If you are familiar with the very basics of electrical assemblies, whether because of personal hobbies or your profession, you likely know that there are a wide variety of electrical connectors that one may use to establish connections between individual components, devices, systems, etc. In general, electrical connectors are components used to safely and efficiently transport electrical signals. Depending on the application, these signals may vary in type, voltage, frequency, and other such attributes. To account for the diverse needs of applications, many different electrical connector types have come about. In this blog, we will discuss some of the main three connector categories that all products tend to fall under, allowing you to have a better understanding of your potential options.
If you are looking to combine two or more electric circuits, you might be in need of a battery connector. These connectors are both mechanical and electrical, working to connect a battery with the rest of an electrical system. It also works to either interface or separate electrical circuits. Popular components of electric vehicles like those used for ground-support, battery connectors are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. As such, it is important to consider a few key factors prior to procuring a battery connector. For your better knowledge, this blog will look at some popular applications for battery connectors and which type to purchase based on your needs.
Connectors are used in countless applications and systems involving electricity or data, serving to transport data and power between components. Connectors are often gendered, a male connector featuring one or more electrical terminals that are designed to mate with a correlating female connector or receptacle. Male connectors are used to establish secure connections between cables and devices, and there are numerous types that may be used depending on the application, what is being transferred, and various operational requirements. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common connector types that are used for power and data transfer, allowing you to better understand their varying uses.
Electrical power connectors come in a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit a diverse set of capabilities. As current can travel through various systems at different values, it is imperative that a specific power connector is always used to best transfer electricity throughout an assembly. Coming in three primary categories, power connectors are chosen based on whether they will be applied for light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty applications. While light-duty connectors are used to carry low current signals and heavy-duty connectors are applied for transferring large electrical loads, their range in application types allows connectors to function efficiently in various settings. To ensure your systems are successfully carrying current, we will discuss the many power connectors available to help you determine which parts can best be chosen for your given applications.
Electrical systems and devices are complex, often featuring a number of connectors, wires, and fuses that all ensure that standard operations may be carried out as intended. While each of these components work together for an overall process, all have their own distinct designs, roles, capabilities, and other factors that set them apart from one another. As basic component types that may be found in countless electronic assemblies, it can be very useful to understand what each is and how it functions within a circuit.
Even some of the most advanced electronic devices are rendered obsolete without the use of wires, cables, PCB controllers, or other assorted electrical hardware. Wires, cables, and connectors alike have important roles in electronics. In this blog, we will discuss each device and their differences.
An Edge Connector is the section of a printed circuit board (PCB) that consists of traces leading to the edge of the board intended to plug into a compatible socket. Edge connectors are highly economical because they require only a single discrete female connector, as the male connector is formed out of the edge of the PCB. They are also known for being fairly robust and durable. Edge connectors are primarily used in computers for peripheral card expansion slots, such as PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect), PCI Express, and AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) cards.
Electrical wire connectors are a common and convenient method of splicing two current-carrying electrical wires together. Unlike many other electrical projects, installation of a wire connector is simple enough for a non-professional to do with very few tools. It should be noted that there are many different types of wire connectors. Some crimp on, while others slide or twist on. In this blog, we will discuss the steps in using the most common type of electrical wire connector: the twist-on wire connector.
The idea of a connector, or any electrical component for that matter, being referred to as ‘male’ or ‘female’ may be a bit confounding. However, not knowing the difference between a male and female connector can cause a huge error in mechanical equipment, or a full-fledged disaster in process equipment. For connectors to operate properly, they must fit seamlessly. This blog will explain the differences between male and female connectors as well as their importance.
Some customers of ASAP have asked if lubricants are necessary for connector processing parts. While they are not always essential, some connector sets do require them because they demand a much higher insertion and withdrawal force. With an increased insertion/withdrawal force, there is more unlikelihood that the pieces can get unmated. With a lubricant, you can reduce the coefficient and friction that comes with trying to un-mate connector parts. Some other advantages of using lubricant are that you can use it to seal plating pores and reduce contact wear.
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