New Industry Products

Methode Power Solutions Introduces New RK Series Power Contact System

August 23, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Methode Power Solutions Group introduced its new RK Series Power Contact System for applications requiring high current dc connections and minimal voltage drop. The new RK contact system is well suited for use with bulk power connections found in many products on the market.

The RK Series socket contact is made of gold plated, heat-treated Beryllium copper. Mating pins are customized to the application. The new system is designed to maximize contact surface area which results in minimizing voltage drop and heat build-up. A wide variety of mounting options allow customers design flexibility in connecting bus bar-to-bus bar, wire-to-bus bar, wire-to-wire, or wire-to-printed circuit board. The RK Series is designed to be compatible with leading industry standard connectors.

The RK Series is available in crimp, bus bar, and PCB mount options and is easily customized to meet application specific requirements. Standard tooled pin sizes are 5.7 mm (125A) and 9.1 mm (200A). Methode’s in-house design engineers, CNC machining capability, test lab, and injection molding expertise allow for quick response to customer connector requirements.

Methode Power Solutions Group, Cableco brand General Manager, Chip Bronk, stated, "The RK connector system compliments our Tribotek™ WovenBud contact system that serves very high performance markets. With the planned introduction of our new PowerBud™ power contact next month, Methode will offer a full 3-tier approach to meet all of our customers power connection needs. The new RK Series Contact System meets customer needs for a cost-effective, high power density contact system where minimized voltage drop is essential to the application."