TE Connectivity — 3mm Low Profile Micro MATE-N-LOK Connectors

TE Connectivity
Low Profile Connector Excels in Tight Spaces
TE Connectivity’s (TE) low profile micro MATE-N-LOK connectors have a vertical height of less than 4.7mm – about 45% lower than other members of the product family. These soft-shell connectors include right-angle surface mount headers and mating cable connectors. The line uses standard micro MATE-N-LOK contacts, with 24-20 and 30-26 AWG wire ranges. The connector features positive latching to prevent unmating. The 94V-0-rated nylon housing is available in black or natural colors. Contacts are phosphor bronze with a choice of tin or gold plating. The connectors are rated up to 5A and 250V.


  • 2, 3, and 4 positions available
  • Black and natural colors available
  • Less than 4.7mm in vertical height required
  • Polarized housings help prevent connector mismating
  • Positive latching to prevent unmating
  • Right angle surface mount headers with surface mount hold-downs
  • Utilizes standard Micro MATE-N-LOK contacts
  • -40°C to +105°C operating temperature
  • 45% lower vertical height


  • Household appliances
  • Lighting
  • Factory automation
  • Data storage
  • Gaming
  • Vending
  • Garage door openers
  • Security systems

Electrical Characteristics

Voltage rating250V
Current rating5.0A max. on 20 AWG wire
Contact resistance20 milliohms max. final
Dielectric withstanding voltage1500 VAC
Insulation resistance1000 megohms min.

Mechanical Characteristics

Operating temperature-40°C to +105°C
Mating force1.5lb. [6.67N] max. per contact

The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm Connector System is a wire-to-wire and wire-to-board connector system with contacts on a 3mm [.118] centerline. Both single row and double row configurations are available. Plug and receptacle housings allow wire-to-wire and wire-to-panel configurations.

Header assemblies for wire-to-board application include vertical and right-angle components. These IR reflow, process-compatible headers are available in through-hole and surface mount configurations.

Typical uses of the Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm Connector System include the appliance, instrumentation, industrial machinery, home equipment, and security system industries.

Questions That Will Help You Better Select the Product That You Need

What are the current and voltage requirements for your application?
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system has a maximum current rating of 5A per line and is rated for 250V AC/DC.

What are the wire type and size requirements?
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system contacts are approved for use with 22-18 [0.3-0.9], 24-20 [0.2-0.6] and 30-26 [0.05-0.15] AWG wire with a maximum insulation diameter of .110 [2.79].

What are the number of positions?
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system is available in 2-12 position single row and 2-24 position dual row configurations on a 3.0mm pitch.

What are the operating temperature requirements?
The Micro-MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system has a maximum operating temperature of 105°C. For more information regarding operating temperatures refer to Product Specification 108-1836.

What packaging types are offered for headers and housings?
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system offers tape and reel packaging for surface mount headers, tray packaging for thru-board headers and bulk packaging for all receptacle and plug housings.

What is the benefit of choosing low-profile receptacle housings?
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system offers a low profile receptacle housing for applications that need to meet minimal height requirements. This low profile design offers a mated height of only 4.7mm and is available in 2, 3 and 4 positions, in black or natural color.

What is the benefit of using an 18 AWG select circuit receptacle housing?
The Micro MATE-N-LOK 3mm connector system offers a special 18 AWG wire-to-board select circuit housing for low voltage lighting applications. Designed to accommodate 18 AWG UL1007 wire in select circuits of the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 position housings, this product is ideal to minimize millivolt drops on long wire runs sometimes required by low voltage conventional and solid state lighting.