SOURCE: Delphi Corporation

November 11, 2008 09:00 ET

Delphi Introduces 'Most Comprehensive' High-Current/High-Power Connection Systems

Power Pack Connectors Suitable for Passenger, Commercial, Off-Road and Hybrid Vehicles

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - Unveiled at Electronica 2008, Delphi Corp.'s (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) most comprehensive family of sealed high-current/high-power connection systems boast current-carrying capability up to 250 amps and a cable range of 6mm2 to 62mm2.

"Delphi's Power Pack Connection Systems, which encompass the new Power Pack 1000 and existing Power Pack 2000 series, are among the most comprehensive and versatile high-current/high-power connection systems in the industry," boasts Don Bizon, Delphi Connection Systems product manager. "Delphi Power Pack's unique feature is its ability to provide a sealed connection system that mates in the in-line or right-angle direction to provide original equipment manufacturers a routing advantage for large-gage cables." This mating direction is managed through the two-piece design of the female terminal. The female terminal has multiple contact points and uses beryllium copper with silver plating to manage the heat generated in high-current applications.

Power Pack 1000 can accommodate up to 145 amps and a cable range of 6mm2 to 25mm2. Power Pack 2000 can accommodate up to 250 amps and a cable range of 13mm2 to 62mm2. The operating temperature range of the Power Pack portfolio is -40°C to 150°C.

The Power Pack connection systems are easily engaged and disengaged by hand, which provides assembly plants the opportunity to save on labor costs associated with tools and fasteners used for creating the connection, Bizon notes. In addition, the sealing capability provides environmental protection and the ability to mate directly to sealed high-current modules.

"Delphi's Power Pack portfolio meets the product requirements for a number of markets -- passenger car, commercial and off-road vehicles, and industrial applications. Its high-voltage, high-current capability combined with its sealed-system configuration also make Power Pack a strong candidate for automakers' hybrid vehicle programs," Bizon adds. "The special needs of each of these markets were defined in the product development phase, and the result is an innovative and cost-effective product that meets the toughest customer specifications." This makes Power Pack ideal for use in applications such as sealed electrical centers, electric power steering modules, front wall power pass-through, battery cable in-line connections and hybrid vehicle modules.

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Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture delivers power and signal distribution networks for today's increasingly complex vehicles. Delphi engineers act as master architects by using proprietary design tools and software to create a virtual model of a vehicle's E/E architecture -- down to the last connector, electrical center, electronic module and wiring harness. In doing so, they evaluate the impact of various trade-offs to deliver a fully optimized E/E architecture system backed by Delphi technical centers and manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the globe.

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