Connectors are flying high

Amphenol’s latest range of high-power, high-voltage connectors designed for e-flight, e-VTOL and hybrid applications can now be sourced through Powell Electronics. The devices benefit from partial discharge free performance at an operating voltage of 2.0kVAC(rms) at 35,000ft, making them ideal for applications such as batteries, generators, motors and power distribution units. Raptor connectors also suit termination of screened HV power cables in aerospace applications.

Based on Amphenol’s ground power Rhino series—re-engineered for aerospace applications using new Talon contacts—Raptor connectors are available in shell sizes 15 to 25 and benefit from features including temperature capability up to 200°C, IP68 sealing, increased creepage/clearance distances and an anti-decoupling ratchet mechanism on the coupling ring and backshell. With superior EMC performance, electroless nickel plating and high voltage insulation, Raptor connectors are designed for reliable connection for high power e-flight systems.