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Trailer Wiring and Connector Basics

Posted by R. Iversrud on Jun 27, 2022 9:42:52 AM

Pull-behind trailers come in a variety of sizes, weight classes and features. Whether you’re using a lightweight trailer to haul a few personal items, or pulling a livestock trailer, a boat trailer, or camper, it’s important that the trailer has been wired correctly.

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Topics: Terminals & Connectors

Connector Trends in Automotive Wire Harnesses

Posted by S. Green on May 17, 2022 8:02:23 AM

Challenges in the automotive wire harness industry – including extended wait times for established, well-known components – are pushing the market towards new products and alternatives. Other challenges include weight and space constraints, environmental regulations, and system requirements that are growing more complex.

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Topics: Terminals & Connectors, Wire & Cable

How To Choose the Right Electrical Connectors

Posted by R. Iversrud on Jan 21, 2022 7:58:40 AM

 

Choosing the right electrical connector for your application is important for the design of your vehicle or mobile equipment. The appropriate wire connectors can provide a reliable means to modularize, reduce space usage, or improve manufacturability and field maintenance. In this article we’ll cover key criteria to consider when selecting electrical interconnect components.

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

Seven Ways to Extend the Life of Automotive Wiring and Connections

Posted by R. Iversrud on Dec 14, 2021 7:40:37 AM

Automotive wiring has a tough job to do. It must operate in adverse conditions such as extreme heat  and cold, vibration, moisture, and chemicals. Chemical corrosion has increased over the years due to the use of magnesium chloride and calcium chloride as anti-icing agents instead of salt. Taken together, all these factors can cause connectors to corrode and wires to pull out, resulting in equipment downtime and repair costs.

Here are few tips to extend the life of your automotive wires and connections and keep them functioning in top form.

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Topics: How To, New Products, Terminals & Connectors, Wire & Cable

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 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


 

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