The term “drawer connector” was created to describe a cabinet drawer where the connector is installed at the back of the drawer and is mated by closing the drawer. Since the “drawer” is often times made with a somewhat loose fit - to enable easy opening and closing, the drawer connector must provide sufficient self-alignment and ideally a floating connection to the cabinet or drawer to keep the connection from binding.
Some of the benefits of the power drawer connectors are the robustness of the housing designs and the durability of the contacts. High-end applications such as networking switches and servers want the lowest possible voltage drop across the connector. For these applications the high conductivity screw machined contacts with either gold or silver plating offer the best performance.
The contacts are the core of the ELCON drawer series connectors. For cost sensitive applications the different hybrid drawer connectors offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes aimed at keeping cost minimized and still providing a reliable separable interface.
Number of positions: 16
Wide variety of contact sizes and styles from 1 Amp signals up to power contacts rated at up to 200 Amps each
Sequenced contacts for “mate-first-break-last” operation
Floating panel-mount connectors float up to +/- 2 mm
High durability specific products ranging from 100 to 1000 mate/un-mate cycles
Customizable products allow the freedom to add or remove power or signal contacts to meet specific application requirement
Most products recognized to US and Canadian requirements under the Component Recognition program of Underwriters Laboratories File No. E28476