There are multiple different types of sensor connectors, each suitable for varying uses and applications. From different sized connectors to connector genders, voltages, and more, it is essential to select the most appropriate type of sensor connector for your setup.
Some of the main types of sensor connectors you may encounter are explored in the sections below.
O2 Sensor Connectors
O2 (oxygen) sensors are primarily used in vehicles and the automotive industry to monitor the levels of unburned oxygen exiting vehicles via the exhaust. These sensors can help mechanics to gauge the vehicle’s fuel and oxygen consumption accurately and determine if the engine is burning lean (higher levels of oxygen) or rich (lower levels of oxygen). Connectors are used alongside these O2 sensors and cables to integrate the sensor into the setup fully. It is also important to note that grease should not be used with O2 sensor connectors as this could cause an airflow blockage.
Pressure Sensor Connectors
Pressure sensor connectors and adapters can be used alongside pressure sensors for a comprehensive sensing solution. They are found in a variety of pressure sensing applications and are suitable for use with substances such as fuel, liquids, and oil. In specific scenarios, pressure sensor connectors can also be found alongside throttle position sensors.
Speed Sensor Connectors
Speed sensors are similar to tachometers and are designed to monitor and record the speed of a wheel’s rotation. They are most commonly used in vehicles but can be used in any application requiring reliable movement direction and speed detection of a wheel or designated component. Speed sensor connectors are available in various forms, providing the flexibility to incorporate the connector into a new or existing setup easily.
Temperature Sensor Connectors
Temperature sensors measure and document the temperature of their surroundings, providing an accurate record of temperature data and changes over time. Both contact and non-contact temperature sensors are available, each best suited to different applications. Temperature sensor connectors are used with these devices to provide a complete, connected sensing solution.