Molex announces EXTreme Ten60 Split Blade contact system

Molex today announced the EXTreme Ten60 Split Blade contact system, addressing the needs of data communications, telecommunications, and power supply customers.

The new module delivers high current and signal density in the smallest overall package, said Molex.

Customers of Molex look for high current density and low power loss. The split blade power modules achieve up to 260.0A per linear inch in a low profile (10.00mm) housing design that enhances system airflow.

“As computing power demands increase there’s more pressure on hardware and power supply manufacturers to custom tailor their power connectors, providing more amps in less space without drastically increasing the cost,” said Jeff Torres, global product manager, Molex.

The new EXTreme Ten60Power split blade power module separates the two halves of the standard EXTreme Ten60Power power terminal with dielectric plastic positioned in between. Each split blade terminal carries a 30.0A current rating at 30°C T-rise.

By splitting the blades and shortening the distance between energized power contacts, the split blade module delivers faster response times, lower impedance, and better capacitance benefits while providing better granularity if the customer does not need the full 60.0A current rating of the standard Ten60 power contact for all domains.

The modular design allows the split blade modules to be easily integrated into hybrid EXTreme Ten60Power assemblies along with standard power modules and high-density signal (HDS) modules to meet specific customer requirements.

Extreme Ten60Power connectors are available in one through nine circuit split blade power modules, one through 10 circuit standard power blade modules, and six through 60 circuit signal modules. All of the modules can be configured to accommodate virtually any design application with no tooling costs or additional lead-time.

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