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Conn Housing RCP 16 POS 5mm Crimp ST Panel Mount
Manufacturer Part #: 5172068-3
Alternate Part #: 5172068-3
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.