An introduction to circular connectors & cables

True to their name, circular connectors are cylindrical-shaped interconnects featuring a variety of contact position options for transferring electrical power, signals, and data.

They have been in use for many years and have proven to be reliable components that can function in harsh environments. Due to their rugged nature, circular connectors and cables find frequent usage in industrial and factory automation applications where exposure to vibration, temperature extremes, and contaminants is the norm.

When it comes to device selection, there are a variety of designations, codes, and connector types that an engineer must consider depending on their design requirements. This CUI Insights blog post, “The Basics of Circular Connectors and Cables” provides an in-depth primer on circular connectors, including their various designations and codes, selection criteria, applications, and more.

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