Coaxial Power Connector

A coaxial power connector is a miniature power connector used for attaching extra-low voltage devices such as consumer electronics to external electricity. Also known as barrel connectors, concentric barrel connectors or tip connectors, these small cylindrical connectors come in an enormous variety of sizes.

The primary use of these plugs is as a DC connector (or sometimes AC) on the cable that comes from an external power supply. The matching jack or socket is then mounted in the equipment to be powered. Some of these jacks contain a normally closed switch; the switch can disconnect internal batteries whenever the external power supply is connected, to avoid the risk of battery leakage or explosion posed by incorrect recharging of the batteries.

Read more about Coaxial Power ConnectorConnector Construction and Terminology, Connector Sizes, Common Sizes and Interchangeability, Locking and Retention Features, Standards, Guidelines For Power Connector Selection, Comprehensive Listing of DC Coaxial Connectors, RadioShack Adaptaplug Conversion Matrix

Famous quotes containing the word power:

    Great statesmen seem to direct and rule by a sort of power to put themselves in the place of the nation over which they are set, and may thus be said to possess the souls of poets at the same time they display the coarser sense and the more vulgar sagacity of practical men of business.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)