Power connectors boost density with 60A/blade and AC options

Power connectors boost density with 60A/blade and AC options

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By Nick Flaherty

The EXTreme Ten60Power header and socket system (ET60T/ET60S Series) is available in both power/signal combinations and power only for increased design flexibility. The new 5-row signal option allows for up to 40 positions in the same form factor as the 3-row option. For higher density without the need for additional space, the 5-row design features a 2.00 mm pitch, versus the 3-row on a 2.54 mm pitch.

The new AC power option provides greater flexibility for the modular system, which is configurable to meet most application specifications. AC power blades feature a 7.50 mm pitch to accommodate higher voltage levels, while DC power blades are on a 5.50 mm pitch to carry a lower, more constant voltage level.  The power blades can also be selectively loaded to achieve any specific creepage and clearance requirements.

The connectors support 60 A per power blade with a 10 mm profile design in symmetrical or asymmetrical power configurations as well as AC and DC combinations. A split power option is in development. This system features a hot swap option and is rated for a maximum voltage of 250 V.

The through-hole, right angle terminal and socket are ideal for coplanar applications. The socket also is available in a vertical orientation for perpendicular mating and optional press-fit tails for ease of board termination. Rugged guide posts are standard and assist in blind mating while a top guide post is in development for additional board space savings.

EXTreme Ten60Power is a trademark of Molex and is dual sourced by Molex.


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