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Publication Date: 06/1/2008
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Amphenol: Compact PCB Power Connectors
Compact PC board connectors.
Sidney, NY — Amphenol Industrial now offers three compact, high amperage connectors suitable for use in high current, single-point connections to PC boards. The new PowerBlok, RADSERT and PGY connectors incorporate RADSOK® technology to eliminate threaded connection failures and increase reliability, flexibility and available surface space within a board design.

Housed in a small package of 12.7 x 12.7mm (0.500 x 0.500-in.), PowerBlok provides up to 70Amps to a board. The component's backplane power interface uses compliant pins, which are press-fit into the board enabling a solid connection and an even signal flow. PowerBlok features a radial design that ensures many points of contact as well as a touch-proof cover for safer operation. Available in either a 2.4mm (0.094-in.) size carrying up to 35Amps or in a 3.6mm (0.141-in.) size carrying up to 70Amps, RADSERT offers the smallest footprint of the company's new PC board line freeing up the most surface space for added design flexibility. In addition, RADSERT enables designers to bring power to the board from busbars suspended above the board and its components. A standard RADSERT is designed for a board thickness of 6.35mm ±0.0635mm (0.250-in. ±0.025-in.) with custom sizes available for specific applications.

The PGY, an orthogonal card edge connector, is available in two sizes, 3.6mm (0.141-in.) carrying up to 70Amps and 5.7mm (0.224-in.) carrying up to 120Amps, delivering the highest amperage in the smallest package. Design engineers can achieve the needed size and weight reductions within their design without compromising the power needed for the board.

The RADSOK PC board connector series is RoHS-compliant and can be applied manually (press-fit) or by a reflow solder process that eliminates the need for additional wires and special crimping tools.

Contact: Amphenol Corp., 40-60 Delaware Ave., Sidney, NY 13838-1395 800-678-0141 fax: 607-563-5351 Web:

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