A blade plug is a type of single-wire connector that uses a flat, conductive blade plug to plug it into a socket. The wire connector connects the wire to the device by connecting two sections of wire and making it possible to cut the wires. The wires are connected to the blade connector by crimping or soldering.
Other electrical connectors are wire terminals, quick splices and connectors. At Del City, we have a variety of wire connectors for a range of electrical systems, from cable terminals to quick splice and connectors. For engine compartments, customer-specific wiring harnesses and industrial plants, we also carry cable connectors and terminals that are required for establishing your connection.
Electrical connectors are crucial for the functionality of vehicles, industrial installations and electrical and electronic equipment. There are thousands of connector configurations produced for power, data and audiovisual applications. It is important that connectors are properly executed to prevent electrical short circuits, arcs or damage to your equipment that could cause a failure.
Electrical connectors are responsible for connecting different circuits, systems and applications to objects such as heat shrink hose and wires, which allows electricity to flow through your circuit and protects your wires against environmental damage. Knowing which connectors to use for your application ensures that you are making reliable electrical connections. For electrical circuits in the automotive industry, it is important to have the right multi-pole connectors for this task.
There are many types of electrical connectors, many of which can be identified by their shape, size, contact configuration, pin assignment, insulation, contacts and more. Gripped connectors are a type of solderless joint that uses mechanical friction and uniform deformation to attach the connector to a pre-stripped wire strand. Crimping requires special crimping tools but are quick and easy to install and a common alternative to soldered joints and insulation displacement connectors.
If you use a three-core splice connector, you must strip the wire from the end and plug it into the connector. An excellent connection is achieved by pushing the wire with the nut through the plug. If you use a T-Tap wire connector, you can plug the wire in and lock it with a cover.
Wire connectors use high-quality plastic that is thick enough for walls and provides a durable connection. There are also non-insulated wire connectors, i.e. Terminal types, which are used for wiring wires that cannot be short-circuited in the event of contact. They are more expensive, but you get away with less compared to their isolated terminals.
When used properly, insulated wire connectors are safer than non-insulated wire connectors. The insulated wire connector has a tube that covers the barrel opening, which makes it safer when it touches other wires. Deutsch terminals are designed for electrical systems in off-road construction machinery, road vehicles and other heavy-duty applications, where they reliably create sealed wire and cable connections between the engine, chassis, bonnet and cab.
Connectors and terminals can be connected by soldering, crimping or twisting, depending on the version. Isolation Displacement Connectors (IDCs) connect insulated wires by forcing contact with the insulation to establish a connection. IDCs are useful in many applications and do not require crimping or soldering.
There is a wide online selection of professional electric crimp connectors, wire connectors, butt connectors and connectors manufactured in the USA. It is helpful when working with multi-pin connectors to have a pin assignment diagram to see which wires and circuit nodes are connected to which pins. Connector types that combine all pin and socket connector types in a single unit are called hermaphroditic connectors.