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edge connector or edge card connector A connector into which the edge of a printed circuit board is inserted.
EIDE Abbreviation for Enhanced Intelligent Drive Electronics or Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics. See IDE.
EMI Abbreviation for Electromagnetic Interference. Unwanted electrical or electromagnetic energy causing noise or malfunction.
End Stackable The dimensions of the plastic are precise enough to stack them end-to-end and maintain the same pin to pin spacing from connector to connector.
Epoxy A material used to form a chemical bond when applied over wires soldered to connector contacts, such as CA's DIP plugs.
Face The interface of a connector. See mating face.
FC Abbreviation for Fibre Channel
FEP Abbreviation for Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene, a Teflon insulation for cable.
Fiber Optic Cable Cable used for high-speed data transfer that uses pulses of light instead of electric current. Fiber Optic cable contains a bundle of flexible glass thread inside a plastic sheath.
Flange A projection extending from a connector with holes for mounting the connector to a panel, or to a mating connector. Also referred to as mounting ears.