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Tab Used to describe the flat blade portion of certain terminals or contacts, e.g.; a solder tab
thermoplastic A type of plastic which can be remelted a number of times without any important change in properties. PVC and nylon are examples of thermoplastics.
threaded insert A hardware accessory installed in mounting flanges to allow the use of a threaded screw.
thru-hole connector A connector with pins designed to extend through a drilled hole in a PCB with the exposed tip of the contact soldered. This thru-hole in the PCB is plated to establish electrical connection with the pins.
Tolerance The allowable variations in measurements within which an item is judged acceptable.
TP Twisted Pair - Two insulated copper wires that are wound together to cancel the effect of electrical noise.