UL 310 Terminal Testing Procedure Video

Ul 310 is a safety standard developed to evaluatre performance of quick connect electrical terminals. ETCO engineers simulate UL 310 testing to qualify terminal performances to industry requirements. The test outlined here exposes mated sets of terminals forming a circuit to cyclical periods of energization.

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Posted: August 18, 2017 in: Reference

Product Consideration for Progressive Die Manufacture

How do you manufacture products with ETCO for the lowest initial tooling costs, short lead times and the lowest overall production costs? The engineers at ETCO have prepared a guide that outlines all the considerations necessary in a concise 8 page pdf document. Using these guidelines will get you optimal results when working with ETCO.

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Posted: April 12, 2012 in: Reference

Crimp Photo Gallery

When it comes to wiring and providing an acceptable crimp for connectors ETCO always comes out on top. Our connectors are engineered with efficiency, safety, quality and durability in mind. There’s nothing worse than a crimp with wires jutting out causing possible fire hazards and connectivity losses. ETCO has never comprised on quality. The gallery […]

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Posted: March 8, 2012 in: Reference

Engineering Glossary

Acceleration: a = (vf v0 ) /t, where vf represents the final velocity and v0 represents the initial velocity. Acceleration of gravity: W= mg, where W represents the force of weight, m represents the mass of the object, and g represents gravity. Ampere: (amp or A) A unit of electrical current, or flow of electrons, that is equal to a charge of 1 coulomb moving through or across a conductor in […]

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Posted: March 4, 2012 in: Reference

Cross Sections of Acceptable and Unacceptable Crimps

The Good Cross Section of a Good Crimp The Bad and The Ugly Crimp Ear Too Large – Stranded Wire Crimp Ear Too Large – solid Wire Crimp Ears Too Small for Wire Size Worn Anvil Worn Rolling Tool Worn Rolling Tool & Anvil Why Pull-out Force Alone Is Not Indicative of a Good Crimp […]

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Posted: March 4, 2012 in: Reference