Connector and Relay Solutions for High-Power Applications

In many high-power applications, the safety requirement is higher than general low-power applications, since the equipment can generate the heat easily. Therefore, the selection of connector and relay is particularly important. When designing electronic products, it is a critical issue for the manufacturer to consider how to ensure the convenience and safety when power supplies are interconnected.

Drawer power connectors and bi-stable relays are the best choices for high-power applications

Meanwhile, the requirement to the connector is comparatively strict in high-power applications. The FORGE modular high-power drawer power connector, a solution produced by TE Connectivity (TE) for pin and socket interconnection, provides the power system and electronic hardware developers with various configuration possibilities. The FORGE drawer connector is suitable for AC, DC power supplies as well as signals and is available in contact configuration types of 1x5 and 2x2 to 2x5. The FORGE drawer connector enables developers to realize a completely customized design as each position can be programmed to combine different contacts. To improve the convenience of stock management, there are 5 different existing and common contact solutions covering the range from size 22 (signal/3A) to size 0 (200A). This product also provides high-voltage options and configuration, which can be applied to high-power applications and support the current above 1000A. The contact voltage of size 22 is 50VAC, and when the size is 12, 8, 4 and 0, it supports 250VAC. Please contact TE engineers for further details if you need other information on a configuration with a higher voltage.

The main advantages of FORGE modular high-power drawer power connector include a bigger modular housing that supports the continuous design development progress and provides high current power through the most wide-ranging contact configuration. Each module respectively uses any of the 5 different contact types ranging from extremely high power (size #0) to signal contact (size #22). The employment of verified existing design and modular housing can save the time of waiting for the development of new tooling and parts. The improved designs of size #0 and size #4 enable the touch-proof pin design and make the contact be easily and quickly inserted into the housing to realize a user-friendly operation. The main application of this product includes markets such as data communication, industry, healthcare, alternative energy, aerospace and defense and railway. It can be applied to fields including power supply and intelligent power, distribution system, high-voltage DC application, switch and router, power conversion, storage and server, wireless infrastructure, test equipment, automation and the control.

Besides, in response to the demand of high-power applications, TE Connectivity released the power blocking bi-stable EW60 PCB relay featuring a 60A (max.) power capacity. This relay is designed to support higher power capacity requirements of intelligent buildings industry. Furthermore, the bi-stable magnetic system in EW60 PCB relay can achieve energy saving and lower self-heating. The main application of this relay includes markets like lighting, intelligent building and alternative energy and it is suitable for applications involving lighting control, power distribution, bus system actuators, circuit protection system, power inverter, etc.

The advantages of EW60 PCB relay include the bi-stable magnetic system which can realize energy saving and lower self-heating and the 60A (max.) power capacity which can disconnect the power of the entire floor. This product is available in a 1- or 2-coil version enabling the possibility of being driven by different coil version; it can also provide a power electrical ballast switch (operating at 50k) with NEMA 410-2011 and the rated current of 16A or 20A branch circuit. This UL and VDE certified product can support the inrush current up to 480 A and 2.1 ms and complies with standards including EU RoHS/ELV, China RoHS and REACH.

As for these two products launched by TE Connectivity, the FORGE modular high-power drawer power connector can support various connector requirements while the bi-stable EW60 PCB relay can mitigate the self-heating in high-power applications. These two products are the best choices of the convenient and safe connector and relay solutions for high-power applications.

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