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screw machine contact Barrel contact with outer sleeve manufactured by precision machines.
Screwlock Optional mounting option on some connectors with mounting flanges.
SCSI Small Computer System Interface.
Serial Interface or port. Data is transferred one bit at a time sequentially through a single channel.
SFF Abbreviation for Small Form Factor.
Shielded Insulated with metal.
Shrouded Header Male connector with plastic walls around the pin area.
Side Stackable The demensions of the plastic are precise enough to stack the side-by-side and maintain the same row to row spacing.
Side Wipe Mating pine makes a connection with the typically rectangular mating lead by wiping against the side of the contact.
side-stackable Referring to a connector body dimensionally designed to allow stacking of the connectors on a PCB side by side without gaps between the housings.