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Matt's Tech Pages: Common Wire-To-Board, Wire-To-Wire Connectors, And Crimp Tools

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:58 am
by mediatechnology
Common Wire-To-Board, Wire-To-Wire Connectors, And Crimp Tools
As someone who builds a lot of electrical things, one of the perhaps most unexciting yet fundamental subject areas is connectors. The range of connectors available and in-use today is trully astonishing. Big sellers like Digi-key/Farnell/Mouser literally have tens of thousands of product lines in their connectors category!

With so many different types of connectors available, it’s often difficult to know what to buy, especially when you’re buying for general use and/or personal stock. On this page I’ll cover some of the most common connectors in use today, and detail crimping/tooling considerations.

Every connector system ever conceived has its own official crimp tool, in most cases the cost of these is over and above what any hobbyist could and would want to pay for a crimp tool.
Matt's Non-OEM Crimp Tool Recommendations