FCI Expands Power Solutions Portfolio at Electronica 2014

SINGAPORE — FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, announced today the expansion of products to the Power Solutions portfolio.

PwrBlade ULTRA™ and PwrBlade+™ cable connectors are the newest addition to the PwrBlade™ family. The connectors offer smaller form factors and larger wire size capabilities than other products available today.

PwrBlade ULTRA™ suits backplane hard-metric or coplanar applications. Rated at 65Amps per contact, the PwrBlade ULTRA™ connectors offer the lowest contact resistance on the market.

PwrBlade+™ cables give customers the ability to connect cables to the wide installed base of PwrBlade+™ connectors. Rated at up to 60 amps per contact and capable of terminating 26AWG-6AWG wires, PwrBlade+™ cables can be used in a wide variety of power distribution applications.

FCI will also expand its product portfolio of the Minitek Pwr™ family with the Minitek Pwr™ Hybrid 3.0 & Minitek Pwr™ Hybrid 4.2 connectors. Both connectors are available in dual row of 2 to 24 power circuits, and 2 to 12 signal for Wire-to-Board application. Crimping and removal tools are available for wire harness assemblies. Vertical Wave soldering headers are available in through-hole configurations.

The improved and flexible design of Minitek Pwr™ Hybrid 3.0 series for power and data applications support current ratings of up to 5A per contact. Its crimp and snap-in receptacles are used to terminate AWG 20 to 30 wires.

Minitek Pwr™ Hybrid 4.2 is manufactured for high-current and high-density applications, and supports up to 9A per contact. Its crimp and snap-in receptacles are used to terminate AWG 16 to 30 wires.

The new products will be launched at the FCI booth on November 11, at 16:00 hours in Hall B3, FCI Booth 161, Messe Munchen, Germany. Visitors attending the launch will also be able to get a sneak peek of BarGuide™, the newest line in the Power Portfolio. The BarGuide™ connectors were developed to meet the ever evolving demands for high power distribution in high density packaging, providing high amperage connections between busbars and circuit boards. BarGuide™ connectors provide a current carrying capability from 60-250Amps, based on specific pins’ size.

For more information about these new products and other FCI Power interconnects, please click here or contact us at communications@fci.com.

About FCI

FCI is an international connector and cable assembly solutions manufacturer of Backplane Connectors, Power Solutions, Board/Wire to Board Connectors, Input/Output Connectors, Optical Interconnect, Cable Assemblies, Terminal Blocks and Flex Connectors. Our interconnect solutions are designed and manufactured for various market applications such as automotive motorized vehicles, telecommunications, data storage, consumer electronics, medical, industrial & instrumentation as well as renewable energy.

FCI employs 6,948 employees worldwide in 2013. With a global footprint comprising of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, we are well renowned and respected for our technological leadership, as well as innovative connector and cable assembly solutions.

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