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Connector Geek

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sales/Marketing | RS Components

Connector Geek is Dave in real life. With over 26 years in the industry, Dave likes talking about connectors almost as much as being a Dad to his two kids. He may still be a kid at heart himself...

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Articles

2 months ago

Designing out contamination

Contamination can impact almost any kind of industrial process. Contamination can mean stopped production, followed by costly cleanup, loss of reputation and unhappy customers.

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Internet of Things

3 months ago

The New Leader in Connectors?

Industry 4.0 is the name for the automation and integration of smart technologies into the manufacturing environment. In this article we see how Hirose are working to provide Industry 4.0 with the connectors of tomorrow.

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Internet of Things

3 months ago

Keeping Cool in the World of IoT

As the world of IoT grows, we will see applications in increasingly challenging environments. Protecting the equipment will need us to choose the right products, and in this article we look at some clever solutions.

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Electromechanical

5 months ago

Customisation is Key

Customisation of a product can often be key to a successful integration in any switch application. This article looks at the KSC Series and its benefits to the engineer

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Connectors

6 months ago

Robust Connectors for Rail Applications

Railway rolling stock must operate in the harshest conditions, and components need to be chosen that can deliver reliability. We take a look at the HR43 from Hirose that delivers high performance in demanding environments.

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Connectors

6 months ago

Installing Tool-Free Connectors

Phoenix Contact has just released a new family of connectors that offer tool-free installation. Based on the fantastically popular RJ45 connector, this new family is intended to make networking easier for the installer.

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Electromechanical

6 months ago

Five Great Reasons to Control Your Fan

Are you running fans for ventilation or cooling? Do you want to save money and energy? By controlling your fans and not running them at full speed, you could benefit from lower energy consumption and improved whole-life costs.

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Electromechanical

7 months ago

Switching for Lighting Applications

C&K have created a guide to their portfolio, allowing you to choose from their huge variety of switches tailored to meet the requirements of the lighting industry.

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Connectors

7 months ago

Power on the PCB with REDCUBE

The current explosion of electric and hybrid vehicles, alongside the growth of microgeneration, requires connection of high power directly onto the PCB. This article looks at Wurth's approach to the problem.

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Electromechanical

7 months ago

Can you vandalise an anti-vandal switch?

With my interest in applications, materials and performance, I am fascinated to understand exactly what "vandal resistance" actually means in the world of switches...

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Connectors

7 months ago

Connecting your PCBs with SKEDD

Last year, we took a look at the new SKEDD connectors from Phoenix Contact. Now the product family is expanding, we take a look at some practical applications.

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System Resistance – Overcoming Back Pressure

In previous articles on why we need airflow, maintaining a healthy environment indoors and providing cooling for processes generating heat were discussed.