Electrical connectors – Hybrid and blade connectors

8 11 2011

Hybrid connectors and blade connectors are two of the most important electrical connectors available within the electronics manufacturing industry.

Both of these connectors have a range of important uses within the industry. Below, we have compiled a brief but informative profile on two of the most versatile and reliable connector types available on the current market.

Blade connectors: This type of connector uses a flat, conductive blade that is inserted into a blade receptacle. The blade and receptacle will both have wires attached to them; this will be done through either soldering or crimping.

Blade connectors allow you to safely join wires using both a ‘Male’ and a ‘Female’ connector.

Hybrid Connectors: Hybrid connectors are modular. This means they tend to be very useful for simplifying assembly, repair and future modifications. They are also very effective in reducing equipment installation time as they help to reduce the amount of individual cable and connector assemblies.

Probably the most unique feature of hybrid connectors is the fact that they have housings, this allows for the intermixing of many connector types including power connectors, radio frequency connectors and USB connectors.

For details on a host of other types of connectors including military circular and industrial rectangular connectors, visit www.challengercomponents.com.

Challenger Components work with a number of leading connector suppliers such as Amphenol, ebm-papst and Nicomatic. All of these companies are renowned within the industry for having established reputations as high quality manufacturers.

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