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FCI adds power receptacle to AirMax VS system family

Posted: 14 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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right-angle power receptacle

FCI has added a new right-angle power receptacle to its ever-growing AirMax VS system family. Designed to mate with existing right-angle header power connectors, the new power receptacle enables power connections between co-planar circuit boards. The new power module targets co-planar add-on cards used for system upgrades, memory expansion and test.

The AirMax VS co-planar power receptacle offers the same benefits as other AirMax VS power connectors. It is available in a 2x2 configuration and is rated to 80A with a voltage rating of 150V. The corresponding power headers are available with either 1x2 or 2x2 contact configurations per 12mm module.

Two available mating lengths for power receptacle contacts provide capability for sequential mating of power and signal contacts. The power connectors use an "eye of the needle" (EON)-compliant tail for press-fit PC-board termination. The protected back of the connector meets the UL 60950 compliance for finger probe protection. The AirMax VS power modules are also RoHS compliant.

AirMax VS power connectors are designed to maximize the airflow passages in the insulating connector bodies, allowing air to flow through the fully mated connectors and over a large percentage of the contact's surfaces so heat escapes more easily, which contribute to the modules' higher current-carrying capacity, said the company. Co-planar guides are also available.

Volume pricing for the AirMax VS co-planar power receptacle is $2 per connector. Samples are available for immediate delivery, with production lead times from stock to eight weeks.

- Gina Roos

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