High power density, low loss connectors rated up to 75A without exceeding 30°C

July 31, 2012 // By Julien Happich
The PwrBlade+ Series connectors from FCI combine high linear current density and low power loss with ruggedness and durability to deliver a connector solution for truck and trailer-based communications equipment.

The connectors feature 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 PwrBlade+ Series connectors maintain a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +125ºC, and its vented design maximizes heat dissipation to deliver effective cooling to ensure high performance even in the most extreme conditions. The units can handle two different requirements for power applications, with extended headroom on the front-end design and improved energy management.

The power distribution connectors feature 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 PwrBlade+ are offered with co-planar, R/A and mezzanine mating options that allow them 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.

Visit FCI at www.fciconnect.com/pwrblade+