3M™ Mini Stack Connector Boardmount Header 3S6 Series helps reduce board footprint up to 30% vs. 3M™ Mini-Clamp Connector Series in sensor wire connections for factory automation. Versatile miniature 3M Mini Stack headers series 3S6 features fixed tabs that prevent lifting while keeping the board secure during soldering. They accept thin, compact 3M™ Mini Stack Wiremount Socket 3S5 Series, which can be stacked into blocks of up to four for easy mating and unmating.
With a compact size and a simple, modular design, 3M Mini Stack header 3S6 series helps reduce board footprint by 30% vs. the 3Mᵀᴹ Mini-Clamp Connector Series during the wiring of complex sensors and other components in automated manufacturing equipment.
3M Mini Stack header 3S6 series is available in straight and right-angle versions for easy mating and unmating even in hard-to-reach or hard-to-see spaces. They are also available in a range of header and fixture pin configurations.
3M Mini Stack header 3S6 series features fixed tabs to prevent lifting, and to secure the board during soldering. These tabs also provide long-term stability after installation, preserving the functionality of wired connections. The series also features center latches that hold connectors securely in place but still allow them to be easily unmated and remated as needed.
3M Mini Stack Connector header 3S6 series is sized to accept 3M Mini Stack socket 3S5 series, featuring Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC) - a simple, time-saving termination process. With one squeeze of the 3M™ Mini Stack Connector Hand Tool, technicians can simultaneously make stable metal-to-metal contact in two places on each wire – there’s no need for wire stripping or to insert each stripped wire into the contact. This process helps save wiring time by approximately 60% compared to crimping connectors.
This compact, ergonomically-designed tool enables simple IDC termination with 3M Mini Stack socket 3S5 series for sensor wire and other connections manufacturing equipment. Required tooling for the 3M Mini Stack connector series, it features a holder for the wiremount socket, along with a wire guide that allows technicians to quickly align wires with the socket row. With one squeeze, the tool terminates 2 to 4 wires simultaneously without the need for stripping, and sets them into the socket. Operators simply insert the terminated wires into the socket with one simple motion.