Interconnection elements for automotive power connections

May 27, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Under the branding of its BLUEcontact Solutions, ERNI Electronics has extended its offering of versatile PowerElements for the automotive industry. The portfolio of PowerElements with a combined flexible/massive press-fit zone has been extended with variants with purely massive press-fit contacts.

ERNI is concentrating development for automotive markets on the  driver's cab, exterior and the motor periphery of buses, construction equipment, trucks, tractors, towing vehicles, etc. For these applications, ERNI is applying press-fit technology, in PCB assembly and as an EMS service provider to ensure reliable connections at high currents.

BLUEcontact Solutions use the ERNI press-fit technology for high-current  areas such as central electrical systems, and security systems, hybrid applications and wherever lots of power is connected into the PCB and transmitted (power boards). The flexible press-fit zone with 0.8 mm metal thickness offers ideal parameters for the automotive sector.

BLUEcontact PowerElements with a combined flexible and massive press-fit zone are available in variants for M5, M6, M8 and M10. They can transmit currents of up to 290A per PowerElement (at 20 °C) and operate in the temperature range from -40°C to +135°C

BLUEcontact PowerElements with a purely massive press-fit zone are available in M3, M4, M5, M6, M8 and M10. The current carrying capacity is specified at 10 A per pin (6 to 36). These also operate in a temperature range from -40°C to +135°C. Various versions of the PowerElements are available with a massive press-fit zone: With male thread and full pin population, with female thread and full pin population, with female thread and two rows pin population, with female thread and circular pin population; angled with thread and full pin population, angled without thread and full pin population, angled with thread and two rows pin population in addition to angled without thread and two rows pin population.

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