Terminal (electronics)

Terminal (electronics)

A terminal is a conductive device for joining electrical circuits together. The connection may be temporary, as for portable equipment, or may require a tool for assembly and removal, or may be a permanent electrical joint between two wires or devices.

Terminals form a single circuit, unlike electrical connectors, which form 2 or more circuits.

Types of terminals

* Splices
* Solder Lugs
* Tongue Crimp terminals (ring terminals)
* Turrets
* Test probes (pogo terminals)
* Clips
* Screw terminals
* Tab terminals (quick-connect, quick-disconnect)
* Tip terminals (banana)

External links

* [http://www.alliedelec.com/Catalog/Indices/Products.asp?N=4294966088&sid=46CF71007526617F Allied] 's list of classes of components
* [http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=0 Newark] 's list of classes of components
* [http://www.partnumber.com PartNumber.com] , a utility to assign part numbers to electronic components.
* [http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?KeywordSearch Digikey] 's list of all classes of components

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