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Molex Unveils EXTreme Ten60Power High-Current Connectors
Molex Incorporated, a provider of interconnect solutions, has introduced a new version of its EXTreme Ten60Power High-Current Connectors. The EXTreme Ten60Power delivers up to 260A per linear inch, representing the highest current density available in a low profile connector on the market today.
EXTreme Power products offer high-current interconnect solutions with best in class power densities. The extensive product offering ranges from EXTreme Micro-Power 16.0A blades to EXTreme Power-Mass 150.0A modules. Molex (News - Alert) EXTreme Power products is made for high-current applications.
The need for high-current power interconnect solutions in increasingly smaller space continues to rise rapidly. Solving this power equation on new architectures and system platforms has been a major focus for Molex product development teams. The new Molex EXTreme Power family of products is the direct result of listening intently to our customer's electrical and mechanical design challenges. Since no two applications are the same, the Molex EXTreme Power offering is comprised of several product families that cover a wide range of current levels, mechanical envelopes, mating terminations, and configuration choices; giving system designers the ability to maximize their power interconnect needs.
Molex was recognized with the 2011 DesignVision Award in the Interconnect Technologies and Components category.
“We are privileged to receive the prestigious DesignVision award for the EXTreme Ten60Power modules. We have put the ultimate in Molex power and signal design into this product, which meets the market’s demand for higher wattage in smaller spaces,” said Ken Stead, manager, new product development, Molex. “The EXTreme Ten60Power blends power and signal contacts in a single low-profile connector housing to achieve the maximum current-to-space ratio.”
Featuring tighter pitch signal contacts than the original Molex 24-signal, 3-row (2.54mm x 2.54mm) version, the 25-signal, 5-row (2.00mm x 1.65mm) modules are suitable for all board-to-board applications. The new HDS modules have both solder tail and press fit options, increasing the design flexibility for customers. EXTreme Ten60Power modules are available in 250 or 600 volt versions. They have a range of 1 to 10 power blade modules with UL/CSA of 60A per blade and 6 to 40 signals. An array of module options makes the system highly configurable and includes: three different mating lengths – end-mount, top-mount, or side-mount guide modules; voided power positions; and right-angle and vertical mount connectors for co-planar or perpendicular designs. Customers can customize the EXTreme Ten60Power modules.
“Solving the power equation on new architectures and system platforms is a major focus for our product development teams,” continues Stead. “The modular Ten60Power system packages all the features needed for optimal design flexibility in critical space-constrained applications where power supply and signal integrity are integral to performance.”
Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf
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