Power Connector Family Adds Vertical Receptable for Right-angle Configurations
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 12:12pm
TE Connectivity expanded its MINIPAK HDL power board-to-board connector family to include a new vertical receptacle to allow for right-angle configurations. The UL-recognized, blind-mateable HDL connector, is asserted to provide 25 percent more current density in a more compact design than comparable products offered in the market. The MINIPAK HDL connector consists of a right-angle plug and either a right-angle or vertical receptacle that uses an eye-of-the-needle tail for use in both solder and press-fit applications. The product is fully qualified to end-of-life conditions and offers a current rating of up to 40 A per contact, with nine adjacent contacts in a one-inch PCB space, all carrying 17.5 A while remaining within the 30° temperature rise requirement. The connector, which is manufactured on a mass-customizable platform, allows customers to select a wide array of configurations containing up to 24 power contacts and 40 signal contacts without up-front tooling charges. The connector also contains three levels of mating sequences to suit hot-swap applications -- specifically modular hot-swappable power distribution systems. Product applications include 1U servers, high-end servers and telecommunications switches.