Busbar plug-in connector has a floating contact alignment

December 01, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Hirose has introduced a floating busbar connector with plug-in mating to simplify assembly, maintenance and expansion. Supporting up to 300 Amps, the PS4 Series connector has a floating contact alignment that can absorb mounting misalignment of up to 2mm in the XY direction to ease installation in data centres, power distribution units, storage battery systems and uninterrupted power supplies.

Plug-in mating not only reduces assembly and maintenance time, but also increases safety and reliability. Plug-in mating eliminates the need for the installer to touch the conductor, while ensuring a rugged connection regardless of the installer's skillset.
With a compact design applicable to 1U size, the high current PS4 Series busbar is available in 150 Amp and 300 Amp versions. The 150 Amp PS4 is designed for use with a busbar thickness of 3.175mm while the 300 Amp version supports a busbar thickness of 6.35mm. The high current rating is supported by reducing the contact resistance via a larger contact area and multiple contact points. This design also decreases heat generation caused by current flow, which increases performance and operational life. Rated voltage is 600V AC/DC in an operating temperature of -40 to +105ºC.
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