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Connectors

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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Molex UK

Connectors

November 28, 2016 09:20

The Benefits of Overmoulding

In recent years, over-moulding has played an important part in the changing functionality of cable assemblies, enabling engineers to adapt their designs to suit the challenging requirements of demanding applications.

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leonie

Connectors

July 18, 2016 10:21

USB-C cable assemblies and connectors from Molex

Add the latest in next generation USB-C 3.1 protocol to your designs with the rapidly expanding range of connectors and cable assemblies available from RS and make sure your designs are bang up to date.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

March 16, 2017 17:03

Field Installable: The secret to mastering connectors

There are a bunch of current trends that will increase our connector needs. The automated home, IoT, Industry 4.0 – they may focus on the use of wireless networks from your phone, but the network will require equipment to be connected.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

March 16, 2017 08:40

Need a connector that’s easy to install in harsh environments?

Installing or maintaining production lines in an industrial environment is not easy - the factory environment can be loud, dirty and dangerous. HARTING have developed a new version of the Han® connector that makes installation easier and quicker.

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HARTING

Connectors

February 17, 2017 15:47

Expanded circular connector family meets the growing demands of the railway sector

HARTING has expanded its family of M12 PushPull circular connectors with a number of new versions designed to meet the growing needs of today’s railway sector.

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HARTING

Connectors

February 6, 2017 11:40

Connectivity for Infrastructure of Smart Factories

When talking about the Internet of Things, there’s a lot of discussion around the specialist

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Connector Geek

Connectors

February 6, 2017 11:25

Connectors: How to reduce costs while increasing flexibility

In this article, we look at how to approach the proliferation of part numbers in the connector world, and how you can make sense of it to reduce your costs whilst increasing your flexibility.

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AmphenolLtd

Connectors

January 24, 2017 10:52

Trends in engineering applications for hermeticity

Recent developments in materials and processing technology have broadened the potential range of applications for hermetically sealed devices over a wide variety of performance engineered systems.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

January 23, 2017 14:30

Reliability with Two-Shot Moulding

LSR two-shot moulding gives Molex the capability to produce bonded connectors like the ML-XT™ Sealed Connector System, helping agricultural vehicle manufacturers to protect their valuable electronic systems more effectively than ever before.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

January 5, 2017 08:14

Connectors for Lighting applications from TE Connectivity

From outdoor luminaires to commercial refrigeration, innovation in lighting is taking advantage of broad-based technological progress.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

January 3, 2017 08:21

Halogen Free - What does it mean?

Halogens are hugely useful, and have been adopted into a huge variety of applications, from disinfectants to lighting. However, a whole set of products are looking to remove them. Here we look at why Halogens are good, and why they are bad.

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David Mills

Connectors

December 2, 2016 10:47

COAX’s 12G Broadcast connector range continues to grow

In addition to their wide range of high performance Broadcast connectors availability from COAX, an increase in capacity can now be achieved using a new jack to jack adaptor.

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Molex UK

Connectors

November 28, 2016 09:20

The Benefits of Overmoulding

In recent years, over-moulding has played an important part in the changing functionality of cable assemblies, enabling engineers to adapt their designs to suit the challenging requirements of demanding applications.

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Connector Geek

Connectors

November 25, 2016 16:16

A Trio of Contacts

Contacts (or terminals) are the heart of any connector. Different connector designs provide different performance levels. In this article, we take a look at contact design, and see how one manufacturer approaches the solution.

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