A measure of the center of a conductor's location with respect to the circular cross-section of the insulation surrounding it, expressed as a percentage of center displacement of one circle within the other.
A material which at room temperature, stretches under low stress to at least twice its length and snaps back to original length upon release of stress. Example: rubber.
The electrode position of an adherent metal coating on a conductive object for protection, decoration, or other purposes.
- Engaging and Separating Force:
The amount of force needed to engage and/or separate contact elements in mating connectors. See "Contact Pressure."
- Environmentally Sealed:
A connector provided with gaskets, seals, potting, or other devices to keep out moisture, dirt, air, or dust which might lower its performance.
- Epoxy Resin:
Plastic materials that become hard, infusible solids upon the addition of a hardening agent. Epoxy resins have excellent adhesive action, high chemical, solvent, and thermal resistance, and low shrinkage on curing.
- Extraction Tool:
A small, hand-held tool used to extract contacts from a connector.