Samtec.com users have had the ability to search competitor cross references for over a year as I write this post, however we received some feedback that this was not always easy to access since it was a direct integration with our search. Our users were looking for more of a standalone experience.
With this most recent update, we have pulled the Cross Reference search feature into an application of its own, which is accessible in the Resources area of our main navigation.
Check out the new Cross Reference tool here to follow along.
Once you are on that page, just type in any valid competitor part number and we will show you up to 20 matching Samtec results.
It’s important to note that we must have an exact match of the part number. Due to the wide variability of results that could be possible, we will not match partial competitor part numbers.
How to Interpret the Results
Because our cross reference relationship is “many-to-one” in our database, this means that multiple Samtec parts will often cross to one competitor part number.
The reason is because of our product differentiation. We can offer so many different options for a given product line, that this almost always results in a variety of different part numbers that are very similar in nature.
The results will include:
- The matched competitor name and part number
- An image representation of the Samtec product
- The matching Samtec full part number
- The URL where the Samtec product can be found
- Possible variances in the Samtec product, such as plating, housing material, current ratings, etc
The results should be sorted to show our best match starting from the top.
If we do not have a match in our database, no cross reference results will be displayed. In this case, you can use our Support Options to reach our customer service team. They’ll be happy to assist you.
Check out the new Cross Reference tool here.
Send Us Your Feedback
We would love to hear your feedback about this feature, and any others on the website. If you have any feedback or suggestions for our web team, feel free to send them an email at eHelpDesk@samtec.com.
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