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Terminal block connector offers designers an easy and secure way to transmit data, signals, and power to your printed circuit board designs. They’re built from an insulating frame and a clamping component. Terminal blocks serve as an effective method of connecting wires, whether it’s to ground them, secure multiple wires together, or provide communication between a device and a controller.
Although terminal connectors can be classified according to their device type and structure, there are some extra considerations that should be taken into account when selecting a terminal block for your design. These factors include:
Mounting type (DIN rail versus mounted on a PCB)
Type of connection (normally you will have either a screw-in or plug-in connection)
Orientation (45°, 90°, or 180°)
Number of positions
Nominal voltage and current (make sure that the terminal blocks meet the voltage and current that will flow throughout your PCB)
Wire gauge range
Connectors are an integral part of every electronic device, as no circuit is complete without a connector. The current global trend in the industrial connection devices domain is miniaturization. Due to space constraints, compact devices delivering the same amount of power, efficiency, and energy as their larger counterparts, are catching on.
With the popularity of this trend, the connector market has considerable growth, and the number of connector brands is also increasing. The top 10 connector manufacturers, as a group, achieved $32 billion in annual sales or 59.8% of world connector demand. The following is a brief introduction to the top 10.
1. TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity, formerly known as Tyco Electronics Corporation, is an offspring of two major companies AMP Incorporated, founded in 1941 and Raychem Corporation, established in 1957. In 2011, Tyco Electronics became TE Connectivity. TE Connectivity's product portfolio is focused on connectors and sensors that are made to withstand harsh environments. TE Connectivity's Communications Solutions segment supplies electronic components for home appliances, including products for washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, cooking appliances, water heaters, and microwaves.
Amphenol Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnects systems such as coaxial cables. The company designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. The primary end markets for the company's products are communications and information processing markets including cable television, cellular telephone, data communication, information processing systems, aerospace and military electronics, automotive, rail, and other transportation and industrial applications. Operations are located in more than 60 locations around the world.
Molex is the world's leading supplier of advanced electronic components and solutions with a history of 75 years. Molex offers over 100,000 products, across a variety of industries: aerospace & defense, automotive, alternative energies, consumer/home appliances, commercial vehicles, data/computing, industrial automation, industrial electrical, medical, scientific, smartphones and mobile devices, solid-state lighting and telecoms/networking.
4. Sun Electric Factory
Founded in 2011, Sun Electric Factory specializes in the production of terminal blocks and industrial electrical connection products. It has established a series of strong departments, like R&D center, quality control, mold workshop, hardware cutting, injection molding, product assembly, etc. The company has been granted ISO9001 and ISO14001 management system certificates. And products have been approved by CE, ROHS and REACH.
Sun Electric Factory provides excellent products and services for customers all over the world, especially in instruments, alarms, lighting, elevator controllers, communication and distribution boxes, high-voltage equipment, and other fields. Now we have sold our products to Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia and so on.
Sun Electric Factory has advanced production equipment, scientific production technology, and a number of highly qualified professional engineer team which can quickly complete a variety of product designs, development, mold manufacturing, and injection, and so on. The factory has perfect professional testing equipment and inspection procedures, insist on the management principle of “quality first”, strictly control the quality of the products. Sun Electric Factory factory has a high-efficiency and excellent service team, continuously provides best and professional services to our customers, during the whole process of “pre-sale, sale, and after-sale”.
Formerly Delphi Connection Systems, officially changed its name to APTIV on December 5, 2017, representing adaptive, knowledge and drive. Aptiv "Signal and Power Solutions (Formerly Electrical/Electronic Architecture)" provides complete vehicle electrical systems, integrating wiring and cable assemblies, electrical centers, and connection systems.
Yazaki is a Japanese company, which is a global automotive parts supplier with a focus on wire harnesses, instruments, and components such as connectors and terminals. The company's product lineup includes electrical cables, meter, and auto instruments, gas equipment, air-conditioning, and solar-powered systems. It has more than 150 branches in 35 countries, covering the fields of the electrical distribution system, electronic components, meters, and connectors.
Foxconn Technology Group is a high-tech enterprise of the Hon Hai Precision group in Taiwan. It is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer with its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Foxconn manufactures electronic products for major American, Canadian, Chinese, Finnish, and Japanese companies.
JAE is the full name of Japan avionics Industry Co., Ltd. JAE is one of the top ten connector manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1953, it specializes in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors such as high-speed LVDS, HDMI, PCI express, high density, micro coaxial, automotive, and board to board connectors.
Luxshare is founded on May 24, 2004, headquartered in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China, the company is a technology-oriented company, focusing on the R & D, production and sales of connectors, and high-frequency product development. The products are mainly used in 3C (computer, communication, consumer electronics) and automotive fields.
Hirose was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is a Japanese enterprise specializing in the manufacturing of electric connector production with a history of 70 years. Its brand is in the top position in the Japanese connector industry.