Hybrid connectors combine different signals, high current, and data technology in a single interface; a trend that applies to many applications. However, at the same time, the great number of transfer types requires more space. ODU introduces to the market ODU-MAC in XXL housing, a new solution that enables the configuration of the modular connectors without any space limitation. This addition to the product range permits the maximum amount of multi-pole connectors with standard components. The new ODU-MAC housing features an enlarged cable outlet which allows large cable cross sections and different cables to be installed in the strain relief. This simplifies the assembly of complex interfaces and reduces the assembly time. The receptacle style ensures optimal ergonomic handling which makes mating and un-mating easier for the end customer. In addition to the lever locking option, the new housing is also available in the standard versions with ODU spindle locking. The customer has a choice of color, too: the connector system is available in gray as standard and a white version is available upon request. “This new product is a response to the current market demands,” explains Bernhard Säckl, Portfolio Management Rectangular Connector at ODU. “This way, we create perfect connections in high-current applications and testing processes.” Further information about the technology company and the ODU-MAC® modular rectangular connector series can be found at www.odu.de.