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.
A standard form of wall plug, AC connectors of all types are to be inserted into a reciprocating outlet to supply a device with power. Abundant in use, AC connectors such as power plugs are often readily available for purchase and can supply equipment, tools, appliances, chargers, and more, with power. Easily adapted to power industrial machinery and various related applications, AC power plugs are also the optimal choice for industrial-grade systems. Constructed with significantly larger cables and plugs to accommodate for electrical load size, industrial-grade power plugs are easily discernible in comparison to standard AC plugs.
Primarily used to supply smaller pieces of equipment and electronics with power, DC connectors are not standardized and must be chosen according to their specific power relay values in a system. Standardized in the form of jacks or plugs, DC power connectors require the insertion of their external prongs to detect certain power sources when applied.
Wire connectors are specifically employed to add supplemental length to wires and cables when additional length is necessary. Frequently applied by combining two wires together through mutual connecting apparatuses, lugs, crimps, set screws, and split-bolts are all viable forms of wire connectors.
Blade connectors function by crimping or soldering two conductive male and female plates together to transfer electricity along a wire connection. To successfully join two blade connectors together, male and female connector components must be paired with an appropriate partner; therefore, blade connectors come manufactured in a variety of styles and can be insulated or uninsulated for improved performance. These parts can also be used as control devices within numerous systems, controlling when signals connect to effect the path of an electrical circuit.
Plug and Socket Connectors
Two parts designed to be joined, plug and socket connector components consist of a female socket and a male plug. Sliding into a comfortable application, compatible male plugs should be capable of applying themselves within a female socket without resistance or force. With plugs often coming with one or more pins or prongs permanently attached to a wire, sockets intended to be used as reciprocating components, and the number of terminals they contain, must be taken into consideration.
Whether you need to extend the reach of your power tools or fix the connective wiring between separate circuits and electrical equipment, we have you covered at Aerospace Aviation 360. As your trusted supplier of connectors and their various parts, we invite you to browse our inventory for numerous power connectors, signal connectors, plugs, cables, and their applicable components. Due to our quality control and export compliance, we operate with AS9120B, ISO 9001:2015, and FAA AC 00-56B certification and accreditation. If you would like to request a quote for your comparisons, you can submit an RFQ form as provided on our website. Upon receipt, a dedicated account manager will quickly review and respond with a personalized solution to your needs in just 15 minutes or less, 24/7x365.