Stark Electronics

Stark Electronics — the best in electronic parts and equipment, plus custom products at competitive prices –on time, every time.

Customer Service You Want

Stark Electronics aims to please! These are just some of our services:

  • Local, bonded, custom inventory
  • Just-In-Time delivery
  • Fast, free sample prototypes
  • Highly-experienced Application Engineers

Use our talented Field Application Engineers to help you decide the right parts, equipment, and configuration for your next project.

Whether you need a furlong of cable, an acre of cabinets, a mountain of components or a trillion measurements –Stark Electronics is the source for you!

We’re quality oriented and will even warehouse your products for you.

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Long-time employees acquire Minnesota-based Stark Electronics and Absolute Quality Manufacturing

On June 17, 2016 Jason Everson, Jason Zoubek and Jeff Zoubek acquired Stark Electronics and Absolute Quality Manufacturing. Among them they have more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing and electronics distribution.

Jason Zoubek will serve as the new President/CEO. He has worked in distribution and manufacturing for more than 25 years. He will continue to manage the sales teams for both Stark Electronics and Absolute Quality Manufacturing. His brother, Jeff Zoubek will serve as Vice President. Jeff Zoubek has worked in manufacturing and distribution for more than 30 years; he will continue to manage the manufacturing division.
Jason Everson will serve as Vice President/CFO. Everson has a background in quality management and finance and will continue to oversee the quality and purchasing team.

Centrally located in Minneapolis, Stark Electronics was founded by Harry Stark. Stark Electronics is a distributor of electronic components including connectors, terminal blocks, batteries and wire and cable to name a few. Absolute Quality Manufacturing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stark Electronics, which manufactures cable assemblies, wire harnesses, terminal block rail assemblies, electrical panels and general product assembly.

Absolute Quality partners with Synergy Sales to support Sales and Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Absolute Quality Mfg. has partnered with Synergy Sales to serve as Absolute Quality’s Field Sales and Engineering support in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. In the coming weeks, we will be introducing you to your assigned Field Sales Representative. Please continue to utilize your current Stark Electronics and Absolute Quality Account Representative for your continued order entry, expedites, samples and any further questions you may have. Together, Synergy Sales and our Account Representatives will continue to support our customers with the highest level of service.

Synergy Sales Field Sales Representatives each have over 20 years of successful sales experience in the electronic component market with passive, electro-mechanical, and power components. They bring experience in electronics management, product management and engineering.

New Product: 2-Meter Off-the-Shelf DC Power Cable from Switchcraft

Switchcraft NPB 620 – OTS Power Plug Assemblies OTCWe’re pleased to announce a new product from Switchcraft – the 2-Meter Off-the-Shelf DC Power Cable…


  • Molded cables are available for immediate shipment, saving the time and cost of field installation or a custom cable
  • Features Switchcraft IP68 sealed and 11-Amp power plugs with strip and tin on the opposite end for maximum flexibility
  • Straight or Right Angle options available
  • Durable 360˚ flex relief
  • Designed to be used with Switchcraft jacks
  • Custom options also available, call factory


  • Mobile monitoring equipment
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • GPS/ Data Acquisition
  • Portable Electronics
  • Limitless DC power applications

Learn more

New Product: Sealed Momentary Cable Switch from Switchcraft

We are pleased to introduce a new product from Swtichcraft…

black cableSealed Momentary Cable Switch from Switchcraft


  • Waterproof and Dustproof to IP67
  • Rated for 0.25 Amps, 30W max AC, non-inductive load
  • Available in 8 different configurations, allowing for a wide range of circuit configurations and cable diameters (see details and schematics on pg. 2)
  • Tested for a minimum of 20,000 Cycles 48VDC, 0.25 Amps (50 mΩ max) 125VAC, 0.25 Amps (50 mΩ max)
  • Easy field installation


  • Traffic control override
  • Outdoor instrument applications
  • Industrial controls
  • Outdoor amusement applications
  • Nurse call switches or infusion pumps

Learn more

New Product: Ergonomic Pendant Switch with Cable from Switchcraft

pendantWe’re pleased to introdue a new product from Swtichcraft

Ergonomic Pendant Switch with Cable from Switchcraft


  • Ergonomic design with large button and positive tactile feedback
  • Less than 2 lbs of actuating force required allows for easy operation, even for physically challenged users
  • Sturdy thermoplastic housing with yellow elastomer button and strain relief
  • Integrated 6’ cable with stripped and tinned leads (also available with high-quality    overmolded plug, call factory for details)
  • Double-redundant circuit offers high reliability for critical application and can also be used as two independent switching circuits
  • Rated for a minimum of 100,000 Cycles


  • Nurse call switches or infusion pumps
  • Traffic control override
  • Instruments and electronic controls
  • Simulation or academic controllers

Learn more

PRC series circular connectors from Phoenix Contact

We’re pleased to share news Phoenix Contact and their PCB Connectors

The new three- and five-position power conPCB Connectorsnectors in the PRC series enable you to reliably and conveniently connect AC cables to your equipment. The device connectors with crimp connection are supplied pre-assembled with stranded wire leads. Alternatively, they can be terminated with available tooling.

