Circular connector contacts refer to the specialised electrical components of a circular contact that enables easy transmission of electrical signals across a connection. These contacts generally remain attached to the different wire strands of a cable with the help of a crimping tool. Each contact then goes through the circular connector housing unit and the insert respectively, before the connector backshell is ultimately sealed off.
Types of circular connector contacts
Circular connector contacts are usually available in two types - male and female versions. However, the versions are determined by the particular connector standard. Other than these, circular connector contacts can also be categorised depending on the contact materials they are available in, which are brass, steel, and gold-plated. In this case, the contact material of the circular connector contacts will be ideally determined by the connector standard as well as the necessity of the specific application; whether low contact resistance is needed or not, for instance.
Importance of circular connector contacts
Circular connector contacts are chiefly used in applications that require external interfacing. As such, they have extensive uses in the transmission of electrical signals, data transfer, powering electrical devices, and so on. They also have specific applications in the transmission of mixed signals, carrying both power and signals. Besides their wide scope of application in modern industries, circular connector contacts also offer significant advantages when it comes to durability and reliability. Being made from robust contact materials, they prevent environmental contamination, corrosion, etc.