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Hybrid Connectors for Heavy-Duty Transportation

Hybrid connectors reduce the number of connectors and cables needed for advanced agricultural machinery and other heavy equipment. A single modern hybrid connector can do the work of two, four, six, or even more traditional connectors. Today’s transportation, agricultural, and construction vehicles come feature-rich with computers, GPS systems, and an array of other electronic features.Read More

Connector Trends and Challenges in the Automotive Wire Harness Industry

Space and weight constraints, environmental regulations, and increasingly complex system requirements are inspiring new wire harness products and versatile interconnect alternatives. Automotive wire harnesses come in thousands of varieties. Some modern vehicles contain close to 40 different harnesses, with up to 700 connectors and more than 3,000 wires. Additional variation is required for wire harnessesRead More

April 2022 Connector Industry News

Upcoming industry events, as well as recent award, partnership, promotion, personnel, facility, distribution, standards, association, and certification news from across the connector industry. April 2022 Connector Industry News April 2022 Connector Industry News > Event News The HARTING-supported Volkswagen ID.4 will be part of the “Driving Toward Tomorrow” multimedia exhibition series at the Peterson AutomotiveRead More

What are Terminal Blocks?

Meet the Connector: Terminal Blocks Terminal blocks are connectors used to secure two or more wires to each other (wire-to-wire) or to a PCB (wire-to-board). They consist of an insulated body within a modular housing. Often used in industrial applications, they are appropriate wherever electrical systems need to stay safely connected, organized, and secure. TerminalRead More

Connector and cable considerations when designing for CAN bus

CAN bus interfaces and modules, with a range of corresponding cable types and connector combinations, serve as the backbone of the CAN communications system. When chosen properly, they deliver performance, cost savings, and reliability. Controller Area Network (CAN) technology first appeared in European luxury vehicles 30 years ago. Since then, CAN technology has become prevalentRead More

Power Distribution Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights power distribution connectors from leading suppliers. Power Distribution Connectors BizLink’s 745-07A/07B/07F/07G high-power connectors with max. 32A/10AWG and 50A/8AWG cables are designed for AC inputs for power shelves of standardized servers in data centers. These connectors meet the standards of UL 1977 and EN 61984 and have lateral/central ground options. TheyRead More

2021 Sensors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights sensors from leading suppliers. Sensor Products The I-PEX ESTORQ is a torque sensor that can easily be incorporated into any device or application. It achieves compactness and weight reduction by the electrostatic capacity method. The ESTORQ is customizable with the ability to incorporate a built-in microcomputer into the sensor (available from Φ70×H24mmRead More

2021 Connectivity Components: Everything but Connectors eBook

In our eBook collections, Connector Supplier typically shares technical expertise on our central focus, connectors. This time, we are spotlighting everything but connectors. 2021 Connectivity Components eBook A wide range of components and technologies work alongside, around, and inside of connectors to give designers more flexibility, improve system performance, make installation and maintenance easier, andRead More

Heavy-Duty Connectors for Off-Highway Applications

Off-highway vehicles require heavy-duty connectors that can handle demanding power requirements, withstand the elements, and stay connected through the jostling and vibrations that this rugged category of vehicles experiences in the field. Off-highway vehicles used for construction, agriculture, mining, or other demanding applications require connectors that differ significantly from those used in consumer vehicles. JustRead More

Off-Highway Equipment Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights off-highway equipment connectors from leading suppliers. Off-Highway Equipment Connectors Phoenix Contact’s new DT-to-M12 adapters make it quick and easy to adapt harness applications for connected systems in heavy-duty industrial, agricultural, and off-highway equipment without any splicing. These splice-free DT adapters reduce labor requirements and installation time, eliminate potential points ofRead More

30 Years of Automotive CAN

In 1991, the new Mercedes S-Class debuted as an engineer’s luxury sedan with dozens of innovations, including the first automotive CANbus on a production car. What started in luxury is today indispensable. Cars with internal combustion engines are essentially mechanical devices that, in theory, need little to no electronics to operate. Gasoline engines require sparkRead More

Cable-Terminated Automotive Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights cable-terminated automotive connectors from leading suppliers. Cable-Terminated Automotive Connectors Lumberg designs and develops several series of RAST connectors that are widely employed in OEM and Tier 1 automotive applications. These field-proven RAST series encompass an extensive range of cable-terminated automotive connectors, including the economical and space-saving 3517-4 connector, which isRead More

2023 Harsh Environment eBook
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