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What to Look for in CAN Bus Cables and Connectors

Posted by S. Green on Sep 24, 2021 10:18:46 AM

CAN, which stands for Controller Area Network, has been in use for more than 30 years and is increasingly found in passenger vehicles, class 7 and 8 trucks, construction equipment, and off-highway vehicles. Even so, the technology may still be unfamiliar to many automotive upfitters and installers.

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Topics: Terminals & Connectors, CAN Bus

Splice Connectors 101

Posted by R. Iversrud on Apr 8, 2021 11:23:26 AM

 

Splice connectors—also commonly known as butt connectors, butt splices, or crimp connectors—have been in use for decades and remain an important component in 12-volt electrical systems. Here are some basics to help you select and use them.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Basics, Terminals & Connectors

Important Things to Know about Terminal Blocks

Posted by S. Green on Mar 25, 2021 2:43:33 PM


Terminal blocks or terminal connectors are a simple, useful, cost-effective, and often crucial component in transportation applications. Connecting different circuits can be a time-consuming task, often made easier with terminal blocks. There are several important things to keep in mind to know if these unique connectivity solutions are the right choice for your wiring design.

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Topics: Terminals & Connectors

The Dos and Don'ts of Choosing Wire Terminals and Connectors

Posted by G. Christianson on Dec 17, 2015 3:00:05 AM

It's one thing to have the wires you need to get your automotive electrical project up and running, but those wires need somewhere to terminate, or you might as well leave them on the spool. Here are some dos and don'ts for ensuring every wire has the connection it needs.

 

 

 

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Terminals & Connectors, Wire & Cable

Electrical Terminal Blocks: Convenient, Space Saving Solution for Connecting Several Wires

Posted by G. Christianson on May 30, 2014 5:52:13 AM

Electrical terminal blocks provide a convenient way to connect individual electrical wires. Also known as terminal boards or terminal strips, terminal blocks are available in several electrical terminal configurations. The following terminal blocks offer different advantages depending upon your needs.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, New Technologies, Terminals & Connectors

How to Protect Electrical Connections from Corrosion, Pull-out and High Repair Costs

Posted by G. Christianson on May 27, 2014 6:17:47 AM

Reducing recurring electrical problems and repair costs is always on the minds of fleet owners. Electrical connectors must operate in adverse conditions like extreme heat, extreme cold, vibration, strain, snow, rain, moisture and chemicals. These conditions cause electrical connector corrosion and wires to pull-out, resulting in equipment downtime and high repair costs.

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Topics: How To, Terminals & Connectors

How To Extend the Life of Your Anderson Connectors

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 21, 2014 12:05:26 PM

Anderson Power Products (APP) suggests a series of procedures for maintaining and extending the performance life of Anderson Connectors. Following these installation tips, preventative maintenance and corrective procedures can result in lower connector operating costs, greater efficiency and productivity.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Terminals & Connectors

How To Choose the Best Electrical Connector for your Application

Posted by G. Christianson on Apr 10, 2013 10:11:03 AM

There are thousands of electrical terminal and connector options for automotive and heavy equipment applications. Making a sound electrical connection is one of the most important parts of ensuring your electrical system runs smoothly and your equipment stays out of the shop. Labor time and money are saved by making good electrical terminal and connector decisions. Here are the main factors to keep in mind when selecting the best electrical terminal or connector for your project.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Terminals & Connectors


 

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