PowerSnap high power from Winchester Electronics, now available in the UK from Aerco, are rated up to 40A and have a high-quality ‘snap’ connection for secure mating. This type of connector is growing in importance as boards become more heavily populated and power requirements increase. The ‘snap’ action means that, unlike conventional slide-on connectors with this power capacity, they require no additional tools to tighten nuts and other fixings.
Suitable for board-to-board and wire-to-board applications, PCB designs include vertical plugs and jacks available in through-hole solder or SMT while wire terminal designs include right angle or straight format in 20, 30 or 40A with a wide range of wire sizes. PowerSnap is available in pick and place and tape and reel formats for automated assembly.
The PowerSnap range is RoHS compliant and the low-profile design allows the user to route high power to a PCB while taking up the minimum of space.