Power connectors supporting next-generation power needs
TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced MULTI-BEAM Plus connectors, the latest evolution of its power connector line. MULTI-BEAM Plus connectors share the same low-profile dimensions and enable the same through-system airflow as previous designs such as MULTI-BEAM XL, MULTI-BEAM XLE and MULTI-BEAM HD power connectors.
MULTI-BEAM Plus connectors satisfy the demand for higher-power solutions by providing a high current per power contact at a maximum of 140A/contact or 100A/contact per four adjacent contacts. In addition, the scalable and modular MULTI-BEAM Plus design also supports greater flexibility in configuration and PCB design.
The new MULTI-BEAM Plus power connector is manufactured with thicker material and features a high-density tail to carry higher current. Separated power contacts improve dimension stability. MULTI-BEAM Plus connectors are suitable for data centre and telecom equipment, industrial automation devices, and power systems.
“The industry is demanding higher current and higher performance to power its new designs, and TE addresses this need by providing a connector with one of the highest currents available per power contact,” said Tommy Yu, Product Manager in TE Connectivity’s data and devices business unit. “TE’s family of rectangular power connectors have become widely accepted in the industry, and MULTI-BEAM Plus connectors are expected to extend this trend.”