Contact suits continuous power applications.

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Hot Plug Contact allows frequent engagement and disengagement of live electrical systems, without causing system failures and downtime. It provides live plug capability to over 50 mating cycles, is immune to shock and vibration, and is tested to UL1977 Safety Standard. Contact is rated to 16 A for hot plug applications and 28 A for non-hot plug applications. Size is 2.0 mm or larger, with crimp, solder cup, or straight dip terminations.

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Hypertronics Announces New 'Hot Plug' Contact

-- Designed for Continuous Power Applications --

Hudson, MA (April 29, 2004)- Hypertronics, a world leading provider of high performance Interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications, today announced a new Hypertac® technology, the Hot Plug contact. The Hypertronics Hot Plug contact offers the same high reliability performance properties of the Hypertac contact, while allowing for frequent engagement and disengagement of "live" electrical systems, without causing system failures and costly downtimes.

The Hot Plug contact was designed to ensure signal integrity under harsh electrical conditions present in such applications as power supplies, power generators, AC/DC converters, telecommunication systems and data communication systems.

As a result of the patent pending design, the Hot Plug contact provides live plug capability to over 50 mating cycles, is immune to the effects of shock and vibration, carries a low contact resistance and has been tested to applicable sections of UL1977 Safety Standard. The new contact is rated to 16 amps for hot plug applications and 28 amps for non-hot plug applications, and accepts 13-14 AWG wire size. Available contact size is 2.0mm or larger (pin OD), with crimp, solder cup, or straight dip terminations.

The Hot Plug contact is an enhancement to Hypertronics L and N series modular connectors. The new contact can be used in various modules, combined with signal, power and coaxial contacts. Custom connectors can also be designed to incorporate the Hot Plug contacts. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-HYPERTAC.

About Hypertronics Corporation
Hypertronics, based in Hudson, Massachusetts, has been a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of specialty connectors for the electronics industry since 1970. Its Hypertac technology is renowned for delivering unfailing performance in high-reliability applications. Market segments that demand this superior performance include medical, military, aerospace, test and measurement and industrial. The company offers a wide range of standard catalog products as well as custom-designed connectors for more specific application needs and performance requirements. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smiths Group (UK: SMIN), a $5 billion multinational company headquartered in London, UK. More information about Hypertronics products can be found at

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect companies comprise of; EMC Technology, PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, Radio Waves, Times Microwave Systems, Summitek Instruments, Florida RF Labs, Hypertac Europe, Hypertronics, LEA International, Sabritec and Specac. Each enterprise within this division is a leader in its field and trades under their own strong brand name.

Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group, provides specialist engineering solutions for customers, electronics interconnect, telecommunications, aerospace as well as military and satellite markets worldwide.

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