I'm working on a compact motor controller PCB that should control a 3-axis servo system with DC motors and magnetic absolute encoders. To mount the motors to the PCB, I'm looking for a connector with a small footprint, while still being able to handle the DC motor specs. The DC motors have a stall current of 1.6A, which will be limited by the motor driver IC to 1.2A max (25% below max, to prevent motor damage when stalling, as recommended by the vendor). The no-load current is 100mA.
My current considerations:
I do have a concern, as both connector systems are rated for 1A max per pin. In theory the motor should run at values well below 1A, and reach >1A for very short periods only when stalled, which should be prevented as much as possible (e.g. via software). Would it be a problem to use these connectors?