Harrisburg, Pa. - Meeting hot-swap and cable I/O applications, the expansion of Tyco Electronics' MULTI-BEAM XL line of modular power/signal connectors offers customers the design flexibility to connect hot-swap power supplies to other components of a power distribution system, without the use of a power distribution board.
The new cable mount connector terminates up to 8 AWG, 600-volt wire, and carries up to 55 amps on a single contact. Available in two versions, the floating panel mount style is designed for use in blind mate drawer applications as small as 1U in size. The I/O style features a traditional squeeze-to-release latch for connecting power and signal conductors to a circuit board, all through one connector.
To meet stringent durability and safety requirements, Tyco added high strength housing materials, Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) and insulation crimps to the connector. These features are said to eliminate contact back-out and satisfy safety agency concerns.
Mike Blanchfield, Tyco Electronics' product manager for the MULTI-BEAM XL connector, said the cable assemblies surpass existing performance and value levels for connectors of this type and offer more choices for customers with high-current power distribution applications. For more information, visit mbxl.tycoelectronics.com
Pricing for a 1P/24S/1P "SSI" compatible connector kit is $5.50 each in quantities of 1,000. Samples and literature are available.
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