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Delphi Launches Family of High-Power Connection Systems at SAE CV Congress
CHICAGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi Corp. is forging a more prominent
role in meeting the unique connectivity needs of vehicle manufacturer's high-
power applications with the arrival of its Power Pack Connection Systems
series to the market.
Delphi Connection Systems, a business segment within Delphi Corp., is
introducing the high-power interconnect technology at Delphi's booth (No. 121)
at the 2005 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition in
Chicago, a venue that properly showcases the new product family.
"The special needs of the commercial vehicle market require advanced
connection systems technology capable of meeting a diverse list of design
criteria," said Don Bizon, Delphi Connection Systems product manager. "The
Power Pack series hits these targets and more with a highly reliable, cost-
effective product that's well tailored for commercial vehicle customers."
Design criteria met with the Power Pack Connection Systems family
primarily address rigorous power requirements and robust performance in
extreme in-vehicle environments. Its high-voltage, high-current capability
combined with its sealed-system configuration also makes the Power Pack a
strong candidate for automakers' hybrid vehicle programs.
Capable of carrying up to 200 amps, the Power Pack series features a
silver-plated terminal design that allows the connection system to withstand
temperatures of up to 155 degrees C. It also provides ease-of-assembly
benefits, with its hand engage/disengage capability and its indexed
configuration, which is designed to prevent plugging misalignment upon
Delphi Connection Systems is launching first its one-way sealed in-line
system, and is in the final stages of developing two- and three-way systems in
the Power Pack family for future availability. These sealed in-line systems
will feature a connector-locking collar for even greater support. One- and
two-way right-angle connection systems will also be found in the Power Pack
Typical applications for the Power Pack connections include in-line
applications and direct mating to high-power, on-board devices and modules.
Specifically, battery cable, electrical center, alternator/starter motor and
front-wall pass through applications are candidates for Power Pack products,
the latter a significant consideration in the commercial vehicle market, Bizon
Overall, Delphi Connection Systems continues to set performance standards
for automotive and commercial vehicle connectors. With more than 100 years
experience in the transportation industry, Delphi's track record of
innovations in connection systems technology include: establishing the
industry standard for sealing technology with multi ribbed silicone seals;
first use of plastic fiber optics in the vehicle; first use of beamed infra-
red optics (for steering wheel mounted controls); introduction of sealed IDC
(insulation displacement connections) into vehicle wiring; and first
introduction of gel sealed connections.
Delphi now has more than 200,000 connection systems parts in its
automotive and commercial vehicle portfolio, with products ranging from small
electronic to high-powered connection systems, including custom designs.
For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visit
Delphi's Virtual Media Room at http://www.delphi.com/media
SOURCE Delphi Corporation