Industrial connectors are components of electromechanical products used to make connections as well as wires, cables and control panels (warehouses). As a very important electronic component, it is widely used. In order to help you understand, this article will summarize the design points of industrial connectors.
- Understand the functional requirements of the connector
Suppliers need customers to fully express their needs, otherwise suppliers may misunderstand customers’ needs. This is especially important when you need to create custom connectors.
- Consider mechanical stress
Temperature, shock and vibration create stress between the interface and the circuit. Choose a connector that avoids these effects. Use interconnection systems to minimize stress build-up between the mounting structure and connection points.
- Understand the current load capacity
As the size of Chinese connectors decreases, the capacity of the connector’s current passing through the load system also decreases. As far as the average enterprise is concerned, microcomputer connector technology can handle currents between 200mA and 500mA, which is almost half of the rated operating current of larger board-to-board connector systems. To compensate for problems caused by low current carrying capability, designers may need to increase the number of terminals.
- Consider the connector early in the design
“Engineers are often too focused on the design of the overall system, putting it at the design stage before considering industrial connectors. Then, they get stuck in their own designs.” Designers have to choose non-standard connectors to complete the teaching Design, which not only increases the cost of the enterprise, but also delays the delivery time.
- Understand the limitations of space
Although miniature board-to-board connectors are typically less than 1mm thick, they are also commonly used in tightly packed applications. In order to solve these potential packaging technology problems by themselves, designers need to consider the wiring on the PCB board and the additional wires connected to the connector.
- Consider the stability of small/micro connections
This can drive up costs if the issue is not taken to heart first. For damaged industrial connectors, companies need to re-optimize configuration, refurbishment and labeling. It might even require a more expensive field-replaceable connector, a change that could add another week or two to the design time.
- Consider interchangeability
If the product is physically closed, an externally replaceable connector is required. Otherwise, you’ll need to do some soldering technical work.
Miniature connectors require designers to consider various factors in advance, such as packaging, durability, current load capacity and replaceability.
Industrial connectors can be mainly used to realize the transmission and control capabilities of electrical signals and to develop electrical connections between electronic and electrical equipment management. It can connect and disconnect the circuit through the connection and separation between the connector plug and the socket. Connectors need to reliably conduct circuits, transmit data information and achieve a specific function under various social, environmental and economic conditions. Its reliability directly affects the reliability of engineering systems such as equipment and products. Under some harsh working conditions, such as the environment of industrial manufacturing enterprises, outdoor environment and relatively harsh environments in other countries, we need to use the network environment to carry out aviation plugs with better performance to undertake high-reliability connections of power, signals and data .