PwrMAX Ortho power connectors; 100A/contact

November 02, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
FCI has added to its power connector family with the PwrMAX Ortho, designed to support a new datacenter equipment trend known as Orthogonal system packaging architectures. This architecture can offer improved data transfer and improved system cooling by eliminating mid-plane circuit boards.

PwrMAX Ortho power connectors can be used with either busbars or circuit boards to distribute power in systems with orthogonal architectures. The connectors use FCI’s GCS plating, and support current loads of up to 100A per contact. The connector is energy efficient, with a maximum contact resistance of just 0.3 mOhms, and is rated to operate at up to 125°C. With the robust contact design, the blind-mate-able PwrMAX Ortho power connectors provide a highly reliable low resistance interconnect path for orthogonal architectures.