High-current connectors deliver up to 260A per linear inch

February 14, 2011 // By Julien Happich
The EXTreme Ten60Power high-current connector from Molex delivers up to 260A per linear inch, representing the highest current density available in the lowest profile interconnect on the market today, claims the manufacturer. Featuring tighter pitch signal contacts than the original Molex 24-signal, 3-row (2.54x2.54mm) version, the 25-signal, 5-row (2.00x1.65mm) modules are suitable for all board-to-board and wire-to-board applications.

The EXTreme Ten60Power modules are available in 250 or 600 volt versions, with a range of 1 to 10 power blade modules and 6 to 36 signal modules, for a maximum of up to 60A per blade.  The robust contact design accommodates AC (7.50mm power pitch spacing), DC (5.50mm) and signal.

An array of module options is available, making the system highly configurable; these include 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 vertical designs. Molex EXTreme Ten60Power connectors meet the UL 1977 current-interruption rating for hot plug applications. 

More information about the EXTreme Power offerings at www.molex.com/link/ext-power.html

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