Electrical circuits comprise of many components, including cables and wires. In order to form a continuous path of electrical current flow, you need to use electrical connectors and crimps. These are electrical components comprising of plugs (male-ends) and jacks (female-ends) that connect to each other to create a permanent or temporary connection.
Connectors help to reduce the effort, time, and manpower needed for designing and installing electrical devices. Connectors are designed with two main parts: housing and terminal. The housing part is used to host the terminals and ensure that connections are stable and the contacts do not short-circuit. In most of the cases, the housing is made from molded plastic. But there are instances where materials such as ceramics are used.
The terminal comprises of pins in a connector that provide electrical conduction. They are made of metal though some variations designed with other materials such as silicon and carbon have also hit the market. Some common types of connectors include the 3-way connectors, Crimp Connectors
, 4-way push-wire connectors, and compression lug