Power/signal connectors provide flexibility in hi-rel applications

January 08, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Astute Electronics has the Positronic Scorpion modular signal power connector family including a low profile version. Positronic uses modular tooling that enables the quick turnaround of a very large number of customer-specified contact variants up to 100 mm long, yet the moulding process yields a one-piece insulator.

Power options include 60, 40 and 30A contacts, or 55 and 12A in the low 8.2 mm profile version. Contact resistance is as low as 1 milliOhm for standard conductivity contacts and 0.7 milliOhms for high conductivity contacts. 3A signal contacts are available, and blank-module options enable creepage and clearance specification to be made. Contact terminations include board-to-board, board-to-cable, cable-to-cable, and panel mount options. A wide variety of accessories is available, including ventilation slots in the connector housing, integral blind mate system, integral locking system, float mounts, and panel mount clips.

Astute comments that the system gives flexibility in demanding hi-rel applications such as aerospace and defence, rail, oil and gas and industrial.

Astute Electronics; www.astute.co.uk