Features and benefits

  • Easy conductor connection using universal screw connection technology
  • Suitable for stranded and solid cables
  • Snaps in automatically when inserted
  • Can only be separated using tools-screwdriver

Tech specs

  • Currents up to 35 A (3pos.) and up to 30 A (5- pos.)
  • Voltages up to 600 V
  • 14-10 AWG x Cable diameter: 8-21 mm
  • UV-resistant
  • IP67
  • UL 2238 Certified

Learn more.

Changes at Stark Electronics as Sandy Forberg is named new CEO

We are saddened to report the passing of Duane Petersen, long time and well-respected owner and CEO of Stark Electronics. At the same time, we are pleased that Sandy Forberg will be taking over immediately.

Duane will be missed; he was a leader that the entire team respected. He was a friend and family man.

Sandy has been with Stark Electronics for 51 years. Most recently Sandy has worked as our vice president and purchasing manager. She is also a co-owner of the company. She too is well respected by her colleagues and we are glad that she is ready, willing and able for the challenge.

Genie Group, Inc. announces a partnership with Radius Power

RP PowerWe are pleased to spread the word…

Genie Group, Inc. is excited to announce a partnership with Radius Power. Radius Power is an international leader in the design and manufacture of standard and custom EMI/EMC/RFIFilters.

Their extensive line of products include: EMI Filters, Single Phase EMI Filters, Three Phase EMI Filters, IEC Inlet Filters, DC EMI Filters, Inverter EMI Filters, Medical Grade EMI Filters, Military EMI Filters, Tempest Filters, Telecom EMI Filters, and Custom EMI Filters.

Radius Power will address virtually any requirement for a custom power product with current ratings as high as 2500 amps. Their many years of experience in providing EMI/RFI solutions allow them to satisfy both global EMC regulations and time-to-market constraints. Radius Power’s engineering expertise and vertical integration reduces your speed-to-market and saves you and your company money.

In addition, Radius Power can combine their filters with other components (breakers, fuses, etc.) into one package to provide modular solutions, improving space and overall system integration.

This new warehouse program is being offered exclusively to Genie members and orders can be placed immediately. Ordering information can be found on the accompanied supplier data sheet. The price list can be found on our website at: Please send quotes, catalog requests and orders to Genie. For more information on Radius Power, please visit their website at:

We are excited about the new products…

Products:  EMI Filters, Single Phase EMI Filters, Three Phase EMI Filters, IEC Inlet Filters, DC EMI Filters, Inverter EMI Filters, Medical Grade EMI Filters, Military EMI Filters, Tempest Filters, Telecom EMI Filters, and Custom EMI Filters   Potential Markets/Applications: Every electrical or electronic device has connections that are a potential source for electromagnetic or radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI).
• Any electronic equipment
• Power supplies
• Invertors
• Medical devices
• Motor controls
• Telecom
• Food processing equipment
• Computers
• Renewable Energy (Solar and Wind)
• Transportation (rail & automotive)
• Industrial automation
• Military applications

ExTech’s New Product Preview

Download Extech’s new products preview PDF featuring over 13 NEW product families including power clamps, pressure datalogger, indoor air quality monitor, borescope inspection camera, thermometers and more!



New Product Intro: Phoenix Contact’s GHS

We’re pleased to introduce the GHS from Phoenix Contact

The GHS, a high-function Gigabit modular product is perfect as a backbone device for the industrial Ethernet network. The switch has up to 12 Gigabit ports on the head station, and supports important advanced functions such as SNMP v3, port trunking, layer 3 routing, and RADIUS authentication. For large-scale EtherNet/IP applications, the GHS supports up to 256 multicast groups.

The cordsets allow the water-tight interconnection of external electronic equipment or the internal wiring of electronic equipment or appliances. They are manufactured in the US and available for fast delivery.

Here are some of the features:

  • High temp (105°C) PVC cable
  • Yellow cable, black overmold
  • Sunlight-resistant
  • Power-Limited Tray Cable (PLTC) – allows the cable to be installed in raceways and cable trays, or outside a cable tray when appropriately supported – according to NEC Articles 725/727
  • AWM 2517 cable – manufactured using AWG wire, no cross reference of mm² is necessary
  • The cable jacket is dual rated, as well as UL Listed – which allows the cable to be installed on industrial machines within the guidelines of NFPA 79
  • M12 SPEEDCON – reduces assembly time up to 90 percent
  • Industry standard pigtail and extension cable lengths