Technical Articles

bisco industries has published these technical articles:

(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Wiring is a necessary evil of electronic devices. Think about that space behind (or under) your desk. If you're anything like me there's a tangled mess of wires waiting for you the next time you... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Banana plugs are one conductor (aka: single wire) electrical connectors that are traditionally used to connect wires to equipment with DC and low frequency signals. Banana plugs are male connectors... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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Initially invented by the General Radio Corporation of Cambridge, MA, binding posts are commonly used in test fixtures for wire termination.... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Despite their humorous name, butt splices are essential and widely utilized electrical connectors. In their most basic form butt splices are tubular metal connectors used to connect (splice) or... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Disconnect switches (also known as isolator switches, safety switches, and load break switches) are used to isolate electrical circuits by interrupting the flow of electrical current.... (View Full Article)
(Light Sources)
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Light pipes, often called LED light pipes because of their use with LEDs, are physical structures (either a transparent plastic rod or an optical fiber) that are used for transmitting light... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Patch panels are metal plates with an array of cut-outs designed to accept connection jacks. In most cases patch panels are fabricated to accept a single type of connection jack such as Cat6 ethernet... (View Full Article)
(Connectors)
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Plastic leaded chip carriers (PLCC) sockets are a type of chip carrier used to form connections between integrated circuits (ICs) and printed circuit boards (PCBs).... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
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Spacers are unthreaded cylindrical fasteners fabricated from a variety of materials including brass, stainless steel, and nylon. Similar to standoffs, spacers differ in that they are unthreaded.... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
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Standoffs are fasteners used to create space between printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies and are the standard fastener for mounting PCBs to prevent electrical shorts. Standoffs are similar to... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Strain reliefs or strain relief bushings, like their moniker suggests, offer support and relieve strain to areas of cables that are prone to cracking or breaking due to frequent movement.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Contact and Electrode Materials)
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Terminal blocks function as convenient connection points for electrical wires while avoiding the need for wires to be spliced together. At the most basic level a terminal block is a strip of molded... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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A test point is a small metal terminal used as a connection point to test circuitry on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Typical PCB test points are wire formed loops surrounded by colored insulators.... (View Full Article)
(Fastening and Joining)
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A threaded insert is a threaded metal cylinder that is inserted into an existing hole to provide a threaded pathway for a fastener such as a screw or bolt... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Strain reliefs or strain relief bushings, like their moniker suggests, offer support and relieve strain to areas of cables that are prone to cracking or breaking due to frequent movement. Effective... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Wiring ducts are plastic or metal troughs used to organize and protect wire and cable. Wiring ducts are designed with the purpose of easily allowing the organization, pulling, and separation of cables... (View Full Article)