ELECTRONICS: FCI’s High Power Card Edge (HPCETM) connector is a next generation power card edge connector intended for applications demanding low power loss and high linear current density. The connector is rated to 9A per power contact beam (with multiple power contacts fully energized) without exceeding a 30C temperature rise in still air. The HPCE connector has a low profile height (<= 7.50 mm) and is based on very cost-effective and highly reliable stamped-and-formed power contact technology.
HPCE connectors are available with power and signal contacts integrated into a single molded housing for power distribution and power control. The flexible, modular tooling approach used for the HPCE connector makes the product highly configurable in terms of the number and placement of the power and signal contacts for custom power needs.The HPCE connector features a low profile height for increased system airflow and heat dissipation, low contact resistance characteristics, significantly increased linear current density, a robust housing with touch-proof safety features and a polarization option to ensure proper mating. Vertical and right-angle options are available to accommodate various system architectures.
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