STACKING SYSTEM CONSOLIDATES POWER AND SIGNAL CONNECTORS
ITT Electronic Components has developed an interconnect system that eliminates up to five different proprietary power and signal cable connectors. The stacking connector features a single integrated power connection with a series of stackable connector modules that distribute power and signal throughout the system. Each module consists of seven contacts, each capable of handling 15 A.
The contacts connect through a series of seven pins/receptacles. Contacts are machined, significantly reducing tooling costs compared to conventional connectors.
The contacts can be custom-configured for each interconnect application – either terminated to cable cores connected within the module, or as feed-through contacts to allow power or signal to be routed to another module/cable in the stack. Contact geometries can be staggered within the stacked modules to meet the needs of specific applications.
The modular design enables additional accessories or functions to be added to the system by plugging in another module, without the need to add a separate connector. Top and bottom cover modules complete the connector assembly, providing overall sealing.