Cable Connectors Glossary

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Check below for a succinct guide on all things cable connectors.

Accessory: a component which supports another within a mechanism and assists it during an operation using cable connectors

Blind Mate: when two connectors are mated despite them unnaturally doing so in other conditions

BUS: a system of communication capable of transferring data between computing units

Cable shielding: vital for protecting the interior workings of cabling as it resists the effects of electromagnetic interference

Cable glands: vital for any connectors, these acts as the meeting point that also provides extra strength and durability

Cable harness: a combination of cable and wires which are paramount for the efficient transferral of data – can be found in vehicles also

Circular connectors: a small yet vital product that is especially useful in the automation industry for fluidity of movement between cables

Conductor: used for carrying an electric current from one place to another

Connector: simply put, the link between two or more cables; necessary for a whole range of industries

Connector Housing: the primary location to place your inserts and contacts

Contact, female: refers to the interior of contact which supports electrical and mechanical engagement

Contact, male: refers to the exterior of contact which supports electrical and mechanical engagement

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EMI: electromagnetic interference, a blight for any electronic goods

Guide Pin: a necessity to ensure the proper engagement of contacts via the mating procedure

Inserts: the middle section of a connector

Mate: the process of joining two connectors

Rectangular connectors: robust and durable, these are vital for many engineering processes.

Robotics: machinery which is evolving to be autonomous; found regularly within the automation industry

Servo motor: a lightweight motor which still packs a punch; essential for the robotics field

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Terminal: a positive influence on the connection, it determines where the engagement will eventually go to