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What are current sense resistors? Current sense resistors, or shunt resistors, are devices used to gauge the flow of current. They detect and convert current to a measured output voltage. Current sense resistors are generally low-value, high-power resistors. They are designed for low resistance to minimise power consumption and to eliminate the risk of short circuits which are likely to damage other components. The proportional relationship between voltage and current, according to Ohm’s Law enables a
SynQor, Inc., a leading supplier of power conversion solutions, announces the newest member of its Military Field-Grade Power Conditioners.  The Shallow Rack Mount MPC is packaged into a 17.00”W x 14.80”D x 1.73”H, 22 lb. enclosure designed for the harshest environments.  The MPC-1250 is a true on-line double conversion, isolated, fully regulated 1250 W DC output power supply. The unit has a universal, single phase AC input which accepts input voltages between 80 Vac –
TT Electronics has curated a catalog of high-performance shielded power inductors for automotive applications, benefiting from the higher inductance value offered by their shielded configuration. These robust, magnetically-shielded solutions have small form factors and high saturation currents for better performance in tandem with practically any automotive electrical system. Among these is a proprietary selection of surface mount power inductors, including: HA65A series for optimal voltage regulation at fast-switching frequencies HA73E-10 series for size-critical DC-DC applications
Edison, NJ – Fuji Electric Corp has added the newest Small Intelligent Power Module (IPM) as part of our new 7th Generation X-Series Portfolio. Fuji Electric is a global developer of IGBT modules used in today’s power electronic systems including power converters, variable-speed drives, uninterruptible power supplies, HVAC, and renewable energy systems. The latest IPM modules come equipped with a control IC providing IGBT drive and protection circuits, making the design of peripheral circuits straightforward and ensuring
2020 brought with it many trials and tribulations, but it hasn’t been all bad, has it? We like to look at the positives though too. A new wave of innovations and ideas also rode the wave of change that this challenging year brought. E-Switch released 3 new Tact Switches, each one with a specific function to assist our valued end-users.  Towards the start of the year, as the national lockdown was beginning, the TL6340 made its first
TT Electronics Extends US Reach of Power PartnersBranded Power Conversion Products via Partnershipwith Astron Electronics.Leading electronics manufacturers’ representative firm adds TT powersupplies to its portfolio for Southern California clientele focused onindustrial and medical applications TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, todayannounced it has expanded an agreement with Astron Electronics Inc., the long established and well-respected manufacturers’ representative, to market TT’s Power Partners product line.The partnership broadens TT Electronics’ reach
TT Electronics’ Customization Capabilities Sensors and Specialist Components The Sensors and Specialist Components division works with customers to develop standard and customised solutions, including sensors and power management devices. Our solutions improve the precision, speed and reliability of critical aspects of our customers’ applications. How they help their customers: Engineering expertise Speed to market Platform products combined with customised solutions Quick-turn custom assemblies Juarez Production Facility The Juarez, Mexico manufacturing facility has two manufacturing buildings
NEW TL9320 Series Tact Switch The TL9320 Series Tact Switch features an array of benefits. These include a moisture protection rating of IP67 giving complete protection against temporary water submersion. This combined with its 500,000 cycle life expectancy makes this switch well suited to a variety of applications in multiple markets; ranging from wearable home technology, all the way to medical instrumentations. The TL9320 comes conveniently contained within 8.4mm x 8.4mm housing, making it a
NEW 16 Position USB Type-C Receptacle JAE is adding a new footprint variation to the DX07 series of USB Type-C connectors with only 16 positions, making it a more compact solution. It is ideal for devices which only need power for charging and USB 2.0 data for communication.  Examples include wall adapters/chargers, power banks, smart home devices, gaming devices, and audio-visual equipment. More Info: https://www.jae.com/en/releases/detail/id=92529 For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t
This IP76 rated Pilot Indicator Light comes with the option of 24 gauge, 150mm long wires pre-attached for better convenience and eliminating the need for second sourcing. More Info: https://www.e-switch.com/product-catalog/anti-vandal/product-lines/pvl-series-pilot-lamp-indicator#.Xk2VxUqIbcs For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com
Power up with Phihong’s all new Rapid Charging Slim AQ27 Series. The slim 27-watt chargers are certified by USB to USB Power Delivery 3.0 specifications and have a built-in USB Type-C port. USB Type-C offers higher charging current capabilities resulting in faster charging. More info: https://www.phihong.com/company/press-releases/single.php?pressItem=49 For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com
Astron Electronics is pleased to announce Edgar Reyes as our new Field Sales Representative for Baja Mexico. Edgar has been a Quality & Design Engineering professional with 21+ years of proven experience at many different Electronic companies including BD (Care Fusion), Plantronics, and Sony. We are confident that Edgar will take on his new responsibilities of overlooking the assigned territories with the diligence in working to further develop business with existing and new accounts.

