Screw terminals: Everyday heroes of electrical engineering
Screw terminals are used to make an electronic connection between two separate cables. To do this, the clamp is loosened and a stripped cable end is inserted into the stranded wire. The clamp is then tightened again with a twisting motion using a screwdriver.
The electronic connection is made thanks to a metallic and therefore conductive clamp body, which in turn is located in a non-conductive body. The small terminals therefore also serve as insulating bodies.
Screw terminals in microelectronics
The terminals are also used extremely often in microelectronics. In our online store, you will find screw terminals as well as others that are suitable for direct use in prototyping. The screw terminals and their mounting pins have a pitch of 2.54mm, which again corresponds to the standard of microelectronics.
In our online store you will also find suitable screw terminal shields for the Arduino UNO microcontroller or other terminal connectors, e.g. of the "WAGO" type.