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FCI Power Card-Edge Connectors Provide Versatile Design in Cost-Efficient, Low-Profile Package

ETTERS, PA (June 27, 2006) – FCI has developed the Power Card-Edge series, a cost-effective connector system that can be used for DC power output from embedded AC/DC power supplies or for power distribution between boards within an enclosure. The connector range includes options for right-angle, vertical, or straddle-mount solder termination. The connectors’ low profiles are ideal for use in enterprise data or communications equipment, particularly in servers and external storage systems.

“The width of the Power Card-Edge connector body is 9mm or less, making it well-suited for use in 1U rack-mount servers or on power distribution boards inside 1U redundant power supply assemblies,” said David Deng, product manager for FCI. “The low connector profile helps maximize airflow through a power supply for increased cooling.”

Right-angle, vertical and straddle-mount connectors are available in various circuit counts with a full complement of power contacts. Right-angle connector options also include versions that combine power and power control signal contacts or power contacts and an integrated AC pass-through port in a single connector.

Adjacent power contacts are positioned on 2.54mm pitch along the card edge. Power contacts are manufactured using a high-conductivity copper alloy. Each power contact is rated for up to 7A current measured at 30°C temperature rise in still air. Signal contacts are positioned on 1.27mm pitch.

Samples of the Power Card-Edge connector are available for order; production lead times are six weeks ARO.

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