Circular connectors are multi-pin electrical connectors with contacts that help electrical devices transmit electrical signals and data. Designed to withstand vigorous wear and tear, these connectors have a circular interface and housing that enables rapid connection and disconnection from power supplies, optical circuits, and signals. The best part is that, with circular connectors, this can be done without using any coupling tools. Now that we have introduced you to circular connectors, allow us to enlighten you with 5 important things that you must know about them.


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Power connectors are used to provide electrical power to small-to-medium-sized electronic appliances via a direct current from the main connection. Although several different types of DC Connectors are currently available, barrel connectors are amongst the ones most commonly used today.


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A potentiometer, otherwise known as a pot or a potmeter, is a 3-terminal resistor with rotating or gliding contact that allows the device to act as an adjustable voltage divider. A potentiometer acts as a variable resistor if only two terminals, one end, and the wiper are used. In such iterations, electric flow can be controlled though manual adjustments of the resistance. In this piece, we will provide a brief overview of the potentiometer and common types.


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Solid-state relays (SSRs) are a type of electronic device with a binary switching function. Compared to similar devices, such as the electromechanical relay, SSRs provide a longer operational lifetime and can be used in a wider range of operating conditions. With many device manufacturers implementing SSRs in their architecture, it is beneficial to understand the operating principles of these switches. In this blog, we will discuss how solid-state relays work and how they are being implemented in various devices.


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Sensors are devices that detect change in their surrounding environment and provide data in the form of an analog or a digital signal that is used for process control. They are not standalone devices and are often connected to a transmitter that can amplify their output signal. There are many different sensors and sensing technologies currently available, each equipped to provide varying data. As such, this blog will provide a brief overview of the most common, how they work, and their applications.


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A wirewound resistor is a passive electrical device which can be used to limit or restrict current flow. In resemblance to their name, wirewound resistors are typically composed of metal wires which wrap around a metal core; this combination of parts helps mitigate the flow of an electrical current to a desirable level. Classified into two types, power wirewound resistors and precision wirewound resistors, each type exists to facilitate non-inductive and inductive applications, respectively. However, in the specific case of power wirewound resistors, the wiring acts as the resistor component while the metal core serves as the non-conductive source. Together, all parts making up a resistor must be capable of providing high resistance to current while operating at high temperatures without failure.


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If you have ever flown in an aircraft with a window seat capable of viewing one of its wings, then you have definitely seen an aircraft’s flap track fairings in work. At first glance, if you are not familiar with their function, you might assume flap track fairings serve to hold air fuel or act as an accessory for the aileron or wing. In this blog, to better understand how these parts work, we will be covering the function and importance of flap track fairings.


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While conventional copper wiring and connectors have long and reliably served countless communication and electrical power applications, newer technologies have come about which supersede their capabilities. One major competitor to such technology is fiber optic cables and fiber optic connector parts, those of which facilitate the transfer of data and power through the use of light. Generally, such technology has found use in telecommunications, internet communications, and applications related to government, defense, medical, industrial, and commercial processes. While cabling ensures the relaying of data and power, the fiber optic connector itself is imperative for proper transfer and functionality. In this blog, we will discuss fiber optic connectors, ensuring that you have ample understanding of their functionality before making a purchasing decision.


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While conductors exhibit low resistance and insulators feature high resistance, semiconductor materials are those that feature electrical conductivity values between the two. Semiconductors are produced from a number of compounds, common ones being gallium arsenide. They may also be produced with pure elements as well, such as germanium and silicon. With such materials, semiconductor devices may be produced and used for applications such as electronic circuit module fabrication, solar cells, laser diodes, and much more. As semiconductor devices and associated hardware serve as cornerstones of modern electronic manufacturing, having a general understanding of their functionality and types can be very beneficial.


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Motor drives, often simply referred to as drives, are equipment that may be paired with machinery in order to manage speed. Within the realm of industrial manufacturing, for example, assembly lines and industrial processes will typically vary in their speeds based on the product that is being worked on, and fans, pumps, and other parts will adjust their operations to facilitate a need. Motor drives fulfill this role of speed management for a variety of applications and machinery, coming in mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic, and electric types.


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