January 29, 2020

ERA Branding

Wednesday, Jan 29 – ERA Branding, Website Design, & Social Media – We had over 20 people attend the first ERA event of the year, Branding, Website Design, & Social Media.  Luminys (Presenters) did an amazing job and gave us some great insight on marketing over the internet.  Whether it be social media, your webpage, or how people see your company.  I have already implemented many of the ideas they discussed. A++ Commented Steve Tennessen
High-performing GBCN resistors round out TT’s green thick-film chip series enabling industrial, automotive and medical application designers to meet tomorrow’s regulations today. TT Electronics’ new lead-free arrays deliver environmental compliance now – before RoHS exemptions expire leaving OEMs in the lurch. More info: https://www.ttelectronics.com/news-events/news/tt-electronics%E2%80%99-lead-free-arrays-address-environme/ For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com
Thursday, Jan 16 – Awesome time last night with Rich Unruh {President of SMD} and the Dale Hight Band playing at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.  This is the third time that they played at this amazing venue and the second time as the opening act for Coco Montoya.  The Dale Hight Band is going to release their first album soon.
With the new year comes a brand new change. This new Anti-Vandal switch is anything but standard. The PV67 features a unique 25mm square bezel giving it a standout from the rest in the category. The switch is also IP65 rated and includes multiple LED colors with custom laser etchings. More Info: https://www.e-switch.com/product-catalog/anti-vandal/product-lines/pvs7-series-anti-vandal-switch#.Xk2Nn0qIbcs New Project Requirements? The PVS7 will provide you with the perfect configuration. Contact us for any further info on your program at
Thursday, Nov. 14 – Rick Balentine’s Retirement – “Rick, you helped mentor many people including Beth and myself. You are an industry stalwart and will be missed. Enjoy this next phase of your life. Much love, the Tennessen’s.”

November 11, 2019

ERA Golf Tournament

Aliso Viejo November 11th, 2019. Southern California ERA brings back the annual golf tournament. “What an awesome event. Everyone had a great time at the event. The weather was perfect and the course was in amazing shape. I can’t wait for next years tournament!!! Commented Steve Tennessen, President of Astron Electronics, Inc. Pictured: David Stone (left) Steve Tennessen (middle) Stephen Bottari (Right)
Anaheim, CA – Oct. 8, 2019 Astron exhibits at one of our very own distributors Future Electronics’ Tech Day event. This Technology expo event consisted of an exciting day full of hands-on technical learning and exposure to new technology through the many suppliers that attended. Astron was able to hold a booth displaying the few different manufacturers shared in common with Future, including E-Switch, TT Electronics, and American Zettler. Overall, this was a successful day

September 12, 2019

Women In Electronics

This past week, one of our very own distribution managers, Beth Tennessen, had the chance to attend, as a member, the annual “Women in Electronics” conference down in Riverside. There’s nothing like purposeful networking and celebration among other progressive women in the rising industry.
Phihong’s single port POE injectors provide 60W of power and are meet all ranges of applications across the market. These are necessary if you’re talking about anything from security and monitoring to kiosks and IP print servers. More Info: https://www.phihong.com/company/press-releases/single.php?pressItem=45 For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com
The defense market just received another big hitter. AC-DC 6U VPX Power Supply (VPX-6U-ACUNV-1-C-001) designed to be one of the most capable solutions to cater to the advancements in this market is also qualified to meet VITA 46 standards. More Info: https://www.synqor.com/company/press-releases/2019/synqor-evaluation-board-selection-guide For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com
This all new board-to-board connector is well qualified to serve the industrial market. With its range in stacking height and amount of pin positions, it can be used in multiple areas of electrical equipment including factory automation. More Info: https://www.jae.com/en/releases/detail/id=85945 For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com
Just when we thought they couldn’t get bigger, Phihong introduces their large line of desktop adapters fit for just about any sort of requirements. More Info: https://www.phihong.com/company/press-releases/single.php?pressItem=47 For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at sales@astron1.com
E-Switch introduces the all new CS series with an added touch. Capacitive touch. You’ll want to read up more on this one. More Info: https://www.e-switch.com/product-catalog/anti-vandal/product-lines/cs-series-touch-sensor-anti-vandal-switch#.Xk2TAEqIbcs For any inquiries regarding samples, lead times, quotes, etc., please don’t hesitate to let us know at ISR@astron1.com

May 1, 2019

New Website 2019

Huntington Beach, CA / April 2019 Astron unveils its new website.
Huntington Beach, April 24, 2019 Astron received the Sales Representative of the Year 2018 award from JAE Electronics, Inc. Astron partnered up with JAE in the beginning of 2018 and after a year of hard work and dedication to making it one of Astron’s most advancing lines, we are proud to have achieved such recognition and look forward to continuing to put JAE out in the front lines for all progressive and innovative connector solutions.

April 24, 2019

L3 Power Paragon/LEM L&L

Anaheim, CA Wednesday April 24, 2019 – On Wednesday, Astron had the opportunity of attending a lunch and learn with one of our principles, LEM, at L3 Power Paragon. L3 is one of our largest accounts for military/marine power solutions and we’ve been able to offer numerous components alongside LEM as well as multiple other principles we represent. This was one productive and informative lunch and learn. We absolutely look forward to our next one.
Huntington Harbor, Saturday November 9th, 2018 – “Beth and I took Rick & Pam Kline and Rick & Carla Nelson on a Duffy ride around Huntington harbor. They surprised us with an award for rep of the year. I guess you can call it an award? My own Tequila… Pretty nice. But instead of a worm at the bottom it had tact switches. Needless to say, we drank most of the bottle that day.” Commented
Huntington Beach, November 2018 Astron received the sales excellence award from Methode. “I was emceeing our annual golf tournament dinner ceremony, when Chip Bronk came up and took the microphone from me. I had no idea what was happening. He then proceeded to announce to everyone that we received the Methode sales excellence award. It was one heck of a way to receive an award. Everyone at Astron was are excited to receive such an
Huntington Beach, CA / September 2018 – “Astron is excited to welcome David Stone as our new Orange County Senior Field Salesman. His 20 plus years in the Southern California electronics industry is a huge addition to an already strong line-up.” Commented Steven Tennessen, President Astron Electronics, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA – August 1st 2018 — Astron Electronics shows its wares exclusively at Viasat. “I was asked to set up a couple tables with sample kits and brochures in the Mechanical Engineering Building at Viasat. I brought in donuts and ended up there until lunch time. Many of the engineers came over and discussed products with me. Astron walked away with some great requirements.” Commented Mike Singer, Sales Manager Astron Electronics, Inc.