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FCI Introduces BarKlip Bus Bar Connector

by david.nunes

FCI Introduces BarKlip Bus Bar Connector

SINGAPORE (January 30, 2014) — FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect
systems, announced today the release of BarKlip right angle bus bar connectors. The BarKlip
connectors, rated at up to 170Amps per UL & CSA criteria, offer improved electrical
performance and long-term reliability compared with alternative designs.

Specifically designed for applications requiring a direct pluggable connection to an uninsulated
bus bar, BarKlip connectors generate very low energy loss, with a maximum resistance of only
0.2mOhms per connector. The BarKlip contact design features 10 fully independent
cantilevered beams, which provide a true compliant spring to adjust for variations in bus-bar
alignment and surface finish. In addition, the BarKlip connectors low profile design, <25mm
installed height, enables their use in 1U rack-mounted equipment commonly used in
Datacenters and new Hyperscale Computing architectures.

BarKlip bus bar connectors are designed to operate between -40°C and 125°C, increasing their
end-use versatility.

“The BarKlip connector provides a convenient, low loss, and highly reliable method to connect
to many of FCI’s Bus Bar Power Distribution Solutions” says Michael Blanchfield, Portfolio
Director for Power Solutions at FCI. “FCI’s proprietary plating technology adds an additional
benefit to customers by providing maximum conductivity and longer-term reliability without
concerns for corrosion. We are confident the BarKlip products will meet many of our customers’
demands for high reliability in direct connect bus-bar applications.”

The BarKlip right angle bus-bar connector was officially released at the 2014 DesignCon trade
show in Santa Clara, CA. Samples of the BarKlip connectors are available for immediate

About FCI Electronics
FCI Electronics is an international connector and cable assembly solutions manufacturer of Backplane Connectors, Power Solutions, Board/Wire to Board Connectors, Input/Output Connectors, Optical Interconnect, Cable Assemblies, Terminal Blocks and Flex Connectors. Our interconnect solutions are designed and manufactured for various market applications such as automotive motorized vehicles, telecommunications, data storage, consumer electronics, medical, industrial & instrumentation as well as renewable energy.

FCI Electronics employs over 6,500 employees worldwide and attained a sales revenue of 555 million USD in 2012. With a global footprint comprising of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, we are well renowned and respected for our technological leadership, as well as innovative connector and cable assembly solutions.

For more information, please visit us at www.fci.com.

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