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Edge Lock

Introducing Molex’s Edge Lock series

In a previous Blog I introduced Molex’s Edge Lock series (Click Here).  The Edge series has been enhanced with the introduction of the Edge Lock Connector designed for low power applications but with the added feature of a positive locking system. Available in 2-8 Circuits, with current up to 3.0A and wire gauges of 22-24 AWG it […]

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A Blog on Industrial Ethernet Connectors

Ethernet is becoming one of the mist widely adopted methods of data transfer in interconnection.  It’s high bandwidth and long-established standards it makes for easy adoption into modern connected devices. With the drive towards every device being internet ready adding smart elements to products is becoming a must.  The modern connected home relies on Ethernet […]

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Molex Introduces New D-Sub Earthing Connectors

This week I bring you a quirky new product from Molex the D-Sub Earthing Connector.   Yes, that’s right a earthing point specifically designed around the traditional D-Type Connector.  What’s more it’s waterproof! According to Molex The Earthing Connector protects equipment from stray voltages through a secure and low-impedance connection to earth. The IP66 and IP67 […]

SFP Transceiver

A Quick Guide to SFP’s

For many people the world of mall form-factor pluggable transceiver’s, or SFP’s as they are more commonly known, can be baffling.  This simple guide will take you through the different types to help explain their differences and all you need to know. An SFP interface is widely used in computer networks and provides the devices […]

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A Blog On Expanded Beam Fibre Optics

Many of you may be familiar with traditional networking fibre optics but you may not be so familiar with Expanded Beam Technology. This week I want to introduce you to a powerful system originally designed for use in harsh environments but can easily be adopted for traditional networking and OEM Product design where copper based […]

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New M12 Push-Pull Connector Standard

Molex, Phoenix Contact, Murrelektronik, and Binder are driving the standardization of a non-proprietary push-pull connection system. M12 Connectors are traditionally screw connectors however the new standard paves the way for push-pull interlocks.  This is going to open up the M12 connector to many new markets such as products designed for harsh ambient environments. The interlock […]

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A Blog on the history of electrical wire.

This week is the 170’th birthday of Thomas Edison inventor and all-round scientific superstar. But where would he be without the humble electrical wire? Often overlooked but without the vital important role that insulated electrical wire played in the development of electrical devices the modern electrical / electronic revolution would have never been able to […]