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When an electric cord is molded to two connectors, it is known as an electrical cord set or power cord. Read More…

Electrical Connectors Electrical connectors are at the ends of power cords and in wall sockets and are used to transmit electric power, usually AC, between a power source and a device that operates on electric power; a connection that may be temporary, in the case of various portable appliances, or serve as a permanent electrical link between two wires or machines, like with a television cable.
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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.

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Cleveland, OH  |  888-327-6714

Serving the aluminum extrusions world from Cleveland, Ohio, Talan Products specializes in a range of aluminum extrusion products and services. Talan Products is a quality conscious ISO 9001 certified vendor utilizing the latest in precision manufacturing technology.

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Sunrise, FL  |  954-746-4669

Since 1990 Brandex Components has been a leading manufacturer of electrical connectors for military and commercial markets. We pride ourselves on having only highest quality electrical connectors and having a wide selection of products. Even if a product doesn’t fit your exact needs, Brandex Components can have custom solutions. Contact us today!

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Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

With more than 30 years of experience, American Industrial Company can manufacture the high quality electronic connectors you need! As an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer, you can count on our commitment to quality.

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Livermore, CA  |  800-669-8090

Quail Electronics is a leading supplier of electrical components such as power cords and appliance electronic connectors. If you don't find what you need in our stock items, we can customize a product to meet needs.

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Joliet, IL  |  800-683-7228

United Universal Industries doesn't simply stock power cords, we offer exceptional customization from a large inventory of wire, cable, terminals, electronic connectors and other required components to exceed expectations of OEM's and other customers.

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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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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. Often times, electronic 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, water, etc.), 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.

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 for manufacturers to make them easy to distinguish and assemble, along with inexpensive for consumers.

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; blade connectors, which uses a flat conductive blade coupled with, appropriately, a blade-shaped receptacle, both of which are connected to a wire; and terminal blocks, which serves as an easy approach towards connecting single electrical wires to one another within an item of equipment.

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