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Wire Harness Estimate

Need a price on a Wire Harness Assembly, like RIGHT NOW?! Traditionally, receiving Wire Harness Estimates could take hours or even days. Well, thanks to some hard work and innovation that problem is now solved. Therefore, you can now receive a Wire Harness Estimate within minutes (or even seconds depending on how fast you type). Furthermore, you should stop by and check out the brand new Falconer Electronics Wire Harness Estimator.

Wire Harness Estimate in 6 Simple Steps 

The Wire Harness Estimator offers you a simple 6 step process. Therefore, with each step, you can easily enter product information. Once complete, you hit submit. Also, within seconds your Wire Harness Estimate will be waiting for you. We send it straight to your email box.

Wire Harness Estimate

  1. Select your wire
  2. Enter the number of wires
  3. Select your terminals
  4. Choose add-ons – such as sleeving, heat shrink, labels, or wire ties
  5. Don’t see an item you need –
  6. you can type in a request
  7. Finally, submit

At any time you are also free to submit a drawing.

Are you creating a prototype?

Do you need to test a new product?

Also, do you need a Wire Harness Estimate quick? No problem. You can breeze through the Wire Harness Estimator completely free of charge and no obligations.

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Custom Wire Harness Assembly 

What type of industries do we serve? Our wire harnesses can be found in the healthcare industry, auto and truck lighting, heating systems, locomotive products and much more.  

Commercial Power Strips

Commercial Power Strips manufactured by Falconer Electronics can be found working relentlessly at numerous major brick and mortar retail stores at product displays. Also, we produce our own wire harnesses for all of our power strips.

Portable Work Lights 

We even produce wire harnesses for our own proprietary product line. We have portable work lights. This line includes magnetic trouble lights as well as magnetic spotlights.

MLC-50-C3 Trouble Light

 

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Matchmaking Wires & Wire Terminals

Wires get lonely! They like to socialize and maintain good company just like the rest of us (most of the time anyway). Good-hearted wires need healthy companionship with wire terminals. For example, a nice looking wire terminal from a family of good character typically make a great match for our wires. Excellent work ethic is another necessary trait. 

After building wire harness assemblies for over 30+ years, the team at Falconer Electronics likes to claim themselves as expert matchmakers of wires and wire terminals. We match wire and terminals safely and accurately. Wires need a terminal that is strong, loyal, hard-working and dedicated. Another requirement: Wire terminals that give great hugs. Holding on super tight to their wire companions is mandatory! 

In other words, a terminal that is committed to a long-term relationship. Short-term flings or a one-night stand simply does not fly around here. We only match wires and terminals that fit as soulmates. Life partners that fight through thick and thin.

Just look at all of these happy love birds that were recently matched up:

Wire Terminals

Wire Terminals at Falconer Electronics

Types of Wire Terminals 

A terminal establishes an electrical connection by terminating a conductor or wire. When matching the right wire with the best terminal, there are several factors to consider: Wire gauge, screw or stud size, as well as the electric throughput. Therefore, it is critical that the wire and terminal can handle the measure of electricity. 

Various types of terminals include: Ring terminals –  Fork terminals – Hook terminals – Spade terminals – Insulated and Non-insulated

Insulation on a terminal provides extra protection against extreme hot or cold temperatures.  The insulation on the terminal also helps prevent dust particles or debris from creating havoc within the connection. Lastly, the insulation will serve as a protector against corrosion or moisture from having a negative impact on the connection.  

Wire Terminals

Looking for a seasoned matchmaker of wire and wire terminals? Please contact us at your earliest convenience. We Love playing cupid! 

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LED lighting is becoming more prominent in everyday items. You see them in vehicles on the roads, stop lights, and even in household appliances. With how often we see LED lights it is surprising how little we actually know about them. We here at Falconer Electronics Inc. work with LEDs everyday so we thought it would be a great opportunity to give out our knowledge on the subject.

What is an LED?

LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. What does “Light-Emitting Diode” mean exactly? More specifically LEDs are semiconductor diodes. Semiconductor diodes are small electrical devices that allow electrical current to flow in a single direction.

The diagram below shows how these LEDs actually emit the light we see.  

LED                 

When positive particles meet with  negative particles within the semiconductor LED light is created.

How are there different colors?

Inside the semiconductor there are “energy bands” that contain the positive and negative particles. Since a separation of these energy bands determine the light particles that will be seen. These light particles and separation of energy bands are what determine the wavelength of light that comes from the LED which is what gives them their colors.

The use of different material within the semiconductor mixed with different energy band gaps will lead to the emitting of different colors of light. Also noteworthy is that there no true white light in LEDs.  A covering over the natural yellow of the phosphor or the combination of colored lights creates the white color that is often associated with certain bulbs.

Below is a list of the different materials of semiconductors and what colors of light they give off:

  • Indium gallium nitride (InGaN): blue, green and ultraviolet high-brightness LEDs
  • Aluminum gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInP): yellow, orange and red high-brightness LEDs
  • Aluminum gallium arsenide (AlGaAs): red and infrared LEDs
  • Gallium phosphide (GaP): yellow and green LEDs

LEDs and Heat

LEDs do not give off heat like typical incandescent or halogen bulbs. Also LED bulbs include a heat sink in their design. A heat sink is a device that absorbs the heat and keeps the LEDS from burning out because of overheating.  In addition, by drawing the produced heat away from the LED and taking the heat onto itself heat sinks absorb this excess heat. However not all heat sinks look alike just like the actual LED bulbs.

If an LED’s heat sink isn’t functioning properly it can lead to some issues due to:

  • LEDs can have shorter life spans
  • LEDs can begin to flicker after as short a time as one year
  • A colored bulb can see a change in the hue that is being seen
  • The light can begin to look dim and therefore not light up a room or device as is needed
  •  Possibility of uneven lighting given off 
  • Most notably these malfunctioning bulbs can continue to use power even when they are not in use

Coming Soon:

The History of LEDs, Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting, Falconer Electronics Produces LED Lighting, and Lighting with LEDs vs. Incandescent

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Resources:

http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/programs/nlpip/lightinganswers/led/whatisanled.asp

http://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2004/01/what-is-an-led.html

https://www.energystar.gov/products/lighting_fans/light_bulbs/learn_about_led_bulbs