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Publication Date: 09/1/2012
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FCI Intros Power Distribution Connectors
Power distribution connectors.
Etters, PA — Connector and interconnect system manufacturer FCI has introduced an advanced series of power distribution connectors for mobile communication applications. The PwrBlade+
Series connectors combine high linear current density and low power loss with ruggedness and durability to deliver an appropriate connector solution for truck and trailer-based communications equipment.
The PwrBlade+ Series connectors have high-power contacts with an optimized beam design that significantly increases linear current density in a compact package.
Contacts are rated up to 75A without exceeding a 30°C temperature rise in still air. The connectors maintain a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C, and the vented design maximizes heat dissipation to deliver effective cooling to ensure high performance even in the most extreme conditions.
The PwrBlade+ Series connectors can handle two different requirements for power applications, with extended headroom on the front-end design and improved energy management. The power distribution connectors can have up to 20 power contacts with zero to 148 signal contacts, and provide three levels of sequencing of power and signals.
Available with either solder or press-fit board termination, the connectors are offered with co-planar, R/A and mezzanine mating options that allow for the PwrBlade+ to be used in virtually any configuration for communications equipment where a combination of power and signal connections are required.
The connector is suitable for integration within 1U/2U servers, storage enclosures, telecommunications and datacom/networking equipment. Mounted guideposts provide blind in-field mating.
Contact: FCI USA LLC, 825 Old Trail Rd., Etters, PA 17319
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