Leading Contributor to OCP Power Applications Launches Busbar Connectors Performing to OCP ORv3 Specifications

Pennsylvania, USA – Amphenol Communications Solutions is pleased to announce today, the release of its BarKlip® BK500 IO and BarKlip® BK150 IO busbar connectors. These high-current connectors are fully compliant with OCP ORv3 power output and IT gear specifications supporting 48V power rack architecture and are ideal for use in a variety of power-dense data center applications including the Power shelf, baseband units, and server and storage sleds.

“We work with world-leading data center, energy storage systems and telecommunications equipment solution providers to continuously develop power technology for next-generation designs, and we are delighted to extend our industry-proven busbar connector series with the addition of BarKlip® BK500 IO which carries up to 500A/contact, and the BarKlip® BK150 IO which carries up to 150A/contact. Our ultrasonic welding between wire and contact enables low voltage drop and high reliability for an energy-efficient solution,” said Kelly Byers, Global Product Manager, Power Solutions.

Feature-packed OCP ORv3 Busbar Connector Series

The BarKlip® BK500 IO supports up to 500A/contact with 18 independent conducting beams and silver plating, comes in a floating panel mount design with 6.4mm of gatherability and ± 3.0mm of float in both the X and Y-axis. The BarKlip® BK150 IO supports up to 150A/contact with 12 independent conducting beams and silver plating, comes in a panel mount design and a slide-to-lock version offering 6.4mm of gatherability and ±3.0mm of float on the X-axis and ±2.0mm of float on the Y-axis. Both busbar connector series feature an ultra-low end-of-life contact resistance of 0.5mΩ and have two identical power circuits and two secondary ground contacts where a sense pin option is available for the BarKlip® BK150 IO.

Product Availability

BarKlip® BK500 IO and BarKlip® BK150 IO standard product offering is now available along with options for customized features.

About Amphenol Communication Solutions

Amphenol Communication Solutions, a division of Amphenol Corporation, is a world leader in interconnect solutions for the Information, Communications and Commercial electronics markets. Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers and manufacturers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol Communication Solutions has an expansive global presence in research and development, manufacturing, and sales. We design and manufacture a wide range of innovative connectors as well as cable assemblies for diverse applications including server, storage, data center, networking, industrial, business equipment and automotive.

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North America Contact:

Becky McMorrow

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