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Connectors for Electric Vehicles Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for electric vehicles from leading suppliers. Connectors for Electric Vehicles Allied Electronics & Automation supplies the SurLok Plus compression lug from Amphenol. SurLok Plus for EVs and HEVs is a field installable, highly reliable alternative to common compression lugs. Using industry-standard crimp, screw, and busbar termination options, it eliminatesRead More

Battery Connectors for Transportation Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights battery connectors for transportation from leading suppliers. Battery Connectors for Transportation Applications Amphenol ICC offers reliable and robust custom IP67/IP68 connector solutions for e-bikes and swappable battery stations. The Dual Beam contact design for receptacle contacts aids in establishing a reliable electric connection. These customized battery/charger connectors meet industry standards andRead More

High-Voltage Automotive Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights high-voltage automotive connectors (800V+) from leading suppliers. High-Voltage Automotive Connectors  The LSH rack and panel connectors from Smiths Interconnect include leading-edge Hypertac hyperboloid contact technology that ensures LSH connectors are immune to shock, vibration and fretting. In addition, the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) insulators interconnect technology features low insertion and extractionRead More

January 2021 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. January 2021 New Connectivity Products January 2021 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc. GCT released two new USB-A connectors with improved durability, enhanced retention force, and higher-than-standard current ratings for use in fast-charging, high-mating-cycleRead More

Vehicle Technologies in Transition

JAE and Yazaki are two companies on the forefront of automotive innovation. We talk to experts from both about the challenges of autonomous and electric vehicles. By Gale Morrison and Connector Supplier vehicle Technology is dramatically changing every aspect of modern car design and function. Electric drive trains are undergoing dramatic refinements and reaching full viability.Read More

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity ProductsRead More

Golf Carts Drive Towards Autonomy

Driverless golf carts and neighborhood electric vehicles may become mainstream well before autonomous cars become common. By Terry Costlow Golf cart suppliers have beat the auto industry in the race to electric power. Now they’re striving to make big inroads into the autonomous vehicle field. The challenges and benefits of using both electrified powertrains andRead More

Automotive Connector and Cable Products

This week’s product roundup highlights automotive connector and cable solutions from leading suppliers. Automotive Connector and Cable Products The universal ODU TURNTAC contact system from ODU features robust contact technology designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and heavy use and enable the stable, reliable, efficient, and economical transmission of high currents in eMobility charging andRead More

High-Voltage Connector & Cable Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights high-voltage connector and cable solutions from top suppliers. Newark element14 stocks ITT Cannon’s APD 4-Way High-Voltage Series connectors. Ideal for use in harsh-environment automotive, transportation, off-road, specialty vehicle, and industrial applications that require robust sealing, high vibration resistance, and resistance to engine transmission and brake fluid, these versatile, plastic, direct,Read More

Alternative-Energy Vehicles: Standards, Enabling Technologies, and Market Predictions

Eric Liu, a chief engineer at JONHON, discusses standards, enabling technologies, and market predictions for alternative-energy vehicles in China and beyond. Eric Liu, Chief Engineer, JONHON  New Energy Vehicle Standards Design developments related to electric vehicles are expanding rapidly. Although the world’s major automotive companies use various means to promote the development of alternative-energy vehicles,Read More

Compression Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the highest-performance compression connector products currently available on the market. Compression Connector Products AVX Interconnect’s 9155-400 Series two-piece battery connectors have a 4mm pitch and a unique angled contact lead-in on both sides, which, unlike most other connectors in this category, allows pluggable devices to engage from eitherRead More

Ambidextrous Connectors

You don’t always need to seek out a specialty medical connector. Many products that weren’t specifically designed for the medical realm can perform admirably in medical applications, while meeting the needed standards, and keeping costs low. We take a look at ambidextrous products from LEMO and AVX to learn more about multi-use connectors. LEMO’s newRead More

Connectors Help UAV Markets Soar

The growing number of commercial drones creates demand for connectors that enable quick swapping of batteries and storage. By Terry Costlow, Contributing Editor The takeoff of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in areas beyond defense deployments is opening a solid growth market for connector suppliers that can provide compact, lightweight products to commercial andRead More

Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors Suit High Shock and Vibration Applications

AVX Corporation has released its 9155-700 Series 2mm-pitch right angle board-to-board battery connectors, which are rated for 125VAC, up to 2A, and 5,000-cycle durability. Designed to provide miniaturized, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections in harsh environment applications subject to high shock and vibration, including: handheld and portable devices that require dock or cradle charging, patient monitoringRead More

New Product News Roundup

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, and accessories to hit the market.  Connectors and Cable Assemblies Hirose’s new DF40GL Series low-profile FPC connectors operate at USB 3.1 Gen. 2 speeds of up to 10Gb/s and are an excellent choice for daughter boardsRead More

Energy Storage on the Smart Grid Offers Excellent Growth Potential for the Connector Industry

Battery Technology is Prominent Among Emerging Technologies for Energy Storage on the Smart Grid   During the twentieth century, the establishment of electrical networks enabled dramatic improvements for the well-being of society and extensive progress for industry, but decades of advances have caused an explosion of electronic and digital technologies. Our power delivery system isRead More

Automotive Connectors Roar

Connectors associated with automotive applications have recently been a bright spot in the overall connector market, but are likely at the early stage of an incredible growth curve. Bishop & Associates recently reported the global connector market grew 4.1% in 2016 over 2015, while the automotive connector segment expanded by 8.1%, totaling nearly $13 billionRead More

High-Current & High-Voltage Product Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the latest and greatest high-current and high-voltage connector and cabling products.   High-Current and High-Voltage Connector and Cabling Products Designed to provide a more reliable, cost effective alternative to terminal blocks in high-power applications, including: inverters, energy storage systems, and construction, manufacturing, and powerRead More

The Evolution of Compression-Style Battery Connectors

For more than 20 years, modular industrial electronics have used many of the same reliable, ruggedized battery connectors that have been trusted throughout the consumer electronics industry. However, these devices are even more susceptible to host connector damage than modular consumer electronics. Now there’s a solution.   Electronic devices with removable battery modules designed to beRead More

Mil/Aero Applications: Flat-Lead or Round-Lead Connectors?

Connector-pin design has been caught up in a race to meet the needs of an ever-broadening range of applications, but military and aerospace applications have very serious environmental requirements that must be met first.     We often look at a device and wonder, “Would the best connector for my design use a flat pinRead More

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