Rapid connectors are used to connect two forms of metal or other materials together. They can also be used to connect components that will be mounted on a component, such as a video card, motherboard, or other system board. Generally, the manufacturing process includes the following steps:
The most common connector material is metal, since it is easy to work with and produces a smooth result. The materials that can be used to connect metal components are called metal fasteners. Common metals that can be used include:
Containers for the connectors are sometimes known as receptacles. Since they cannot be reused, receptacles are usually recycled. The most common kind of receptacle is a plastic sleeve. This is also used in this article as a common term for the hardware or component part itself.
Pulse connectors generally have a forward end that fits into a receptacle sleeve. The sleeves are most often circular and thin, which makes them ideal for application in the enclosure. A return plug or similar is sometimes included, which helps transfer power from the sleeve to the receptacle.
Disconnects, the term used for sockets, connect two pieces of metal together. A standard socket consists of an inside round part and an outside round part. As one piece of metal connects to the other, the metal is pulled toward the center of the other, and this creates a connection that can hold many different things.
Springs connectors are used for mounting elements. These elements, including components and hardware, are mounted on the spring and are covered by a housing that contains the electronics, tubing, and wires. The wire bundles can either run through the holes in the housing or be pushed through via expansion screws. This is similar to how an extension cable is mounted. The wire bundles are then secured onto the housing and the connector is tightened.
In some applications, connectors are made from smaller parts that are usually used in combination. These are called assemblies. Assembly connectors are also known as assembly pin connectors.
Assembly pins are connected together with a screw or similar object. They can be connected to electrical cables, tubing, and other parts for cable assembly.
Some connectors that are used for cable assemblies are known as assembly pins. These include:
Pin connectors, often referred to as plugs, consist of a pair of pieces that make a connection when pin and plug are connected. The two pieces are connected using a spring, which holds the pair in place. The spring is usually covered by a housing, making the connector special.
Pin connectors are used for applications that require fast and secure connections between two items. Often, this is done in situations where the distance between two components or pieces is less than 20 millimeters, which makes it impossible to use a standard connector.
Sometimes, the term “pin connectors” is used as a synonym for “plug connectors”. This is because all of the different types of connectors that are mentioned above are also referred to as pins.