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Press Release
For Immediate Release


Molex BBC Assembly Offers A High-Current, Low Temperature Solution for Bus Bar Applications

LISLE, Ill. – June 1, 2006 – Molex Incorporated has developed the new Bus Bar Connector (BBC) Assembly, providing a reliable, compact solution for the direct mating of two perpendicular power bus bars for such applications as power or switching power supplies. The BBC Assembly is aptly suited for telecommunication equipment applications such as networking hubs, switches and routers; high and mid-range computing applications, such as servers, data storage and power supplies; and operating base stations in cellular communications.

With a rating of up to 320 Amps and a low voltage drop, the BBC Assembly offers increased current capability at a 30°C temperature rise, topping the competition’s amperage offerings by over 20 percent. It is also rated for interruption, which meets true hot-plugging requirements.

The BBC Assembly mates with a standard 25.4 mm (1”) wide by 3.18 mm (.125”) thick bus bar, which is the size of de facto output blades used in typical power supply applications. The isolated parallel contacts free-float to facilitate blind mating with bus bar tab. Additionally, isolated left and right contacts provides an option for power feed and return when used with a laminated bus bar.

“New telecommunications and high end computing equipment require ever increasing amounts of current from power supplies,” said Gregg Farnsworth, associate product manager, Molex Incorporated. “To meet this need, bus bars are replacing copper wires to carry the higher amounts of current needed by these new systems, which makes the BBC Assembly a natural extension to our product offering. It provides our customers with a cost effective solution and also meets their bus bar distribution power requirements.”

Lead-time for the BBC Assembly is 20 days.

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