Samtec introduces AC power option to EXTreme Ten60Power system

Available with higher density signal count and an AC power option, the EXTreme Ten60Power system version has been released by Samtec.

The EXTreme Ten60Power header and socket system (ET60T/ET60S series) is available in both power/signal combinations and power only for increased design flexibility. The five-row signal option allows for up to 40 positions in the same form factor as the three-row option. For higher density without the need for additional space, the five-row design features a 2.00 mm pitch, versus the three-row on a 2.54mm pitch.

The AC power option provides greater flexibility to this modular EXTreme Ten60Power system, says Samtec, which is configurable to meet most application specifications. AC power blades feature a 7.50mm pitch to accommodate higher voltage levels, while DC power blades are on a 5.50mm pitch to carry a lower, more constant voltage level. The power blades can be selectively loaded to achieve any specific creepage and clearance requirements.

The EXTreme Ten60Power family delivers high current power performance to 60A per power blade with a low 10mm profile design for enhanced system flow. Symmetrical or asymmetrical power configurations are available, as well as AC and DC combinations.

A split power option is in development. This system features a hot swap option and is rated for a maximum voltage of 250V.

The through-hole, right angle terminal and socket are suitable for coplanar applications. The socket is also available in a vertical orientation for perpendicular mating and optional press-fit tails for ease of board termination. Rugged guide posts are standard and assist in blind mating. A top guide post is also in development to further save board space.

Samtec’s power products includes PowerStrip available in three product levels differentiated by size and power output. There is the PowerStrip/35, PowerStrip/25 and PowerStrip/15. In addition, the PowerStrip family includes power and power/signal combination discrete wire cable systems, power and power/signal combinations in right-angle and vertical orientations, as well as a hinged system and press-fit termination for board level applications.

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