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Jul 26, 2018


Distribution Blocks for the Mobile Market

xtremeDB is Murrelektronik's distribution block designed to deliver more power and better performance to the mobile vehicles market. Designed with ports for Deutsch® connectors, xtremeDB provides up to three times the current carrying capacity compared to blocks of similar size, along with design efficiencies that will help to transform the way control systems are developed by heavy-duty vehicle builders.

“xtremeDB is a game changer,” said Jon Halton, President of Data Panel, the Murrelektronik subsidiary that developed the block. “In one block you get a higher current rating, more I/O ports and stronger, more reliable power distribution with Deutsch® connectivity.”

xtremeDB blocks with Deutsch® connectors have eight I/O ports, 16 configurable outputs and can do the work of multiple ordinary blocks using standard M12 connectors. As an example, in one competitive application for the rail industry, the number of blocks required would drop from 20 to 12, with an accompanying reduction in harness size, shorter cable runs and improved serviceability.

xtremeDB is specifically designed to meet the power distribution needs of heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers who build agricultural machines, railway and construction equipment, trucks for fire and rescue, road and utility maintenance, garbage collection, and other mission specific vehicles.

Murrelektronik’s xtremeDB offers the push and lock dependability of Deutsch® connectors in contrast to M12 connectivity, which can be prone to weak or loose connections in harsh locations. Deutsch® connectors are specifically designed for critical applications in harsh environments where dust, dirt, moisture, salt spray, and rough terrain can contaminate or damage electrical connections and systems. xtremeDB is available in a variety of configurations and utilizes J1939, the standard communications network for sharing control and diagnostic information between electronic control units on heavy duty and commercial vehicles.

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