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Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

(OP)
Hello all. I am in search for a high power (120VAC 20+Amp) capable modular connector set. I have tried allied, mouser, digikey, hirose and bourns. The closest thing that comes to what I need is the bourns ...

http://www.bourns.com/components.aspx?cmsphid=7631383|7163299|1534787

but its only rated at 3Amp a connector. I need something similar to the connectors on cell phone cradles, wireless phone bases, and notebook battery connectors. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
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RE: Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

I don't get it you say you need a connector that can handle 2.4kW that is the same as a 50mA cell phone connector.

What about conventional cord/plug systems like normal house power plugs?

Keith Cress
Flamin Systems, Inc.- http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

(OP)
In physical form factor it needs to be like a cordless phone charging system. Where part A can be placed on to part B and there will be electrical contact without a mechanical connection (no locking systems or anything). The main issue is it has to be fairly compact. A conventional plug is not only too tall, but also too wide. Thanks for the help though.

RE: Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

Can you use an inductive coupling? At a previous employer we were playing with a development unit which could transmit a few tens of kW through a watertight insulating casing. It was quite effective. There was also a smaller version which used similar principles to power a compact fluorescent lamp without any exposed conductors.

I can't find anything on the web from my former employer, but my ex-boss worked at Southampton University where this idea kicked off:

http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/1289/
 

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RE: Modular cradle type connector needed (120VAC 20AMP)

"no locking system..."
How about a magnet to hold the moving part in place ?
Switch the current on when the connector is safely seated?


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