Astute Electronics, franchised global distributor and procurement specialist, announces the Eclipse hybrid power connector from Positronic, a leading manufacturer of power connectors.

Renowned for their high-end power connectors, Positronic have now developed an entry-level alternative that uses the same low-resistance copper alloy and specially machined elements as their other power connectors, but incorporating a unique formed-and-stamped signal contact cluster. This innovation makes Eclipse an affordable alternative to similar products in the field – with no reduction in performance.

“Eclipse opens to door to a whole new range of possibilities,” said Gary Evans, E-Mech Division Manager of Astute electronics Ltd. “We at Astute are very excited to see where this cost-effective hybrid machined power connector might lead. Clearly there are thousands of applications and we foresee a very bright future for Eclipse.”

Strong and versatile, Eclipse is an ideal power supply solution for military, defence and communications applications. Eclipse’s solid machine contact and formed and stamped signal cluster will deliver reliable power and reduced insertion loss and it comes with significant cost advantages.

Eclipse features machined power contacts in addition to formed signal contacts and boasts a minimum of 250 mating cycle. It is a low-profile component measuring just 11mm height and features a halogen-free insulator.

About Astute

Astute Electronics Ltd is a highly-accredited electronics distributor and procurement specialist, serving the world’s leading OEM and EMS companies with global product sourcing and traceability, electronic product design, logistics & supply-chain management as well as product obsolescence management.

From our headquarters in Stevenage, UK, and via offices in Australia, China, India, Israel, Mexico, Turkey and the USA, our experienced and knowledgeable team offer flexible global sourcing and delivery solutions.

AS9120 and SC21 Silver accreditations confirm we deliver to the exacting requirements of the leading defence, military and aerospace companies. In addition, with AS6081 approval and our own on-site fully equipped testing facilities in the UK and USA, we eliminate risks in relation to the supply of fraudulent and counterfeit electronic parts.