Sorry if this is somewhat O/T.
A marketing decision has been taken that a product we are making should have a connector of the same style as that used on the STK500.
(For those unfamiliar, this is a cylindrical connector with contacts on the inside and outside of the cylinder; used pretty much everywhere.)
I am not very impressed by this decision as I don't think it is a long-term reliable choice. Especially as we may need to take up to 3 or 4 Amps through it.
However, in an attempt to make the best of the situation, I note that the same style of contact is used in the average notebook computer and these do appear quite reliable.
Do any of you hardware types know a good source for quality connectors of this type?
Thanks in advance.