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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

November 7, 2019 09:03

Plug and play lighting connectors for the great outdoors

Reliable and effective outdoor lighting relies upon waterproof electrical connection technology that can operate under the toughest conditions. Wieland’s RST range offers a highly robust, safe, efficient and weather resistant plug and play solution.

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Connectors

November 5, 2019 08:48

What’s the difference between a normal USB and a USB Type C connector?

All of a sudden, USB Type C connectors or USB-C as they’re now being called, are being championed as a one-size-fits-all solution for charging and transferring data between devices. The question is though, is USB-C really any better?

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October 28, 2019 10:37

What’s the quickest way to terminate a conductor to a heavy-duty connector (HDC) insert?

Let's talk about quick termination and how this can save you money and time. With no tools required to connect standard, non-crimped, wire ends that provide a safe and secure connection.

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October 18, 2019 15:09

Choosing the right connectors for simplex and duplex optical fibers

As well as the fiber cable, it is just as important to pick the most suitable connectors for the job, weighing up all the options can start to become really confusing.

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August 28, 2019 13:39

Bulgin's Guide to Terminating and Crimping for Fiber Optics: Methods and Tips

For any fiber optic network, it’s important that the fibers are connected properly. A reliable connection will maintain efficient network operation by minimising light loss.

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July 29, 2019 10:31

The Han® 1A: compact, robust and versatile

With the new Han® 1A, HARTING has responded to the trend towards miniaturisation across industries and sectors. The 1A has been designed to take up less installation space whilst providing users with all the benefits of a modern network.

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July 10, 2019 07:10

Good things come in small packages: Today's micro solutions for tomorrow's applications

Companies are constantly searching for new ways to use technology to boost engagement with customers. This has resulted in a procession of innovative device features over recent years - but why are these devices using more and more micro connectors?

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June 27, 2019 09:33

Sometimes, Small is better.

The rise of miniature connectors has driven up design requirements for many creative engineers. You may think increasing your power means larger connectors and thicker cables, right? No. That’s where Hirose steps in.

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June 25, 2019 12:10

Entrelec have a planned approach to terminal blocks

Entrelec recognises that in the world of terminal blocks, there is certainly a lot to chose from. Making sound judgments on the right connector for your control panel is something that shouldn't be left to chance. Time for Connector Geek.

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