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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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Connectors

September 28, 2018 10:40

Making single-pole power easy to connect

Off- and on-highway heavy-duty vehicles require reliable power terminations for inline and wall-mounted applications. Sealed, single-pole connectors offer a simple, safe, and convenient solution for connecting power wherever needed. Read More

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October 2, 2018 12:36

Advantages in the field and in manufacturing

The trend toward greater electrification of vehicles in truck and bus, agriculture, construction, mining and marine, is driving connector usage to secure consistent power.

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Connectors

December 28, 2018 11:27

To Terminal Block or Not? That is the question

Terminal blocks are one method of connecting electrical wires and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can normally find one that's compatible with your project, but using them does have disadvantages.

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Connectors

December 18, 2018 10:54

IEC connectors at elevated ambient temperatures

Connectors that are approved in accordance with IEC 60320 are suitable for use at ambient temperatures of up to +40 °C. The average temperature over a period of 24 hours should not exceed +35 °C with a lower limit of -5 °C for ambient air temperature

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Connectors

December 18, 2018 09:05

The Hirose EF1 Series - In-line Power Connection Made Easy

As industrial designs become ever more sophisticated, so demand grows for versatile connectors that deliver stable connection, fast, easy installation and high performance. HIROSE designed their new EF1 in-line power connectors to meet this demand.

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Connectors

December 18, 2018 08:52

DesignSpark talks industrial automation with TE Connectivity

Ruud van den Brink, Product Manager Industrial Communication Europe at TE Connectivity talks automation connection technologies with DesignSpark.

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Connectors

November 6, 2018 15:38

Choosing The Right Connectors For PCB

Many industries today are demanding high speed, high-density connectors to suit a myriad of high-performance applications. Amphenol ICC BergStak® is one such offering that cannot be ignored.

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Connectors

October 18, 2018 08:21

AMPHENOL ISOBUS ISO 11783-2

Amphenol ISOBUS connector for agriculture implement-tractor-PC interface according to standard ISO 11783-2.

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Connectors

October 16, 2018 15:16

Light pipes in IEC device sockets for status indication in PDUs

“More intelligence!”, "Smart Grid", "Intelligent Power Grid" - this development asks for solutions that are efficient and easy to use.

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Advantages in the field and in manufacturing

The trend toward greater electrification of vehicles in truck and bus, agriculture, construction, mining and marine, is driving connector usage to secure consistent power.

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Connectors

October 1, 2018 11:27

ix Industrial; the miniaturised solution set to revolutionise industrial Ethernet

For many years, the RJ45 has been the cornerstone of Ethernet delivery for industrial sectors. However, as demand grows for smaller devices to support the miniaturisation trend and challenges of Industry 4.0, a new robust solution was required…

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Connectors

September 28, 2018 10:40

Making single-pole power easy to connect

Off- and on-highway heavy-duty vehicles require reliable power terminations for inline and wall-mounted applications. Sealed, single-pole connectors offer a simple, safe, and convenient solution for connecting power wherever needed. Read More

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