PosiBand Closed Entry Contacts – An Improvement Over Split Tines

20 Aug PosiBand Closed Entry Contacts – An Improvement Over Split Tines

Connector with Posiband contacts

Connector with Posiband contacts


Closed entry female contacts are often used to enhance the performance and reliability of connectors. In many cases, a sleeve is placed over a standard “split tine” contact to achieve the closed entry feature. However, true closed entry contacts have an unbroken ring of solid material at the face of the contact. This design offers a degree of increased reliability while the split tine approach has its inherent weaknesses. 

Posiband cross section diagramA split tine contact can be pried open in harsh environments, resulting in reduced normal force and degradation of electrical performance. PosiBand overcomes this challenge, providing more consistent electrical performance. Learn more about PosiBand technology here and download the overview to see details about how it works.


We are honored to serve as a manufacturer’s rep for Positronic, a global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and build-to-print cable assemblies for use in various applications related to military, space, commercial aerospace, medical, industrial, test, and rail among others.

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