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Almost every type of electronic connector involves some type of pin, which is typically associated with a male electronic connector, as pins provide the ability to be inserted into female electronic connectors or receptacles, also known as plugs. Read More…

Pin Connectors Pin connectors are a type of electronic connector meant to connect two or more electrical circuits by using pins, which are short, straight, stiff pieces of wire, with a blunt head and a sharp point.
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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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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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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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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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Woodridge, IL  |  800-578-6695

Components Express Inc. has been in business since 1992 and is a manufacturer of electrical components. Products include connectors and housings, audio devices, cigarette lighter plugs, fans, fuses, lamps, switches, modular components, RCA jacks and plugs, camera link cables, gigabit ethernet cables, analog cables, firewire cables, and more.

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Wake Forest, NC  |  800-526-2828

BTC Electronic Components is your source for electronic components as well as electronic connectors, card edge connectors, micro miniature connectors, RF connectors and D subminiature connectors. We provide the assembly and distribution of commercial, aircraft and military connectors.

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Some common types of electrical pin connectors include multi-pin connectors, DIN connectors and stage pin connectors (also known as grounded stage pins or grounded stage connectors), which are widely used in the entertainment industry for stage lighting applications. In addition to the entertainment industry, there is a broad spectrum of applications and industries that utilize pin connectors: electrical devices such as batteries, speakers, antenna contacts and vibrators; automotives, in order to provide power to stereo systems; industrial manufacturing, in which pin connectors are able to withstand harsh environmental conditions; and telecommunications, for use in data communication equipment (DCE).

Pin connectors may be configured with the standard two pins, or they may be configured with many pins (as much as seven or eight, at times). As pins identified as being the male aspect of electronic connectors, many pin connectors are also configured as pin and socket connectors, with the socket considered the female aspect of electronic connectors. A specific type of pin that is an essential component of electronic pin connectors is referred to as a guide pin. A guide pin functions to provide alignment during the process of connecting mating connectors.

Guide pins are very critical to pin connectors, because they are able to prevent contact damage due to the miss-mating of connectors. Also, pin connectors featuring solely two pins are becoming less commonly used than those featuring multiple pins, especially in industrial applications, in which numbers such as four or five pins are commonly utilized.

In addition to the variance in the number of pins, there is also a diversity of pin shapes. Two prominent pin shapes are flat pins (the most common pin shape) and round pins (which are considerably less common). Flat pins are also at times referred to as blades, and are much easier to use when there are multiple pins, since they take up less space than round pins, which have a wider pin diameter.

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