20th December 2021
Unbranded products often come cheaper, and when you buy a lot of electrical supplies, saving money can be a big deal.
When it comes to branded vs unbranded electrical connectors, the difference can be in more than just price. While both items might look almost identical, their specifications could be worlds apart. Think about what you need the connector for. How often will it be used? What environment will it live in? Does it need to meet any specific requirements in order for it to perform safely?
Once you know all this, you can start comparing electrical connectors.
With our branded range, you can be sure that all safety regulations are met, while they may also offer more mating cycles than their unbranded counterparts.
Often with electrical supplies, you get what you pay for. While you might save money on unbranded electrical connectors in the short term, you could end up paying with a damaged reputation if they don’t meet your client’s expectations.
There are three main types of electrical connectors: board to board connectors, cable to cable connectors, and cable to board connectors. Sadly, all of these can be found counterfeited throughout the internet, offering you what looks like a branded product at an unbranded price.
While the savings might look tempting, the dangers of fake connectors could see you paying out more than just money.
Unlike genuine branded products, fakes don’t come with any of the safety and performance guarantees. You could install a connector that claims to be perfect for the job, just to receive an angry call a few weeks later to inform you it no longer works
Worse than that, because fake products don’t need to go through the same safety checks as our range, you’ve no guarantee they’re fit for purpose. Electrical connectors could easily burn out if not made correctly, causing a circuit to short out, fuse to blow or fire to start.
We offer electrical connectors for as little as under £1, meaning you don’t need to pay over the odds for a branded product you can rely on. With a huge selection on offer from reputable names such as Wago, Unicrimp and Hellermann, you can get dependable electrical connectors that won’t let you - or your clients - down.
Don’t chance it on a cheaper product. You may end up getting exactly what you pay for.