Centronics ConnectorsCentronics connectors are standard
parallel interface devices for connecting printers and other
peripherals such as portable disc drives, tape backup drives, and
CD-ROM players to computers.
Circular ConnectorsCircular connectors are multi-pin connectors primarily used for external interfacing.
Coaxial ConnectorsCoaxial connectors are composed of an insulated central conducting wire wrapped in another cylindrical conductor (the shield). The cable is usually wrapped in another insulating layer and an outer protective layer. Coaxial cables and connectors have the capacity to carry vast quantities of information. They are typically used in high-speed data and CATV applications.
DIN ConnectorsDIN connectors are high frequency, multi-pin, electrical connectors that meet standards established by Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), a German national organization for standardization. The ends of DIN connectors are round, notched, and protected by a metal skirt to ensure that pins line up correctly.
D-Subminiature ConnectorsD-subminiature or D-sub connectors are sturdy electrical connectors with a mating face shaped like the letter D. They provide polarization because male and female connectors can fit together in only one way.
Edge ConnectorsCard edge connectors are edge-on connectors designed for single-sided or double-sided printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Electrical ConnectorsElectrical connectors are devices that join electrical circuits together. Male connectors plug into receptacles, jacks, and outlets. Female connectors contain sockets to receive other devices.
Electrical ReceptaclesElectrical receptacles, outlets, and wall sockets accept plugs and provide current to run electrical devices.
Fibre Channel ConnectorsFibre Channel connectors are high-speed connectors used in Fibre Channel systems.
FireWire® ConnectorsIEEE 1394 connectors are used to connect FireWire® devices such as host controllers, adapters, hard drives, hubs, repeaters, and card readers. FireWire, a registered trademark of Apple Computer, is a communications protocol for the transmission of data, video, and audio over a single cable at very high bit rates.
Flexible CircuitsFlexible circuits use polyimide films and other foldable substrates to meet the requirements of complex electronic manufacturing applications.
Gender ChangersGender changers are devices that change the end of a cable into another type, allowing two cable assemblies with the same or different genders to mate.
Heavy Duty Rectangular ConnectorsHeavy duty rectangular connectors are designed to accommodate large electrical loads and direct signals under a multitude of operating conditions.
IC Interconnect ComponentsIC interconnect components interface or connect a microelectronic semiconductor chip to a board or larger scale device.
IC Package Converters and AdaptersIC package converters and adapters are electronic interconnect devices that are used to interface different types of integrated circuit (IC) sockets.
IC Pin ProbesIC pin probes are used to test integrated circuits (ICs).
IC Probing Adapters and Analysis AdaptersIC probing adapaters and analysis adapters are interconnect devices used for in-circuit testing of integrated circuit (IC) packages. The adapter provides connections for test equipment and logic analyzers.
IC Sockets and HeadersIC sockets and headers are board-mounted female connectors that serve as carriers for integrated circuit (IC) chips.
Inductive CouplingsInductive couplings are used in the non-contact transmission of electrical power or electronic signals through stationary, rotating, or moving equipment via an inductive connection.
Instrument and Computer Power ConnectorsInstrument power connectors and computer power connectors are used to connect a computer’s power supply to a hard disk, floppy disk, compact disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD), or other type of disk drive.
InterposersInterposers are special connecting devices that are used to interface one socket to another.
Medical Electronics Connectors Medical electronics connectors are used with medical devices and medical equipment in hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, and other healthcare facilities.
Micro Connectors and Nano ConnectorsMicro connectors and nano connectors exhibit contact pitches of 0.05'' (micro) and 0.025'' (nano), respectively.
Military (MIL-SPEC) ConnectorsMilitary (MIL-SPEC) connectors are built in accordance with military specifications. Their design takes into account the need to protect the connection from environmental factors, allowing them to be used in military and aerospace applications.
Modular Connectors and RJ Connectors Modular enclosures consist of smaller components that can be assembled to create custom enclosures, often for temporary or mobile systems. These modular components are available in standard sizes and allow modular enclosures to be used for a variety of purposes.
PC Card Connectors PC card connectors are used to connect PC cards, CompactFlash cards, and other devices to computers.
PCB Pins and Receptacles PCB pins and PCB receptacles are electronic interconnect devices for printed circuit boards (PCB). PCB pins are male connectors. PCB receptacles are female connectors.
PCB Terminal BlocksPCB terminal blocks are modular, insulated devices that mount on printed circuit boards (PCBs) and secure two or more wires together. Some have integral pin terminals and mount through holes in the board. Others plug into PCB-mounted pin strips.
Phone Jacks and Plugs Phone jacks and plugs are connectors used with telephones. They are also known as modular jacks (female) and modular plugs (male).
Power Connectors Power connectors transfer AC or DC through a variety of electronic devices and are used in a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Power connectors range from simple AC or DC inlets and outlets to sophisticated power entry modules
Power Entry Modules Power entry modules are composed of a connector and a mounting case with features to produce the highly conditioned output necessary for medical or sensitive instrumentation.
Power Plugs Power plugs are male connectors used to distribute power to electrical devices.
Quick Disconnect Cordsets Quick disconnect cordsets are special power connectors that incorporate a quick-connect mating geometry, typically by twisting and seating for positive contact. These devices are used on machinery and equipment for safety purposes.
RF and Microwave Connectors RF and microwave connectors are used to connect the ends of cables in systems that operate in the radio frequency (RF) or microwave spectrum. They include threaded or bayonet-style couplings that snap, screw, or push into place.
Slip Rings Slip rings are metal rings that provide a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts. They are generally mounted on the rotating part of a machine.
Solar Connectors Solar Connectors are connectors specially designed to be used in the transmission of current produced in solar systems.
Solenoid Valve ConnectorsSolenoid valve connectors are used to connect solenoid valves and pressure switches.
Terminal BlocksTerminal blocks are modular, insulated blocks that secure two or more wires together. Terminal blocks consist of an insulating body and a clamping device. Their flexibility allows wiring to be centralized and makes it easier to maintain complex control circuits.
Thermocouple ConnectorsThermocouple connectors are used to transmit temperature readings from a thermocouple (T/C).
USB ConnectorsUSB connectors are used with universal serial bus (USB) ports. They can be used to connect USB products together, or to connect USB wires and peripherals to other standard port types.
Video ConnectorsVideo connectors are electrical connectors used for carrying analog or digital data and video signals. They can be used on the end of a cable, as part of an electronics device, or with another device with a video input or output.
Wire to Board ConnectorsWire-to-board connectors are used to interconnect printed circuit boards (PCBs) by using connectors attached to wires.