Individual Types of Power Connectors

AC Connectors

AC power connectors are mainly used to connect equipment to a wall outlet in order to power the device. Of the types of AC connectors, power plugs are for standard size devices while industrial AC power plugs are for larger industrial applications.

DC Connectors

Unlike AC connectors, DC connectors are not standardized. A DC plug, a variant of a DC connector, primarily supplies smaller electronic devices with power. Because there are different standards of DC plugs, it’s important not to accidently use incompatible variants.

Wire Connectors

AC power connectors are mainly used to connect equipment to a wall outlet in order to power the device. Of the types of AC connectors, power plugs are for standard size devices while industrial AC power plugs are for larger industrial applications.

Blade Connectors

Blade connectors feature a one wire connection—the blade connector is inserted into a blade receptacle and when the blade connector’s wire makes contact with the receptor’s wire a connection is made.

Plug and Socket Connectors

Plug and socket connectors consist of a male and female component which fit together snugly. A plug, the male component, is comprised of many pins and prongs, which when inserted into the female socket, securely latch on to corresponding contacts. These plugs often fit three phase or single phase applications and have specific wiring colour standards to identify the different lines like live wire, neutral wire etc.

Insulation-Piercing Connectors

Insulation piercing connectors are useful because they don’t require uncovered wires. Instead, a fully covered wire is inserted into the connector, and a small device inside the opening removes the wire’s covering as the wire slides into place. Then, the uncovered tip of the wire makes contact with the receptor, and electricity can be transmitted.

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