making the right connection

As a designer or engineer of electronics, there will come a time to find out whether the connectors are the weak point in the design or whether you have chosen the correct contact mechanism to ensure the best connection.

Identifying whether an interconnect is an One-Time Use, a High Cycle Life, or a Permanent connector will partially dictate what type of contact mechanism would be ideal for a project, but there are many more factors to consider when picking the right mechanism for you and your application.

With this table, we’ve done some of that research for you. You’ll be able to compare and contrast a variety of contact mechanisms, how much the may cost, reliability with numerous matings and un-matings, and so forth.