector options. The low profile SMT versions (811/813 series) have an initial height of 0.217” (5.51 mm) for the tallest pins with a 0.020” (0.51 mm) offset to the remaining pins, while the 812/814 series provide an initial height of 0.288” (7.32 mm), an offset of 0.033” (0.84 mm), and 0.090” (2.3 mm) maximum stroke on the longer end pins to allow for greater compression. The through-hole connectors (825/827 series) have an initial height of 0.332” (8.43 mm) for the tallest pins, an offset of 0.030” (0.76 mm), and each pin has a maximum stroke of 0.090” (2.3 mm). The connectors feature spring pins with precision-machined external components and high-reliability internal springs, all gold-plated to ensure the highest conductivity, corrosion resistance, and durability. The pins have a current rating of 2 amps and the connector housings are molded from high-temperature thermoplastic, suitable for most soldering processes.

811 Series First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of ContactsAvailable QuantityView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN811-22-004-30-022101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN4286 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN811-22-005-30-022101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN5205 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN811-22-006-30-022101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN6170 - ImmediateView Details

812 Series First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of ContactsAvailable QuantityView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN812-22-004-30-030101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN4236 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN812-22-005-30-030101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN5134 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN812-22-006-30-030101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT SIN6134 - ImmediateView Details

813 Series First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of ContactsAvailable QuantityView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU813-22-008-30-022101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU8149 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU813-22-010-30-022101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU10117 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU813-22-012-30-022101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU1298 - ImmediateView Details

814 Series First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of ContactsAvailable QuantityView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU814-22-008-30-030101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU8147 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU814-22-010-30-030101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU10110 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU814-22-012-30-030101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU1266 - ImmediateView Details

825 Series First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of ContactsAvailable QuantityView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, TH SING825-22-004-10-020101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, TH SING4238 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, TH SING825-22-005-10-020101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, TH SING5187 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, TH SING825-22-006-10-020101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, TH SING687 - ImmediateView Details

827 Series First Mate/Last Break Spring-Loaded Connectors

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of ContactsAvailable QuantityView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU827-22-008-10-020101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU866 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU827-22-010-10-020101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU10119 - ImmediateView Details
FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU827-22-012-10-020101FMLB SPRING-LOADED CONN, SMT DOU1253 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2020-02-28