You are probably more than familiar with USB cables as they are in use throughout the tech world. Less common, but equally effective, is the FireWire. A FireWire is a cable used a method of high-speed communication between two separate computers or between a computer and a peripheral. In technology, a peripheral is an external device that provides input or output for the computer to which it is connected. FireWire is also used in transferring information between digital devices such as audio and video equipment. This blog will provide further information on what FireWire cables are, how they work, where they differ from normal USB cables, and how to decide which cabling device is more effective for you.


Read more »


In aircraft or any other high-powered machine, power control is a key component of safe operation. In any electric motor, faults such as short circuits, overvoltage, and power surges can occur. The effects of these faults can be anywhere from minor to detrimental, making it critical for motors to be protected. This blog will explain the way motor starters and how they prevent electrical complications.


Read more »


Without electronic fuses, high electrical currents passing through a wire can lead to heat, melting, or burning. This melt can cause a break in the circuit and stop the flow of a circuit, leading to dangerous repercussions. To protect against this, fuses have become an essential piece of safety equipment in electrical wiring since the early years of electricity. Circuit breakers and fuse blocks also help in protecting against high currents that lead to wire troubles. Companies like Optifuse offer a great alternative to overpriced fuse parts and equipment by cross-referencing major fuse manufacturers like Littelfuse and Bussman, to offer industry standard fuses and fuse clip parts at a fraction of the cost.


Read more »


When connecting wires, one may think of the most rudimentary and basic method; a technique involving stripping the insulation and then twisting the wires together. While this does indeed work to create an electrical connection, it may not be the most optimal, and sometimes not very safe. This also does not allow for the connection of multiple wires, ability to create different configurations, or make for easy changes as needed. Luckily, all of these issues can be done much easier and efficiently through the use of a terminal block.


Read more »


The future of aerospace maintenance chemicals is an exciting one that, we, in the aviation industry can look forward to. Based on recent projections from the Market Research Future (MRFR), the market on global aerospace maintenance chemicals is expected to skyrocket at a significant pace over the forecast period.


Read more »


Recent Twitter Posts

Semiconductor's Certifications and Memberships
AS9120B and ISO 9001:2015 Certified distributor
FAA 0056 B Accredited
NBAA Member
ASA Member
eCustoms Visual Compliance
Cage Code 6RE77
D-U-N-S Number 069876325
AAA Rating with Business Consumer Alliance
SourceESB - Top 50 Electronic Distributors 2018
Cogent Purchasing is a Americas Fastest Growing Private Company

Thank You for Visiting Cogent Purchasing Today!

We Hope You Will Remember Us Next Time, If You’re Looking for NSN, Aviation, Electrical & Aircraft Chemical Parts.

Request for Quote