D-sub Connector Contacts

A D-sub connector is a form of connector commonly found in electronic and computer systems. It consists of a D shaped metal band and two or more parallel rows of either pin contacts (male) or socket contacts (female). D-sub connector contacts can vary in size, material, current rating, length and resistance.

The most common type of connector is the crimp contact. These are assembled by inserting a stripped wire end into the cavity at the rear of the contact. The cavity is then crushed using a crimp tool, gripping the contact to the wire.

What are D-sub connector contacts used for?

The D-sub connector contacts carry the signal from the source to the destination across the D–sub connection.

Types of D-sub connector contacts

Most D-sub connectors are supplied with contacts ready in place. Contacts can be replaced if damaged or if the application of the D-sub connector is to be changed from the original design specification.

High-current, high-voltage, or co-axial inserts require larger contacts. The material of the D-sub connector contact can be changed if the robustness or quality of the connection needs to be improved.


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Description Price Gender Contact Material Contact Plating Maximum Contact Resistance Minimum Wire Size mm² Wire Size Contact Type Maximum Wire Size mm² Minimum Wire Size AWG Series Contact Size Maximum Wire Size AWG Current Rating Termination Method
RS Stock No. 174-8442
Mfr. Part No.170-201-170L002
BrandNorcomp
£0.222
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Male Brass Gold over Nickel - - 20 → 26 AWG Pin - 26AWG - - 20AWG - Crimp
RS Stock No. 174-8443
Mfr. Part No.170-202-170L002
BrandNorcomp
£0.363
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Female Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel - - 20 → 26 AWG Pin - 26AWG - - 20AWG - Crimp
RS Stock No. 135-4287
Mfr. Part No.960-101-170L005
BrandNorcomp
£0.686
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Female Phosphor Bronze Gold, Nickel - - 28 (Maximum) AWG - - - 960, MICRO-D - 28AWG - Crimp
RS Stock No. 174-8780
Mfr. Part No.170-202-170L002
BrandNorcomp
£0.539
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Female Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel - - 20 → 26 AWG Pin - 26AWG - - 20AWG - Crimp
RS Stock No. 174-8770
Mfr. Part No.170-201-170L002
BrandNorcomp
£0.333
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Male Brass Gold over Nickel - - 20 → 26 AWG Pin - 26AWG - - 20AWG - Crimp