Section II. CABLE CONNECTORS
When selecting connectors, there are three main characteristics to consider: the size of the cable, the method of coupling
or mating, and the method of cable retention The three methods of attaching the connector to the cable are: soldering,
clamping, and crimping.
Types of Cable Connectors (fig. 6-7). There are many types of connectors such as:
Terminal lugs (1).
Push or pull rubber connectors (2).
Twist type quick disconnect connectors with receptacle (3) and plug (4).
Screw type connectors with receptacle (5) and plug (6).
Advantages and Disadvantages. There are advantages and disadvantages with each type of connector.
Some are apparent, such as the ease of connecting a push or pull connector compared to a threaded screw type
connector. Some are not so apparent such as circuit noise generated by a twist type quick disconnect connector.
Figure 6-7. Types of Cable connectors