HD+ Car Edge Power Connectors Simplifies High Power Designs

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New card edge power connectors by TE Connectivity, delivers high current density with unique dual-layer contact design, ideal for mass storage applications

TE Connectivity (TE) released new high density plus (HD+) card edge power connectors. Capable of supporting power supplies up to 3kW, these connectors are designed to enable systems with increasing power requirements in next-generation data centres. Ideal applications include server, switch and mass storage system applications.

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As claimed by the company these connectors provides the highest current density of any card edge power connectors available in the market today.

Key specifications:

  • Deliver exceptional current density at 15A/2.54mm.
  • Support 2000-3000W power supplies for data center equipment.
  • Connectors have a 1.27mm signal contact pitch and a 5.08mm power contact pitch with a working voltage of 60V DC.
  • Offer very low contact resistance due to a unique dual-layer design of DC power contacts and pass-through pins, which provide multiple mating/contact points to the PCB.
  • Designed in the common industry PCB footprint, these connectors leverage a compact, cost-effective design with a common power and signal contact module.

Using these connectors, designers get a flexible configuration with different contact quantities and can achieve better scalability, as the connectors support both AC and DC in low-power and high-power applications.

“As designers seek to address the need for more power in their data center equipment designs, they need a connector that offers maximum performance and density, and high reliability,” said Bandy Yuan, product manager at TE Connectivity. “TE’s new HD+ card edge power connectors not only support the highest current density among all card edge connectors in the market, but they can offer strong dependability through our dual-layer contact design.”

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To learn more about TE’s HD+ card edge power connectors, click here.

Company Profile
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Company provide connectivity and sensor solutions for the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home.

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