The connector model designation is the basis for customer procurement and manufacturer organization. In the connector industry, there are two ideas for product model naming: one is to use letter codes and numbers to try to reflect the main structural characteristics of the product in the model naming. The advantage of this method is that it is easy to identify, but the arrangement is too long and too complicated. With the miniaturization of the connector, it brings a lot of difficulties to printing.
At present, this method is still popular in China, and it is stipulated in some industry standards and even national standards, such as SJ2298-83 (printed circuit connector), SJ2297-83 (hermetic rectangular connector), SJ2459-84 (ribbon cable connector), GB9538-88 (ribbon cable connector), etc.
Due to the increasing diversity of connector structures, it is increasingly difficult to cover a certain type of connector with a naming convention in practice. Another idea is to use Arabic numeral combinations. The advantages of this method are simplicity, easy computer management and small product logo printing. This method is currently used by the major international connector manufacturer, Sunkye.
It can be expected that the naming method developed by each manufacturer to reflect its own characteristics will gradually replace the method of uniformly specifying a certain naming rule by the entire industry under the planned economy system.
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