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Connectors are the most indispensable part of electronics

Last Update Time: 2019-07-12 13:42:51

In today's era of so advanced technology, there are many electronic products that we use or touch in real life. Imagine what would happen if there were no connectors in electronic products. The circuits of electronic products should be permanently connected with continuous conductors. Together, for example, an electronic device is to be connected to a power source, and both ends of the connecting wire must be fixedly fastened to the electronic device and the power source by some method (welding).

As mentioned above, both the manufacture of the product and the use of the finished electronic product bring a lot of inconvenience. Taking the LED landscape light as an example, the distance from the power supply to the lamp holder is generally relatively large. If each line is connected from head to tail from the power supply to the lamp holder, it will bring unnecessary trouble to the construction and cause Wire wasted.


Some people may ask questions, directly open a gap from the fire line, connect the conductive parts of the wire together, and then wrap a few layers of insulating glue is not OK? It is not necessary to use a connector. Firstly, most of the insulating tapes are easy to age, and there are safety hazards. Secondly, the mechanical properties of the joints directly connected by wires are very poor. The wires are slightly vibrated and stretched, which is easy to cause an open circuit, and the interface is poorly contacted, which may cause heat generation, which may cause a fire.


Moreover, the outdoor environment is harsh, the requirements of waterproofing, salt-proof and anti-aging will be relatively high, and the insulating rubber will not meet the requirements. But if you use high-performance waterproof connectors in outdoor lighting, it not only simplifies the installation of the power grid, but also all the safety hazards will be reduced to a very low level.


The above example simply illustrates the benefits of the connector, which makes the design and production process more convenient, more flexible, safer, and lowers production and maintenance costs. The emergence of connectors improves the manufacturing process. The connector simplifies the assembly process of electronic products, and simplifies the mass production process. It is easy to repair. If an electronic component fails, the failed component can be quickly replaced when the connector is installed, and the upgrade is easy. Replacing components with connectors, replacing old design flexibility with new, more sophisticated components. Using connectors allows engineers to design and integrate new products, as well as when building components with components, Greater flexibility.


Especially for industrial connectors, sometimes it is more important to be flexible and safe in harsh environments where plugging and unplugging is required. At this time, a simple plug connector with a snap button would be a wise choice.