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Power connector products roundup

Power Connector Products

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged, reliable, and versatile power connector products currently available on the market. Power Connector Products Amphenol ICC’s PwrBlade ULTRA® connectors reduce the height profile of standard PwrBlade® connectors by 24% (down to 9.6mm) and feature a vented, halogen-free housing design that maximizes heat dissipation in applications Read More >>

Amphenol Industrial's RoboLok Primary Circuit Power Connector

Amphenol Industrial’s RoboLok Primary Circuit Power Connector

Amphenol Industrial’s RoboLok primary circuit power connector enables quick disconnect and easy assembly with the power of RADSOK technology. Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers RoboLok, a three-position, high-current primary circuit power connector. This new connector features three fixed, proprietary RADSOK contacts on each connector, offering a wide range of cable contact configurations. Ideal for Read More >>

Amphenol SMT Radsert Connectors

Amphenol SMT Radsert Connectors

Amphenol SMT Radsert connectors are high-current PCB connectors that provide flexible design and a small footprint. Amphenol Industrial Products Group introduced a compact, high-current PCB power connector that enables power delivery of 35A to 200A. Amphenol’s SMT Radsert offers a flexible design that can accommodate any dimensional constraint and stack height. Ideal for use in energy storage systems Read More >>

Amphenol Amphe-309 Industrial Power Connectors

Amphenol Amphe-309 Industrial Power Connectors

Amphenol Amphe-309 industrial power connectors are ideal for extreme industrial, commercial, and data center applications. Amphenol Industrial Products Group introduced a new generation of industrial power connectors for use in harsh industrial, commercial, and data center applications. The IP44- and IP67-rated Amphe-309 provides safe and reliable portable electrical connections for the most extreme environments. Ideal for use Read More >>

Hirose EM12M Snap-in Lock Power Connector

Hirose EM12M Snap-in Lock Power Connector

The Hirose EM12M snap-in lock power connector offers low contact resistance due to multiple contact points. Hirose designed a new high-power wire-to-wire connector system for industrial and medical applications. The EM12M Series single-position, snap-in lock power connector supports up to 90A using 22-square-millimeter cables. A reliable, multi-point contact design delivers low contact resistance and high current-carrying capacity. The Read More >>

Molecular structure

Nanocrystalline Silver Contact Platings

New silver alloys address the issues of durability and conductivity through a fundamental difference in crystalline structure. Dr. Bob takes a closer look at nanocrystalline silver contact platings.   Two papers* were published last year that introduced nanocrystalline silver alloy contact platings – one a silver-palladium alloy and the other silver-tungsten. Both papers cite the Read More >>

FCI BarGuide Power Connectors

FCI BarGuide Power Connectors

The FCI BarGuide Power Connectors provide high-power distribution in high-density packaging. FCI released the BarGuide Power Connectors, which were developed to meet the ever-evolving demands for high-power distribution in high-density packaging. They provide high amperage connections between busbars and circuit boards. BarGuide connectors provide a current-carrying capability from 60 – 250A, based on specific pin sizes. They Read More >>

How to series

How to Specify Connectors for Distributed Power Architectures

Selecting the right power connector will maximize efficiency in distributed power architectures.   Efficiency is the holy grail of today’s power system architectures. Higher-voltage DC distribution has its advantages and is gaining traction, but the utility of universal AC input with active PFC and attractive full load efficiencies continues to address complex load requirements. This Read More >>

How to series

A Short Guide to Power Connectors

With such a variety of power connectors from which to choose, C2G has put together a short guide to power connectors to make your selection quick and easy.   Power connectors allow electronic devices to connect to available power outlets. Power cables can carry either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). An example of AC Read More >>

The new Amphenol RadFin power connectors use RADSOK technology to deliver up to 300A at a single point of contact

Amphenol RadFin Power Connectors

The new Amphenol RadFin power connectors use RADSOK technology to deliver up to 300A at a single point of contact. Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a new high-current PCB power connector that enables single-point power delivery of 150A, 200A, and 300A in less than one linear inch of a PCB edge. Amphenol’s RadFin power Read More >>

FCI Minitek Pwr Hybrid Wire-to-Board Connectors

FCI Minitek Pwr Hybrid Wire-to-Board Connectors

Expanding its Minitek Pwr family, the new FCI Minitek Hybrid wire-to-board connectors offer an improved and flexible modular design as compared to traditional power connectors. FCI announced the launch of its innovative Minitek Pwr Hybrid 3.0 and Minitek Pwr Hybrid 4.2 connectors. Expanding the Minitek Pwr family, the new Hybrid series has an improved and flexible modular design Read More >>

The Power Conundrum

In this issue, Bob Hult examines the power conundrum: How to design electronic products that require either very high or very low levels of power.   It seems like every day we hear about how the demand for power continues to soar along with a list of potential solutions: The generation of electrical power with less carbon Read More >>