Electrical Connector Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Oskaloosa, IA 641-673-5000

    Interpower is a company that is committed to providing industries with high-quality products. We manufacture electronic connectors. We make it easy for customers to design, build and maintain products for worldwide markets. We use teamwork to provide fast turnaround and great service to our customers. Visit our website or call one of our customer service specialists today!

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  • Livermore, CA 800-669-8090

    The electrical connectors that we provide will not disappoint! We produce a wide variety of cables and connectors for use both domestic and international markets. Our electrical connectors are also available in both male and female connections for your convenience. We offer same day shipping so we are able to deliver your product just when you need it. Get in touch with our customer service department today to learn more!

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  • Lancaster, PA 800-818-4916

    Kord King manufactures world class electronic connectors, electric cords and plugs, electrical receptacles, plug adapters, cord sets and much more. From initial design to development, whether you are looking for a cable assembly or a power supply cord, the experienced team at Kord King delivers rapid order turn-around times and excellent products – consistently adhering to our strict quality standards.

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  • Austin, TX 800-880-9473

    At USA Wire & Cable, we offer a comprehensive range of electronic connectors backed by exceptional services and capabilities. With our commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, we aim to be your trusted partner in the realm of wire and cable solutions.

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  • Lake Forest, CA 949-951-1020

    Rapid Conn is a connector manufacturer producing electronic connectors—flat cable, D sub connectors, DIN connectors, PCB modular jack connectors, BNC connectors and more. We also have a ribbon cable termination machine that can terminate 2,200+ connectors in an hour.

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Electrical Connectors Industry Information

Electrical Connectors

Electrical connectors are at the ends of power cords and in wall sockets. They are used to transmit electric power, usually AC, between a power source and a device that operates on electric power. This connection may be temporary (as in the case of various portable appliances) or serve as a permanent electrical link between two wires or machines (like with a television cable). When an electric cord is molded to two connectors, it is known as an electrical cord set or power cord.

Electrical connectors are important utilities in consideration to industrial, commercial, and consumer products. Because of the vast variety of electrical connectors, as well as the many different contexts in which they are relied on, it is important that manufacturers make them easy to distinguish and assemble, along with being inexpensive for consumers.

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Characteristics of Electrical Connectors

Often times, connectors are designed with a specific mechanical feature that prevents mating outside of a correctly-aligned appropriate connecter. The variants in electrical connectors are primarily categorized by their pinout (which refers to the electrical contacts or pins of the male connection and its specific number, configuration, and relation to the female connection) into which the pins are inserted.

Each contact of a particular connector must “mate” with the contact of a matching connector. The pinout of an electrical connector is essential in its construction and use. Additionally, the general physical construction, size, contact resistance, insulation between pins, strength, resistance to outside forces (vibration, pressure, and water), number of reconnections it can endure, and the ease of connecting and disconnecting are further varying details that pertain to the categorization of electrical connectors.

Types of Electrical Connectors

There are many different types of electrical connectors for many different types of appliances and purposes. Some are meant to connect two pieces of cable, while others are meant to connect a cable to an electrical junction. Electric connectors have “male” and “female” connections. The male electrical connector fits into the female electrical connector. Male connectors are found at the end of power plugs, which fits into the slots of the socket (the female connector).

Types of electrical connectors other than plug and socket connectors include (but are not limited to) component and device connectors, which can involve a plug and socket mechanism, but more commonly incorporates individual screw or cramped-on connectors. Also, blade connectors, which use a flat conductive blade coupled with a blade-shaped receptacle, both of which are connected to a wire, and terminal blocks, which serve as an easy approach towards connecting single electrical wires to one another within an item of equipment.

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