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Astute Electronics is an authorised, franchised seller and technical partner for Positronic connectors.

Founded in 1966 in the USA Positronic has grown to be a leading innovator of PCB interconnection technology around the world. Key markets – aerospace, defence, rail, industrial and space.

The solid machine contact is at the heart of all the Positronic connector ranges providing high reliability, multiple cycles and ability to provide power up to 800 amps as well as signal function within the connector families. Posiband contact design improves upon the split tine (sleeve) design found in many solid female contacts, the design not only provides a low insertion force but the low resistance enables size 20 and 22 contacts to be used in power applications. Posiband is qualified to SAE AS 3902 and Mil 24308.

UK distributor for Positronic Connectors

To meet the challenges of size, weight and power, Positronic have developed the widely-respected Scorpion range of modular connectors. Scorpion can feature contacts from size 4 to size 22, allowing the customer to have either a pure power connector or a hybrid signal/power product with large surface area contact. Due to the modularity, customers can also opt to place spacers or blanks in the design for higher voltage use. Options do not end there: this flexible range provides PCB mount, crimp and press fit termination options. Blind mate, float mount, panel mount and cable mount options give even further versatility for the design engineer.

An extensive range of D-Sub features high-density, combo D, mixed contact technology including the Optik D optical range have sealed and hermetic options, and includes a range of spaceflight qualified products.In addition to their range of standard products, Astute can provide technical support to develop customer-specific solutions in conjunction with the manufacturer.


Astute and Positronic

Positronic is a global innovator in the supply of power connector products and has a wide array of options including new Optik D range. We are delighted to bring them to our customer base.

Gary Evans, E-Mech Divisional Manager, Astute Electronics


Key products

  • D Subminiature
  • Scorpion Modular connector series
  • High Density D Subminiature
  • Fiber Optic D subminiature
  • Connector Accessories
  • Combo D sub
  • Eclipse
  • Panther
  • Goldfish

Astute – your technical partner for Positronic.

Positronic distributor

Supporting your innovation

From minor modifications to cabling and full solutions, Astute can engineer components to suit your needs, supported by the manufacturer.


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