Here is a list of frequently asked questions for Circular Connectors
We often receive requests for Circular connectors, but the terminology can be confusing to those who are searching for these or their mates. I will be going through this category to help clarify some of the terminology.
Some of these I don’t have personal experience using, so if one doesn’t know what they look like, click the little image icon in the upper right corner of the filter. However, I do know what causes a bit of confusion: the connector types that have “Rec…
Connectors vs Connector Housing-
One very common question that we get here at Digi-Key is “What is the difference between a connector and a connector housing?” In our system, a housing is a connector that does not come with contacts.
Below I have two similar part numbers
Circular connector housing AIPT06SE10-6S-SR-LC-ND
As you can see they have all the same features, however the connector comes complete with contacts and the housing would require you too order contacts separately. In …
How to Cross-Reference-
The best way to cross-reference two circular connectors is to have your original part number. For example TE part number
HD10-9-96P . If you scroll down the page to product attributes you can select attributes that you absolutely need by clicking the box on the right-hand side. If you need an exact match you can always select all at the top of the column. I have highlighted the sections below for easy identification:
If you don’t have the part number, circular connectors usually have …
Circular Connectors Part Number Breakdowns-
Every manufacture and series have different part number break downs. Most manufacturers will have it on the datasheet or a separate document containing just the part number break down.
CUI part number
MD-60 has the part number breakdown on the datasheet: https://www.cuidevices.com/product/resource/md.pdf
We have datasheets for most of our products. They are listed under the Documents & Media section on our website.
While Lemo has a quick reference guide on their website…
Circular connector documentation can be tricky. Especially if you are looking for a certain piece of information and it’s not there. We’ve added a nice feature to our site recently that puts the datasheet at the top of the page. No more searching! Here is what our update looks like on part number
As you can see the datasheet is available to open right as you click into the page. If you click on the more documentation it will redirect you to the Documents & Media section wher…