Monthly Archives: August 2020

Learn More About Electrical Connector Pins

Electrical connectors can simply be defined as devices that are used to send power or signals from one source to another. Generally, everyone uses connectors either knowingly or unknowingly. If you ever got up close with a connector, you would have definitely noticed its pins. It will vary in size, shape, color, and material. Though it seems to be a very small part, this details a lot about the specifications of that particular connector.

These can be small, broad, long, short, straight or right-angled depending on its use. One of the main features we should learn about the connector pins is the plating used for it. Most connector pins are made up of copper, which is a great conductor itself and the tail pins are made out of tin generally. This basic structure makes any pin suitable for serving its purpose. Still, these are plated with a more conductive metal, to improve the quality of the device.

Though many metals are generally used, the most common plating elements are gold, silver, and alternatively, alloys of gold. Let’s take a closer look into these metals and their features in plating connector pins.

Gold:

Gold is one of the most common and well-appraised elements used in electrical connectors. One of the most prominent reasons for using gold over other metals is its conductivity. Look into any high-quality connectors like AirMax or XCede, you can find the usage of gold-plated pins. Gold-plated contacts mainly improve transmission of signal over power. In addition to that, it enhances connector durability. Though connectors with gold-plated pins are the most expensive quality connector performance justifies the expense.

Gold Alloys:

Gold alloys are one of the closest alternatives to gold plating. Although these elements include gold with impurities, they are highly conductive and durable.

Gold Alloy offers a cost-effective solution as compared to Gold plating. Therefore, many people prefer Gold Alloy plating to match their budget without compromising much on the quality.

Silver:

Silver is the next best material used for plating connector pins. In any case, it is also the most expensive metal besides gold. Though the conductivity and durability are slightly lesser than gold, this meets the requirements of any budget customers. However, silver stands atop gold, when it comes to power conductivity. Hence these are largely used in automotive industry.

Choose the best plating, according to your requirements and budget to achieve the best results.

Air Max LeBron 8 – Miami Heat Stokes

Le Bron’s Move to the Miami Heat Stokes Interest for the Nike Air Max Le Bron 8

Anticipation is continuously growing for the Nike Air Max LeBron James 8, which is the eighth signature shoe of the NBA superstar James. Although the reception on all the previous editions of James shoes from his signature collection has been hot, interest in the James 8 has been particularly fierce because of his controversial decision to move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat, making Air Max James 8 the first James shoe released under his new team. Le Bron has also been building demands for the shoes by being photographed wearing the kicks during the Le Bron James Skills Academy and the King’s Academy.

Early teaser videos for the Air Max Le Bron 8 released by Nike have revealed a shoe that is not substantially different from the previous releases of Le Bron’s signature shoes. Among the interesting details noted by fans is the use of the “Lion head” logo on the tongue of the shoe, a black, white and red colorways and the suede upper with fly wire or carbon fiber panels. There is also a woven patch behind the tongue, reading, “engineered and designed to the exact specifications of Mr. LeBron James 828”. One major detail that will probably change, however, is the ‘LBJ23’ at the back of the shoe, for LeBron has changed his jersey number under Miami Heat.

Although the photos featuring the shoe with the black/white/red colorways have been of a men size 9, the earliest teaser photos of the James Air max 8 have been of an all-white kid’s size shoe that still featured the LBJ23 logo, although the Lion head logo was also present. However, this shoe is generally believed to be an early development model, and it is still unsure if Nike will release the James 8 with an all-white colorway. The shoe is scheduled to hit the retail outlets in November although there are some online outlets where you can order them early.