TE Connectivity adds new vertical receptacle to Minipak HDL power connector family



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Connectivity expands its MINIPAK HDL power board-to-board connector family to include a new vertical receptacle to allow for right-angle configurations. The UL-recognized, blind-mateable MINIPAK HDL connector, originally introduced in 2012, provides 25 percent more current density in a more compact design than comparable products offered in the market. The MINIPAK HDL connector consists of a right-angle plug and either a right-angle or vertical receptacle that utilizes an eye-of-the-needle tail for use in both solder and press-fit applications. The product is fully qualified to end-of-life conditions and offers a current rating of up to 40 Amps per contact, with nine adjacent contacts in a one-inch PCB space, all carrying 17.5 Amps while remaining within the 30° temperature rise requirement. In addition, the MINIPAK HDL product matches the performance and scalability of the previous de-facto standard Multi-Beam XL product and is approximately 35 percent less in height -- resulting in improved cooling efficiencies for compact 1U power supply designs. The connector, which is manufactured on a mass-customizable platform, allows customers to select a wide array of configurations containing up to 24 power contacts and 40 signal contacts without up-front tooling charges. The connector also contains three levels of mating sequences to suit hot-swap applications -- specifically modular hot-swappable power distribution systems. Product applications include 1U servers, high-end servers and telecommunications switches. For more information on the MINIPAK HDL product expansion contact the TE Product Information Center at 800-522-6752, or visit www.te.com/products/minipakHDLgo About TE Connectivity TE Connectivity is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at www.te.com