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Overheated Large Drive Connector

CHALLENGE

Methode was approached to create a solution that would replace a customer's existing expensive power connector that was overheating.

SOLUTION

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Our engineers designed a custom 1250A blade connector.

STORY

Our customer’s existing connector generated excessive heat, often exceeding a 30ºC maximum temperature rise. The connector was difficult to plug in because of its high insertion force, and was costly to operate.

Methode's Power Solution Group designed a custom 1250A blade connector that resolved the customer’s problems. The new connector is rated well in excess of their current requirements, has a much lower insertion force and costs less than the old design.





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