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High Power Card Edge (HPCE™)


FCI's High Power Card Edge (HPCE™) connector is a next generation power card edge connector for demanding applications requiring high linear current density and low power loss. HPCE™ offers a low profile height (2.8mm for straddle mount and 7.5mm for right angle) and is based on very cost effective and highly reliable stamped-and-formed power contact technology similar to other power solutions from FCI.

The HPCE™connector incorporates an innovative power contact and housing design that permits a more compact and lower profile package for demanding AC and DC power supply and/or add-in card applications. HPCE's low profile height (for maximized airflow), significantly increased linear current density and low contact resistance characteristics are ideal for next generation 1U/2U servers, storage enclosures, telecommunications equipment and datacom/networking equipment.

The HPCE™connector is available with power and signal contacts integrated into a single molded housing for power distribution and power control. Similar to other FCI power solutions, HPCE™ is modularly tooled making the product highly configurable in terms of the number and placement of the power and signal contacts for custom power needs.

Part Number View Inventory
10088418-002LF Vertical Solution 56 P + 12 S
10096926 Right Angle Solution 56 P + 12 S
10107844-002LF Straddle Mount Solution 36 P + 24 S

Features & Benefits:

  • Current rating to 9A/power contact beam (with multiple power contacts fully energized) without exceeding a 30°C temperature rise in still air
  • Low 2.8mm for straddle mount and 7.5mm for right angle profile height maximizes airflow for effective system cooling
  • One-piece assembly enables cost-effective power delivery for 1U and 2U power supplies or power distribution applications
  • Highly vented housing design maximizes heat dissipation
  • Vertical and right angle and straddle mount options are available with both power contacts for power distribution and signal contacts for power control
  • Number and placement of power and signal contacts are highly configurable for custom power needs
  • Polarized housing option ensures proper mating board orientation
  • Plastic housing features and mounting ears are available for polarization to the host PCB as well as to secure the connector during the wave solder process
  • Robust design includes touch-proof safety features that are UL/IEC 60950 compliant
  • Solder or press-fit tails are available on the vertical option for termination flexibility
  • Compatible with lead-free processing temperatures

Applications:

  • AC/DC pluggable power supplies in data, telecom & datacom/networking equipment
  • Industrial PCs
  • Industrial controls & instrumentation
  • Medical

See also:
HPCE Datasheet (.pdf) for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

Customer Presentation (.pdf)

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