Connectors get down sized
Smaller and more dense was a general theme at AUVSI. One example was the Fischer MiniMax Series connector, shown here at right next to a conventional round connector carrying the same number of conductors with the same power rating. Fisher says the MiniMax devices are already flying on drones. They carry mixed signal and power connections on up to 24 contacts. Within the signal contacts, there are two advanced contacts for USB power connections as an option. The connector is a little less than 13 mm in diameter and has also found use on military radios.
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