The heart of a connector is its contacts. They make up the actual connection between two conductors. For this purpose, two contact types are necessary - plugs and sockets The plug (male) implements the electrical connection along its outer surface. It is inserted into the socket, which conducts the electrical connection along the surface of its interior side. Weidmüller offers crimp contacts made with different surfaces: gold or silver.
Fibre optic cables guarantee transmission that is non-interacting and disturbance-free. The new fibre optic contacts can now also be used in heavy-duty connectors. Their shape corresponds to that of our proven HD contacts, for connecting conventional copper wires. Accordingly, they can be assembled in existing connectors of the HD series, as well as being suitable for use with the ConCept modular system. It is even possible to connect fibre-optic wires and copper wires in a single connector.