An electrical connection is a structure that facilitates the flow of electrical current. In a cable system, connections are established between the feeder and the motor, with terminations made at both ends. This involves terminating the cable at the supply (feeder) end and at the load (motor terminal box) end. The cable serves as a conduit for power transmission, carrying electrical energy from the power source to the connected equipment.
Electrical connections are essential for delivering power to electrical equipment. Without proper electrical connections, current cannot flow through the circuit. The configuration of circuit connections depends on the specific types of loads being supplied. Within the device, internal connections lead to different subsystems. Externally, electrical transformers and substations form a network that extends back to the origin of the electrical power.
Types of Electrical Connection
The most common type of electrical connection is the basic interlocking cable. This type of connection comes in various sizes and configurations, ranging from large and intricate systems to small and simple ones. Interlocking cables consist of a cable that carries energy to a terminal at the end, designed to plug into another device and establish a connection. Common examples include power cords for electrical devices, headphone jacks, and light sockets.
Another prevalent type of electrical connection involves capped ends. In this configuration, two bare wires are twisted together and covered with an insulating plastic cap. This simple connection is often used in household applications, such as mounted lights or electrical sockets. However, it is typically employed in locations where the wires are secure and won’t be easily disturbed or disconnected.