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From the smallest board-mount header to the largest power plug, the world of connectors encompasses one of the most diverse product ranges of any industry.

Connectors are an essential component in almost every electrical and electronic device in the world. They are called upon to deliver power, signal and data in some of the most demanding environments, whilst modern trends require them to be smaller and more compact for each new generation of equipment.

Connector manufacturers are constantly developing new techniques, using innovative materials and creating fresh designs to make connectors more capable, more robust and more cost-effective. In this design centre, we look at some of the most exciting developments in connectors and see how they could transform your new design.

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January 16, 2019 09:13

Advanced Wireless Connectivity: Panasonic’s PAN1760A Bluetooth Module

For IoT devices running on batteries, especially those that cannot be recharged easily, WiFi is simply too power-hungry. An alternative is Panasonic Industry extremely low power PAN1760A Bluetooth solution.

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Connectors

February 1, 2019 16:33

Connectors for Your Miniaturization Design - High Reliability Contact That Can Stand up to Various Environmental Conditions

Technology advancements in recent years have caused an explosion of smart and highly connected computing devices that are in a small form factor. Connectors can help you to achieve your design goal of miniaturization.

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  • 4 days ago

    @acoustic yes, match or better the current ratings you quote in the original post, so for UK 250VAC 6A or more for resistive load and/or 4A or more for inductive loads such as your motor.
    My view...
  • 6 days ago

    @Boss Thank you for your answer. I have tried searching for make and model specific replacements, but the company that deals with it for Lidl, it is a Parkside disc sander, said the switch was an integral...
  • 1 week ago

    Just to add I looked up as an example
    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/rocker-switches/6077545/
    and the tech spec stated
    "In the specifi cation of the reference power using the bracket...
  • 1 week ago

    My suggestion is to try searching for the sander make and model followed by "switch" or "spares" this should make the process simpler as there are many different mechanical sizes and locking/fixing features...
  • 1 month ago

    Also FYI, There is now a RS Components USA website for Electronics - https://americas.rsdelivers.com/
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Connectors

May 16, 2019 09:28

Why you should choose Hirose for connectivity in harsh environments

There is a growing demand for power, signal and data to be made available just about everywhere we look – even in the most extreme types of environments. Providing reliable connectivity in tough conditions is a common characteristic in any design.

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Connectors

May 16, 2019 08:37

TE Connectivity’s ENTRELEC SNK Series is put to the test

Here we take a look at a few tests you don't usually see performed on connectors.

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Connectors

April 15, 2019 15:28

Connectors are Superheroes!

While semiconductors are at the heart of the electronics industry, they simply cannot do what connectors can. In this article, we look at why connectors are the true superheroes of the electronics industry.

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Connectors

April 9, 2019 08:19

Miniature Waterproof Shielded Connectors (LF series from Hirose)

The LF series offers rugged and space-saving metal shell connectors sealed to IP67 and 68, making them water-proof. Designed to withstand harsh industrial environments.

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Connectors

April 1, 2019 11:20

PLC - The Intelligent Industrial Computer

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are digital computers used for industrial and commercial

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Connectors

March 28, 2019 11:24

USB-C - One Connector to Rule Them All?

Since it's been a few years since USB-C was launched, this article will look at how the connector have been adopted, and a few words about the next steps.

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Connectors

March 19, 2019 10:55

SOURIAU Waterproof connectors - Which one for my application?

Find out what kind of waterproof connectors will best suit your needs with this handy guide on sealing levels!

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Connectors

February 28, 2019 16:47

Achieve substantial weight and time savings with the Han-Eco® B

Discover the new Han-Eco® B range from HARTING. This IP65-rated, polyamide industrial connector is light, flexible and suitable for a range of industries. It also offers substantial time savings, thanks to its innovative rear mounting technology.

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Connectors

February 26, 2019 16:42

Which Locking Mechanisms for Connectors should I choose?

Need to integrate a connector into your design but not sure which locking mechanism is best for you? SOURIAU offers a range of options to suit multiple needs, while always ensuring safe and secure connections.

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Connectors

February 11, 2019 08:53

JMX series – plastic push-pull connector for medical applications

JMX series – the perfect plastic push-pull connector for the medical industry.

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