Only Connect: My personal connector top ten

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

The following list is my personal Top Ten of connectors. The connectors I have chosen are based on my experience and personal preference and no other criteria. I just like them!

1 – The D-Type Connector

2 – RJ45 Ethernet Connector

3 – IDC Connectors

4 – Molex KK Series

5 – SMA Connector

6 – Tyco Mate-N-Lok

7 – Harting Han Series –

8 – JST PHR Series

9 – The Mill Spec Mill-C 26482

10 – IEC C Series

I think you can make just about anything work using the above connecters, mostly they have been around for ages, that’s not a bad thing because anything that lasts in this industry is because it works and works well.

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Only Connect: Molex and the Solar powered vehicle

Only Connect: Major positives for the connector industry – J.P Morgan

Only Connect: Cisco on a winner with Universal Power Over Ethernet

Only Connect: On the quality of materials

Only Connect: Apple’s new doc connector

Only Connect: Copyright in manufacturing

Only Connect: Apple’s Thunderbolt Technology

Only Connect: World Wide Top Cable Manufacturers

Only Connect: Made in Britain for China (UK Manufacturing #5)

Only Connect: The greening of electronics manufacturing (Going Green #7)

Only Connect: On better manufacturing co-operation

Only Connect – A small quiz on fiber optics

Only Connect: A guide to fiber optics

Only Connect: Product Technology – Cat 7 network cabling

Only Connect: Carbon nanotubes – a new interconnection technology

Only Connect: Ten things to consider when choosing a coax connector

Only Connect: How to promote UK Manufacturing #4

Only Connect: Renewable energy made in the UK (Going Green #5)

Only Connect: Electronics and natural disasters

Only Connect: A simple guide to DVI Connectors

Only Connect: A Thunderbolt of innovation

Only Connect: The golden principle of good design

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