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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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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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Connectors

March 19, 2019 10:55

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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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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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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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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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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January 30, 2019 12:52

Practical tips for testing fiber optic power measurement

As many of us are no doubt aware, optical fiber is an excellent medium for the transmission of data through light signals travelling down the length of the glass fiber.

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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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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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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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