MULTI-BEAM XLE connectors feature a new 3-beam contact, made from a thicker (higher) conductivity material than the original single-beam or 4-beam designs. The new3-beam design allows for a greater angular mis-alignment between mating connectors and offers a lower mating force.
In addition, MULTI-BEAM XLE connectors offer a slimmer housing design that reduces the overall PCB footprint and has the option of using a low power contact—the industry proven Universal Power Module (UPM) contact. The new contact and housing design allows more power in the same footprint—over 40% more current in the same space. MULTI-BEAM XLE connectors are as modular as the original MULTI-BEAM XL connectors in that they can be designed to fit specific customer needs. MULTI-BEAM XLE connectors are also available as pre-assembled cable assemblies.