Why use connectors and their basic meaning

Jun 02, 2019

Connectors are components that our electronic engineering technicians often come into contact with. Its role is very simple: blocking or isolating communication between circuits in a bridge circuit allows current to flow, allowing the circuit to perform its intended function. Connectors are an integral part of electronic devices. You will always find one or more connectors along the path through which the current flows.

The form and structure of the connector is constantly changing. There are various types of connectors depending on the application object, frequency, power and application environment. For example, the connector for lighting on the court and the connector for the hard drive and the connector for igniting the rocket are completely different. But regardless of the connector, it is necessary to ensure a smooth continuous current.

In general, the connection of the connector is not limited to current. In today's rapid development of optoelectronic technology, in optical fiber systems, the carrier for transmitting signals is very light, while glass and plastic replace the wires in ordinary circuits, but optical signal connectors are also used for vias, and their functions and circuit connectors. the same.

Imagine what happens if there is no connector? At this point, the circuit should be permanently connected together by a continuous conductor. For example, if you are connecting an electronic device to a power source, both ends of the cable must be connected to the electronics and power source.

Fixed fixing method (eg welding). In this way, production and use bring a lot of inconvenience. Take the car battery as an example. Assuming that the battery cable is fixedly soldered to the battery, the car manufacturer increases the amount of battery installation work, increasing production time and cost. When the battery is damaged and needs to be replaced, the car must be sent to the service station, the old battery removed by desoldering, and the new battery soldered. This requires more labor.

Use the connector to get rid of a lot of trouble, buy a new battery from the store, disconnect the connector, remove the old battery, install a new battery, and reconnect the connector. This simple example illustrates the benefits of a connector. It makes design and production processes easier and more flexible, reducing production and maintenance costs.