When it comes to reliable system and device operation, choosing the right connector is key. The right connector can make your device smaller, lighter, and easier for the user to handle. It isn’t a place to take shortcuts, as the right connector system can help avoid the high price of recalls, repairs and lost customers. This paper walks you through ten things that should help guide you to the right connector solution. Bonus white papers go into depth on environmental and hermetic sealing for rugged connectors.