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Press-Fit Wire-to-Board Connectors provide gas-tight interface.

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Press Release Summary:

May 28, 2014 - Available in M5, M6, M8, and M10 versions, combined flexible and massive press-fit zone BLUEcontact PowerElements are rated up to 290 A per power element at 20°C and operate over -40 to +135°C range. BLUEcontact PowerElements with purely massive press-fit terminal come in M3, M4, M5, M6, M8, and M10 versions with current carrying capacity of 10 A per pin (6–36) and operate from -40 to +135°C. Various versions are available with massive press-fit zone.

Original Press Release

ERNI Delivers Rugged, High-Current Power Elements

Press release date: May 15, 2014

Extended BLUEcontact PowerElements product offering includes combined flexible and massive press-fit power elements...

RICHMOND, VA - ERNI has expanded its robust, high-current power element series to include combined flexible/massive press-fit and purely massive press-fit technologies. Part of the BLUEcontact Solutions portfolio, the expanded PowerElements product offering delivers superior torque support and optimal power transmission. The high-power wire-to-board connectors with press-fit terminations provide a gas-tight interface to the PCB via, eliminating the need for high temperature soldering and its negative effects on the PCB substrate.

Utilizing ERNI's field-proven press-fit technology, the high-current PowerElement Series is well suited for vehicle electrical systems, power distribution assemblies, buss-bars, and hybrid applications demanding high power solutions and reliability requirements.

The combined flexible and massive press-fit zone BLUEcontact PowerElements are available in M5, M6, M8 and M10 versions. They are rated up to 290A per power element at 20°C, with an operating temperature range from -40°C to +135°C.

The BLUEcontact PowerElements with a purely massive press-fit terminal are available in the versions M3, M4, M5, M6, M8 and M10. With a current carrying capacity of 10A per pin (6 to 36), these power elements operate in a temperature range from -40°C to +135°C. Various versions of the PowerElements are available with a massive press-fit zone including: with male thread and full pin population, with female thread and full pin population, with female thread and two rows pin population, with female thread and circular pin population; angled with thread and full pin population, angled without thread and full pin population, angled with thread and two rows pin population, in addition to angled without thread and two rows pin population.

"Within the scope of our BLUEcontact Solutions, ERNI Electronics has expanded its offering of versatile PowerElements targeted for the industrial and heavy equipment providers. Our new product launches have focused on the driver's cab area, exterior and the motor periphery of buses, construction equipment, trucks, tractors, towing vehicles, and many other vehicular applications that require high-current connectivity in a rugged and reliable wire-to-board solution. For these applications, ERNI applies its extensive know-how in press-fit technology, PCB assembly and EMS to ensure reliable connections at high currents," said Kevin Oursler, Director Sales and Marketing at ERNI.

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About ERNI
ERNI Electronics is a leading global manufacturer and worldwide supplier of a broad line of interconnects for the telecommunications, data communications, computer, industrial and medical markets. ERNI Electronics, Inc. belongs to the international ERNI Group of companies specializing in electrical engineering and electronics. At present, the ERNI Group employs some 650 people, with annual sales of approximately 150 million Euros. ERNI has manufacturing operations in Europe and Asia as well as sales offices in more than 40 countries. ERNI products are also marketed via a worldwide network of representatives and leading distributors.

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