New high-current DC jack series offers novel vertical-format option

22-02-2016 | GCT | Connectors, Switches & EMECH

Global Connector Technology (GCT) has released a new range of high-current DC power jacks with 2.5mm centre pin diameters suitable for 5.5mm OD plugs. The high-power through-hole jacks are shielded in horizontal and vertical orientation options.

The vertical jack DCJ250-15 is 'unique' in the market place in high-power format. In DC jack products horizontal is standard, mounted on the edge of a PCB and through a panel cut out - to satisfy specific needs GCT worked with its customer base to develop a vertical type, which solved their design problems.

Typically, the high-current products allow fast battery charging in handheld or portable equipment. This may be in a standalone application, or distributing power to a docking device where multiple handheld units are plugged in to charge. The high-current jacks are tested and rated at 7A in vertical orientation and 8A in horizontal, within a strict temperature rise of 30C ambient.

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