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Positronic Scorpion modular power and signal connectors from FC Lane Electronics

The complete range of Scorpion standard and Scorpion low-profile modular connectors offer designers an almost endless variety of power/signal contact configurations through its modular design and manufacture. It can be configured for use as a power connector, a signal level connector, or a combination of both, for board to board, cable to cable or board and panel to cable connectivity and allows designers to create a connector solution that can be exactly tailored to suit their needs for a wide range of industrial, defence or aerospace applications.

Positronic manufacturers the versatile modular Scorpion range of connectors using modular tooling. This produces a one-piece insulator which can be made up from a choice of more than 35 modules, from one module up to a maximum connector length of 101mm. 

This nearly limitless configuration means that signal contacts can be mixed with power contacts with any combination of solder, crimp, and press-fit termination. Power contacts are rated up to 80A and users may specify housings with ventilation slots providing improved air cooling for high power applications while blank modules provide greater levels of creepage and clearance for high voltage applications. 

As with many of their other connector ranges, customers can specify the proprietary PosiBand® contact by Positronic for sizes 22, 18, 16 and 12 contacts. This is a true closed entry contact with an unbroken ring of solid material right at the face of the contact. The resultant greater surface area at the female/male contact interface assures very low contact resistance levels and overcomes the weaknesses inherent in the design of many other closed entry female contacts to provide greater reliability. The typically lower insertion force also assists in high density connector systems and optional sequential mating offers first mate last break functionality for plugging and unplugging live circuits. 

There are two versions of the Scorpion series, the Standard Profile (14.60mm height) and Low Profile (8.20mm height). Different module styles provide a unique locking system for blind mating, float mount and cable connector options and there are versions which are compliant to the OCP Open Rack specification used for datacenter equipment.

Nick Wheeler, Sales Director of Lane Electronics, says, “The Scorpion connector series brings a unique approach to modular design for this style and size of connector that is only available from Positronic. Scorpion provides the flexibility to configure the connector to meet customer’s exact specifications and the difference is how Positronic builds the final connector, using an innovative modular tooling and injection molding process. The result is a Scorpion connector with a solid body and machined contacts, ready to perform.”  

Lane Electronics can supply a full selection of accessories to further add to the versatility of the Scorpion Series and an ongoing commitment to stock will provide additional levels of service and availability for customers. 

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