Welcome to Electrical Connectors! We primarily involve ourselves in the properties and uses of connectors.

But what is an electrical connector? In short, it is a device that is used to join together electrical circuits inside a mechanical assembly. The connection may be temporary, or it may be permanent.

There are so many different types of connectors on the market. We’ll take a look at a few in a moment. But first, let’s talk about connector properties.

Electrical Connector Properties

Connectors are defined by many characteristics, including:

  • size
  • contact resistance
  • insulation (between the pins)
  • ruggedness
  • resistance to vibration
  • ease of connection (and ease of disconnection)
  • etc

Connectors can be keyed. This prevents someone from making an improper connection. Ideally, a connector is easy to identify, quick and easy to assemble, and high value (low price, high performance).

Some contain a built-in locking mechanism that prevents accidental disconnection or sealing. These housings can be tested under lots of different conditions to simulate shock, vibration, water leaks, dust, and more. This helps to test the integrity of the connection and seal.

Electrical Connector Types

A power connector allows electrical current to pass through it. It provides power to a device.

An m24308 connector is the U.S.A. standard for military-grade D-subminiature connectors. They are reliable and strong. This makes them a perfect fit for the needs of the armed forces.

military connectors

More about military connectors:

They were developed in the 1930’s to serve the needs of military tactical applications and operations. Some of the most common types of military connectors include:

  • circular
  • PCB
  • filtered
  • hermetically sealed
  • I/O

Many of these connectors are manufactured in the United States, but they are shipped all over the world.

That’s it for now. Make sure you come back later to learn more about other connector types. While we probably won’t go into much more detail on properties, there are plenty of connector types left to cover!