ODU MINI‐SNAP® is a highly reliable German‐engineered metal circular connector. The 4 series L, K, B and F are characterized by robust metal housings with different surfaces, push‐pull locking and various transmission options. In addition, the ODU MINI‐SNAP® connectors are characterized by a wide range of connection options that give the necessary flexibility with easy installation.
The ODU MINI‐SNAP® uses PEEK insulator material as a standard material. Other materials are available upon request. The ODU MINI‐SNAP® plug housings are made of brass, nickel plated and matt chrome plated. Nickel and black chrome plated plug housings are available upon request. We use gold plated brass contacts. The other internal components are made of nickel‐plated brass.
The temperature range of ODU MINI‐SNAP® under normal conditions of use goes from –40 °C up to +120 °C, while autoclavable connectors can even be used at temperatures up to +134 °C. See the catalogue for further details.
ODU MINI‐SNAP® is the ideal self‐locking circular connector used for transmitting power, signals, data or other media. This circular connector has a robust metal housing. The push‐pull locking ensures that the connection never releases until you want it to: once mated, the ODU MINI‐SNAP® locks itself into the receptacle. It can no longer be unmated by just pulling the cable. The plug can however easily be mated from the receptacle when the outer sleeve is pulled back.
The ODU MINI‐SNAP® is available in a wide range of sizes and designs. You can choose from three basic codings. We also offer a complete solution: Connector plus cable. ODU has exactly the right cable assembly, whether as a standard version or customized to meet specific requirements. We design, manufacture and assemble these products in‐house.
Because of their versatility and autoclavability, the ODU MINI‐SNAP® connectors are used in a wide range of applications such as medical technology, test & measurement technology, military, security and communications, industrial electronics and energy.
The mechanical actuation of connectors and plug devices via push and pull action is commonly referred to as a mating cycle. A mating cycle consists of one insertion and withdrawal action. ODU’s standard value for the ODU MINI‐SNAP® series is 5,000 mating cycles.
The ODU MINI‐SNAP® circular metal connector portfolio includes various series: L, K, B, F, which differ from each other depending on the physical locking method of the push‐pull mechanism and the keying or coding for correct mating of the plug with the receptacle. Environmental requirements also play an important role when selecting the correct ODU MINI‐SNAP® connector. For more information see the table detailing the technical data.
The best way to select the correct connector for your application is to try a free sample. The easiest way to get a free sample is to visit our website and enter your requirements into the Product Finder. Alternatively, you can contact your local point of sale or ask for assistance with the selection process. The technical data table gives an overview of the main connector features of the L-, K- & B-Series. These connectors have a pin and groove keying.
Coding represents connector alignment with the receptacle or plug. There are up to 6 sizes (outer diameter 6.4 mm to 25 mm), 3 termination types (crimp, solder or PCB) and a great variety of various contact inserts to choose from (number of contacts 2 to 40 contacts, mixed inserts). Please note the differences in IP-ratings, no. of contacts, cable diameters, and available sizes, etc. For more information, see the table detailing the technical data.
The F‐Series makes use of an alternative keying method: the half‐shell located inside the connector and the matching receptacle. A variety of matching half‐shells are available depending on the connector size. Full details of all ODU MINI-SNAP® connectors are available in the technical catalog.