Connectors are components used for making a relatively quick interchangeable electrical connection between two devices. Different types of connectors are available power, control or data connections.
The most common type of connector for low voltage electrical industrial power and control applications are the rectangular connector and the circular connector. Due to the variety of usage within the different industries, these connectors are designed to be configurable with different sizes of housings, inserts and contacts.
Some popular rectangular connector configurations are available as kits to simplify selection and ordering.
For some rectangular connectors such as the MC style or the MH style - modules for different applications within one connector – including data, different voltages and currents, pneumatic or fiber optic – is possible.
Circular connectors are widely used for motor connections due to its compact form factor. Here again, flexible configurations are available.
Specific use connectors for popular industry standards are common too. A good example are data connectors. These are designed to work with specific BUS standards, actuator sensor sizes (M8, M12) or Ethernet covering both copper cables and optical cables.
Some even more specialized connectors are examples such as Solar connectors – which are only used for the Solar (Photovoltaic) industry or eMobility connectors which are used just only for charging electric cars (eVehicles)
To enable the connectors to be used correctly and easily, connector tools, spare parts and accessories are provided as complementary products.