Methode's PowerBud® power contacts use an innovative multiple contact point design that creates lower insertion force, lower temperature rise, lower power loss and higher cycle life than conventional power connectors. This unique design uses two rows of performance-engineered copper-alloy conductors arranged one over the other, which creates highly redundant contact points. This feature lowers both contact resistance and normal contact force. The PowerBud’s insertion force is three to five times lower than equivalently rated electrical connectors. Less metal-on-metal wear during mating and unmating translates to a typical 10,000 cycle life. Additionally, PowerBud’s power connector contact resistance is two to three times lower than equivalently-rated power connectors. Learn more in our PowerBud White Paper.


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Biblioteca técnica

PowerBud® White Paper

[PDF 352.37 KB]

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