Astute Electronics is an authorised, franchised seller and technical partner for EDAC, the Canadian company that now leads the world within Card Edge and Rack & Panel technologies.

While many of their legacy designs are still in use today, over the years they’ve expanded their lines to include one of the widest ranges of interconnect solutions in the world. EDAC offers a wide range of products including its Magnetic and modular RJ45 Jacks, Card Edge, Rack and Panel, USB, Firewire, D-Sub and Waterproof connectors.

EDAC also has the ability to deliver custom connectors ranging from minor product variations to full custom solutions from concept to finished goods in less than 12 weeks and prototypes usually under 4 weeks.

Astute Contact: Ian White [email protected]

EDAC acquired the ‘MH Connector’ brand in 2010, bringing with it a range of industrial wire-to-wire, wire-to-board connectors, and renowned for its extensive range of Industrial D-Sub connectors and back shells for screened and non-screened applications. mhconnectors.com

Product Lines and Applications

  • Communications
  • Consumers
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Process Control
  • Ruggedised
  • Transportation

“EDAC Europe (incorporating MH connectors) is delighted to partner with Astute as one of its key franchised distributors. Astute encapsulates all that is positive of a leading independent distributor, the ability not only to widely present and stock our varied industrial and telecom connector portfolio but also to focus in on early customer `design in or custom’ solutions. Astutes experienced sales team along with the support of EDACs Global Business development managers are an extension of your engineering resource”

Ian White, Interconnect BDM, Astute Electronics



Suitable for applications such as Power Supplies, Storage Devices, Navigational Equipment, Industrial Controls and many more.

Using cardEDGE+ connectors allows customers to have additional design options and more opportunity to tailor interconnect requirements to their actual needs

Rack and Panel Connectors

EDAC Rack and panel plug and receptacle connectors are available in 14, 20, 36, 38, 56, 90 and 120 pin sizes. The Edacon hermaphroditic contacts, with four contact mating surfaces, have 10 micro inches of gold plating. Terminations include crimp, PC Tail, wire hole, and wire wrap.

D-Sub connectors

EDAC has a wide range of dsub connectors in multiple sizes. The sizes include 9, 15, 25, 26, 37, 44, 50, 62, and 78 positions within standard, machined, combo, and waterproof offerings.

EDAC’s stamped contacts provide 3 amps while their machined pins provide up to 5 amps. Power combo versions with power pins provide up to 40 amps in combination with the data pins.

Waterproof d-sub connectors are also available with epoxy sealed contacts at the rear, and an o-ring seal to the panel. EDAC’s molding process to seal the db connector fills every void with epoxy to provide no air bubbles and no wicking of epoxy up the contacts.

USB Connectors

USB’s are available as Type A, Type B, Mini B, Micro B, and USB-C (formally known as USB Type-C). The standard USB has 4 contacts while some come with 5 contacts. USB-C has 24 contacts.

Waterproof Connectors

EDAC’s Waterproof wire-to-wire & wire-to-PCB connectors have been designed for use in rugged and harsh environments including, automotive, recreational and commercial vehicles, outdoor lighting, marine, solar, industrial / process control, construction and outdoor broadcast applications.

Modular & Magnetic Jacks

EDAC Magnetic Jack Connectors are designed and manufactured to comply with IEEE 802.3, EIA 364 standard and are fully compliant with RoHS requirements. Available as single or stacked multiport options and with USB and HDMI connectors incorporated into a combined package.


  • Header posts can be cut to any height and board depth
  • Wide variety of plating options
  • Vertical, right angle or custom bends
  • Breakaway design allows for easy separation into smaller units
  • Sockets available with right angle and SMT contacts

In addition to their range of standard products, Astute can provide technical advice to develop customer-specific solutions in conjunction with EDAC, brining its expertise to solve client challenges.

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