FCI Launches the HCI® Power Distribution Connector System with a Dedicated Microsite
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825 Old Trail Rd.
Etters, PA, 17319
Press release date: June 16, 2008
ETTERS, PA. (June 16, 2008) -- FCI, a leading developer of connectors and interconnect systems, announces the launch of the HCI® Power Distribution Connector System. In addition to FCI's Power Solutions microsite (www.fci.com/powersolutions) which contains information regarding FCI's various power solutions, a microsite dedicated to HCI (www.fci.com/hci) is available to assist designers in determining which HCI products are right for their design.
HCI technology anticipates increasing system power demands that are driving the need for greater power density. A single HCI power contact accommodates over 82 amps based on a 30°C temperature rise with zero airflow. The high current-carrying capacity coupled with a robust, molded-in guidance system are ideal for high-wattage, blind-mate power supplies.
"The stamped and formed HCI power contacts, initially pioneered by FCI on its PwrBlade ® system, are an innovative and cost-effective alternative to expensive screw-machined contacts for high-current applications", said John Dodds, FCI's global product marketing manager for power products.
The HCI connector system is designed to address requirements that extend beyond the capability of FCI's proven PwrBlade connector system, the industry standard for DC power supply interfaces and power distribution.
Tooled HCI configurations support standard co-planar and backplane interfaces. The fully integrated HCI design enables DC power, AC power and signal contacts in a single molded housing. Similar to PwrBlade, HCI is modularly tooled, allowing incredible flexibility to address custom configuration requirements.
HCI features cost-effective stamped contacts, a vented but touch-proof housing to optimize airflow above, below and through the connector. This allows heat to convect away from contact surfaces producing the lowest product height among comparable high-current connectors.
Pricing for a typical HCI backpanel configuration of 5DC+24S is $16 USD per mated pair in prototype quantities.
For more information about the HCI connector system, contact FCI at 825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-7883; call 800-237-2374, email at email@example.com or visit FCI on the web at www.fci.com/hci.