The AirMax VS backplane connector system has been expanded to include power connectors to address customer requirements for increased current-carrying capacity between the backplane and daughtercards in chassis systems. The right-angle daughtercard connectors are available with either 1x2 or 2x2 contact configurations per 12mm module. Each module has a total current-carrying capacity of up to 80 amps and a voltage rating of 150V. The corresponding backplane connector features protected contact openings and is UL1950 (Finger Probe) compliant.
Customers increasin use of faster and more powerful processors on their add-in cards, higher current must be carried to those cards. These power connectors can be used to accomplish that goal in data equipment, such as servers and storage systems, communications equipment, such as switches and routers, as well as for applications in medical electronics and instrumentation. Because the new power connectors conform to the Hard Metric equipment practice, they also can be used with FCI's Millipacs 2mm Hard Metric backplane connector system.
AirMax VS power connectors are designed so contacts are flat except for minimal forming at the plug connector's mating interfaces, which enables the use of high conductivity base metal. Airflow passages in the insulating connector bodies allow air to flow through the fully mated connectors and over a large percentage of the contact's surfaces, so heat escapes more easily. These design features contribute to the modules' higher current-carrying capacity.
AirMax VS power modules employ an "eye of the needle" (EON) compliant tail for press-fit PCB termination. Two available mating lengths for power module contacts provide capability for sequential mating of power and signal contacts.
Typical pricing starts at $6 per connector set. Samples are available, with production lead times from stock to seven weeks.
For more information about the AirMax VS connector system, visit www.fciconnect.com or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org