TE Connectivity’s unmanned power connector solves signal and power challenge for drones and commercial drones

HARRISBURG, PA – TE Connectivity (TE) has recognized the critical need for a reliable and durable connector that can balance both signal and power capabilities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). TE’s recently launched Unmanned Power (UMP) connector offers up to 80 Amps per contact and is available as a power or signal / mixed power connector. The growth in the use of drones in the industrial and aerospace markets and the increased need for high-power connectors drove TE engineers to design the UMP connector to meet the challenge.

Current market connectors commonly used in drones and commercial drones have encountered issues with rating, connector size, and mixed signal variations, often having to sacrifice one advantage for another. TE’s UMP connector is designed to provide a reliable contact interface that safely provides power or both power and signal to control rotors, battery systems and distribution systems. unmanned vehicle energy.

“We have used our experience in the aerospace and automotive industries to design our UMP connectors with stronger materials proven in harsh environments and reliable contact interfaces while taking weight and density into account,” Taylor said. Fitzpatrick, product manager for the Aerospace, Defense and Marine division of TE. “With a variety of connector configurations and solderless options, TE’s UMP connector has what power distribution designers need for their platforms without sacrificing reliability. “

For more information on configuring the product, visit https://www.te.com/usa-en/about-te/news-center/unmanned-power-connectors.html.

Alan A. Seibert