Positronic D-Sub / D-Subminiature High Reliability Connectors from UKs distributor FC Lane Electronics

We are an authorised stockist distributor for Positronic, a leading manufacturer of industry standard D-Subminiature connectors, popularly known as a D-Sub connectors. Positronic boasts one of the widest arrays of D-Sub connector options in the industry. 

These popular product families including the Mil-Spec M24308 versions may be specified in multiple performance options for optimal cost/performance ratio across aerospace, military, industrial and medical, applications. They are available in RoHS compliant versions and are designed for board to board, cable to cable or board and panel to cable or board applications.

Named after the distinctive shaped shell, D-sub connectors contain two or more parallel rows of contacts. The shell not only provides mechanical support and ensures the correct orientation, but when made of metal it may also screen against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Locking systems ensure the connectors remain securely mated under shock and vibration and a variety of accessories and options include blind mating and sequential mating.

All Positronic D-subs feature metal connector shells and solid, machined contacts to ensure reliability, durability and strength, with many of the series providing the option of the high-performance true closed entry PosiBand socket contact. The Positronic PosiBand contacts use a two-piece contact design where each piece serves a separate function. The main socket body of the contact provides the mechanical platform for the contact system and the separate PosiBand spring clip provides normal force on the male contact when engaged. Several contact termination styles are available, including crimp, solder cup, PCB solder, PCB press-fit and wire wrap connections. 

The standard density high reliability product types are available in in six package sizes with 9-50 size 20 or 22 contacts with current rating per contact up to 14A. The Combo-D connector is sub-category of D-Sub connectors, which is characterised by a combination of size 8 and size 20 or 22 contacts in the same connector. This enables signal, power, fiber optic, coax, and/or high voltage contacts to be specified in a single package. High density D-Sub series offer a greater number of contacts in the same shell sizes, while Environmentally Sealed series provide D-Sub connectors with dust and moisture protection when mated and un-mated:

To complement this wide range of connectors we can also supply D-sub accessories including D-sub rectangular cable adaptors and hoods from Positronic, ITWMcMurdo Connectors, TE Polamco, Glenair and customer-specific solutions from sister company Weald Electronics.

Our Sales Director, Nick Wheeler, says, “D-Sub connectors are in use in every area of the electronics industry. This extensive range of high-performance connectors from Positronic enable us to offer a cost effective, flexible and reliable solution. Our customers appreciate the quality of the Positronic products we supply and can rely on them to ensure their systems have long term and trouble-free connectivity.”

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