Electrical connectors, also known as connector blocks, cable connectors, and terminal blocks, are used to create safe and secure connection points. They can join two or more wires together, making them a valuable tool for electricians and saving time when rewiring. There are a variety of connectors available now from Under Control so shop the range below.
Ceramic connector blocks and WAGO clips
Connecting wires together is a task that many do not enjoy. For those concerned about doing it safely and securely, connector blocks are the perfect solution. These blocks can be used to connect two or more cables together with ease, using a clamping component to keep the wire in place and a conducting strip to organise connecting wires and direct the current. They are easy to install with prices starting at less than £1.
The mounting you’ll require will depend on the task at hand. There are four different types of mounting to choose from, which are cable to cable (in-line), cable to panel, cable to board, and board to board. With crimp, solder, and screw connections available, you’ll be able to connect two or more wires together with ease without the need to strip and splice.
Splicing wires carries certain risks. With the current running through the splice, there is a chance that the wires can overheat. This can then lead to a fire risk. Junction boxes can be used not only to protect from fires but also electrocution in the case of a short circuit. Connector blocks allow you to minimise the risks and keep your home or business safe.
Choosing the electrical connectors for your business
The right type of electrical connector will depend on your preferences. For many, WAGO is one of the best brands, offering compact in-line connectors for just over £3. They offer a simple and easy way to connect and disconnect cables with speed. One of the most popular choices is the WAGO type 222 wire spring connector.
Ceramic connector blocks offer a touch-safe design while making wiring connections to heaters secure. These are often most popular in ovens, furnaces, quartz tube heaters, infrared heaters and catering equipment. Able to withstand temperatures up to 350°C, they are perfect for high-temperature environments and are relatively compact.
Here at Under Control, we know how challenging it can be to find the right accessories and electrical parts for your business. Our dedicated technicians and team are on-hand to help you. Contact us today with your questions and we will work with you to find the right items for your needs. With free shipping on all orders and a price guarantee to make like-for-like quotes, you know that you are in safe hands.
What are electrical connectors also known as?
Electrical connectors go by many different names including connector blocks, terminal blocks, and cable connectors. They are designed to safely and securely connect two or more wires together at a time. This saves you valuable time on splicing wires.
Are connector blocks safe to use?
Connector blocks are considered to be safer than splicing wires and are designed to withstand high temperatures. However, there is still a risk when operating at too high of a current. Many experts recommend choosing a terminal block capable of dealing with 150% of the maximum expected current your electronics will produce.
Can you cut terminal blocks?
Whether you can cut your terminal block or not will depend on the block itself. The majority tend to come as a singular unit and so cannot be broken apart. However, some come in strips which can be separated. Always read the description of the product thoroughly to get the item you need.
Should connectors be placed in an electrical box?
For safety and security, it is important to contain wiring connections and the connectors themselves in approved electrical or terminal boxes. They are designed to reduce the risk of fire or electrocution.
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