An electrical connector is an electromechanical device used to join electrical conductors and create an electrical circuit. Most electrical connectors have a gender – i.e. the male component, called a plug, connects to the female component, or socket. The connection may be removable (as for portable equipment), require a tool for assembly and removal, or serve as a permanent electrical joint between two points. An adapter can be used to join dissimilar connectors.
Thousands of configurations of connectors are manufactured for power, data, and audiovisual applications. Electrical connectors can be divided into four basic categories, differentiated by their function:
inline or cable connectors permanently attached to a cable, so it can be plugged into another terminal (either a stationary instrument or another cable)
Chassis or panel connectors permanently attached to a piece of equipment so users can connect a cable to a stationary device
PCB mount connectors soldered to a printed circuit board, providing a point for cable or wire attachment.: 56  (e.g. pin headers, screw terminals, board-to-board connectors)
Splice or butt connectors (primarily insulation displacement connectors) that permanently join two lengths of wire or cableIn computing, electrical connectors are considered a physical interface and constitute part of the physical layer in the OSI model of networking.

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    Can I use push fit type tap connectors on toilet fill valve

    Hello, I have a troublesome fixed 15mm copper pipe with isolation valve going to my toilet fill valve. It's too tight for a Flexi hose. Can I use a push fit tap connector instead which will give me more flexibility in fitting?
  2. M

    Tap connectors any recommendations??

    Hi folks Really daft question here but what tap connectors are you all using? I’ve picked up a couple of end feed with fibre washers today and the washers didn’t fit. Just would not fit over the little spigot that sits just inside the tap. I ended up using different washers which were baggy...
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    Basin Waste and Piping and Not Aligned - Causing Weeping of Connectors

    In my last posting, I requested assistance in exchanging a waste that had been fitted using silicone, without actually removing the basin. Mission accomplished. However, I now have a further issue for which I would welcome any suggestions or advice. I decided to replace the McAlpine Pedestal...
  4. D

    Copper push fit connectors

    Hi Can anyone advise how the copper push fit connectors work? Is it a matter of just pushing in the pipe until it goes in as far as it can and are these connectors suitable for water and gas? Also I see that there is a special tool to release the connector if you get it wrong or not quite...
  5. D

    How to fix body jet pipework

    Hi everyone, I managed to snap a tee and an elbow whilst cleaning the pipework connecting the body jets to the valve on a second hand shower tower. These connect to push fit fittings at both the valve and spray jet ends. Can anybody advise on the best way to repair these fittings or where I may...
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    Problem concerning WC pan connectors

    I have bought a new close-coupled WC that will be installed by a plumber. The plumber and I are currently in discussion about how it should be connected to the drain hole in the concrete floor. The situation is as follows. The technical drawing of the manufacturer (Armitage Shanks) indicates...
  7. A

    What is the minimum distance between Speedfit connectors?

    I need to fit a valve into my sink feed and space is tight. Just enough to get a tool in to release them later. Thanks.
  8. D

    Brass connectors with "serrated" threads (why?)

    Hi, I've been buying parts for a water purification system and notice that some of the brass fittings with external threads (they are size G25 = 1") have regular serrations on them. Here are a couple of pictures... Other fittings I see available do not have these features.... I've searched...
  9. D

    What are there two connectors

    In the process of fitting new taps to kitchen sink, hot water was straight forward and working, then looked at the cold supply and found these two connectors, the lower one has the 15mm pipe with usual nut but just above it is another nut !!! does anyone know what it is and whats it for. Thanks...
  10. T

    No room for flexi Bath tap connectors

    Could someone please help me out I've recently split with my ex who taught me afew diy bits. But I'm stuck. I've drilled the holes for the bath taps. Was told I should use full bore isolators. but there isnt not enough room left to connect a 300mm flexi tap connector without them being to bent...
  11. siricosm

    Where to get connectors for plate exchanger

    Anyone know where to get connectors to fit a plate exchanger? It looks to be 3/4 BSPP. Not even sure what the couplers are called, but I imagine something like those that are on water meters (or pumps), with flat rubber gaskets so that the exchanger can be easily removed.
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    Advice Please - 40mm Solvent Weld in Black inc Tank connectors?

    Hi All I currently have a Koi set up and it's all done with Toolstation push fit connectors (these are an odd size and different to polypipe ones, the ends have a 'clip' that holds the rubber seal in). I have emptied the system due to leaks popping up all over the place, i have elbows, Tee's...
  13. centralheatking

    Rubber Cored Braided Flexible Connectors

    The NHS has already de listed rubber cored flexible connectors I learn this morning that a local Metropolitan Borough Council in my area has followed suit. The issue is the rubber core becomes porous and is a breeding ground for nasty bugs esp. legionella their propensity to split and...
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    Gas Meter attached to two pliable connectors - is it legal?

    A domestic Gas Standard pre-payment Meter was exchanged for a Gas Smart Meter (SM) and then connected back to the pre-existing pliable/semi-rigid/anaconda connectors. I believe this is illegal and breaks laws and regulations when this was done on 30 March 2017. But my Utility company who had the...
  15. M

    Most reliable underfloor waste connectors?

    I am in the process of building a shower in a loft room. The Shower Waste water pipes have to pass beneath the shower tray and will be totally inaccessible once the shower is complete. Which connectors are likely to be the most reliable long term, compression or push fit? I have had solvent...
  16. Rob Foster

    Here us why cheap pan connectors eventually leak

    We put a temporary cheapo pan connector on to test some drains. Today we removed the pan to put in the new floor. Look at the water left in the void space no wonder the rubbers rot away and leak ...multikwick all day long. Centralheatking
  17. GameForkStudio

    Connectors for potable water

    Hi all, A novice question. I am trying to replace the kitchen tap. The current tap is soldered to copper pipes under the sink. I will need to cut those but I don't want to do any soldering (don't have the tools/knowledg) so I was looking at other types of connectors. I found the following push...
  18. K

    Z Connectors leaks like mad (Mira Shower Valve)

    Hi, I have 1/2 BSP brass wall plate connector secured to brick wall 150mm apart to which I am connecting Z connectors supplied with my Mira Shower valve. I have done a trial run connecting the Z connectors and shower valve. The shower seals nicely on the 3/4 inch part of the Z connectors (no...
  19. D

    Bathroom Radiator Connectors

    Hi all, my first official post so please bear with me ;) I'm trying to connect new radiator in my bathroom. I want to use flexible hoses but am unsure of the connector types and sizes. Would like to order both hoses from Ebay but don't want to assume somenthing and later end up with hoses that...
  20. A

    Pipe Fitting connectors!

    Hi all, New to the forum, I like my DIY projects etc and so this leads me to my query. I have a small 5 litre water heater in an out house, this backs onto another room which i wish to plumb a hot supply to as there is a cold only sink in there. The connections on the water heater are threaded...
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