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Raptor E-Flight high-power connectors from Amphenol now available from Powell Electronics

Aug 2022: Amphenol’s latest range of high-power, high-voltage connectors designed for high-voltage and high-current systems in E-Flight, E-VTOL and hybrid applications can now be sourced through Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial. The devices benefit from partial discharge free performance at an operating voltage of 2.0KV AC(rms) at 35.000 ft, making them ideal for applications such as batteries, generators, motors and power distribution units. Raptor connectors are also ideal for termination of screened HV power cables in aerospace applications.

Based on the successful and proven Amphenol Ltd Rhino series for ground power applications, but now re-engineered for aerospace applications and using the new TALON contacts from Ampheno, Raptor connectors are available in shell sizes 15 to 25 and benefit from many new features such as a very high temperature capability of up to +200°C, IP68 sealing, increased creepage and clearance distances as well as an anti-decoupling ratchet mechanism on both coupling ring and backshell, ensuring a reliable connection even under high vibrations. With superior EMC performance, Electroless Nickel plating and a high voltage insulation system the Raptor connector series ensures a reliable connection for high power e-flight systems.

For further information please visit: https://www.powell.com/content/Amphenol-3100001661

About Powell Electronics

Powell Electronics is a specialist at high reliability, harsh environment connector design, manufacturing and supply chain. In the USA, Powell has 70,000 square feet of connector manufacturing capabilities at its Swedesboro, NJ facility, which is certified to ISO9001 and AS9100. Powell offers automated engineering solutions and connector ODM services. The company is an authorized, QPL’ed distributor for over 50 military specifications and is ISO9120 certified. This year, Powell Electronics relocated its European operations to new premises in Dublin, Ireland, employing more technical staff to support design-in activities and signing new franchises agreements with Glenair, Harwin, Amphenol Aerospace, Quell, AB Connectors, Lemo, Conesys, Positronic and more. This is enabling Powell to address the broad range of demanding connector applications with products that range from miniature PCB-mount devices to high voltage, high current hi-rel solutions.

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