3M Products


3M is known for the innovative technologies and products it creates. The Electrical Markets Division is no different, as they manufacturer a variety of innovative solutions to meet customer application needs.

Gopher Electronics’ 3M product focus includes:

3M has been a leading supplier of terminals for more than 30 years and are known for:
  • Effective and reliable performance
  • Variety of types, sizes and materials that meet a broad application range, including the demands of temperature and weather.
  • Design features assuring easy installation – positive and easy wire insertion, elimination of strand hang-ups and wire twisting and easy insulation entry.
Premium Vinyl Electrical Tapes
  • 3M offers a variety of premium vinyl electrical tapes including Scotch® Super 33+™, Scotch® Heavy Duty Grade Vinyl Electrical Tape Super 88 and Scotch® Professional Grade Color Coding Vinyl Electrical Tape 35.  This family of tape is Made in the USA
Crimping Tools
  • The TR482 crimp tool crimps the barrel and insulation grip simultaneously on 22-10 AWG insulated terminals and connectors
  • It will crimp both nylon or vinyl insulated, butted or brazed seam terminals and connectors
Heat Shrink and Cold Shrink Tubing
  • 3M offers a broad range of US made heat shrink tubing designed to insulate and protect in a wide variety of electrical and mechanical applications
Structural Adhesives
  • The Structural Adhesive line is re-energized with evolution and revolution in the 2-part toughened family which offer the highest shear and peel strength combinations for durability in the toughest environments. And production boosters that save time, labor, and overall cost.

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Honeywell’s SNG-Q Series


Honeywell’s SNG-Q Series Quadrature Speed and Direction Sensor with 4-wire quadrature sensing is the first release of the new SNG-Q Series Speed Sensor Platform. The sensor design and manufacturing use a platform-based approach that enables cost competitiveness and mechanical and electrical configurability.

The SNG-Q Series provides both speed and direction information. Speed information is provided from digital square wave outputs; direction is provided using a quadrature output with signals 90° phase shifted from each other. With the quadrature output, target direction is determined by output lead/lag phase shifting.

The SNG-Q Series is designed for applications where enhanced accuracy is required to detect small target features. This accuracy is enabled by dual differential Hall-effect sensor IC technology. It is designed for a wide operating temperature range, robust electrical noise immunity and industry leading environmental sealing capability.

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Gopher for all your TE/AMP product needs

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TE’s AMP products are industry-leading electronic-electrical connectors, components, and systems that can be found inside the products that are changing the world – making them smarter, safer, greener, and more connected. Gopher Electronics offers a number of TE’s AMP products including: Circular Plastic Connectors, SUPERSEAL Connectors, terminals and more!

Contact us today to learn more about our TE/AMP offerings or get a quote!

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TE’s SlimSeal Solid State Lighting Connectors

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TE’s SlimSeal Solid State Lighting (SSL) Connectors are developed for indoor/outdoor lighting applications, and are well suited for any application where low power (5 amp, 300 volts maximum), sealing (IP67) and UV resistant (UL F1) connections are required.  They are designed for robust, stable electrical and mechanical wire-to-board connections used in solid state lighting.

The SlimSeal SSL connector family is available in 1, 2, 3 & 4 position sizes in free hanging, wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations in order to meet the growing demand for low power, sealed solutions in outdoor lighting. They accept 18 – 20 AWG and 22 – 24 AWG stranded wire to meet your specific design needs.


  • Architectural Lighting
  • Channel/ Sign
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Digital Signage
  • Emergency Lighting
  • IP67 seal rating for outdoor and commercial refrigeration lighting applications
  • Positive integral latching prevents inadvertent unmating of connectors
  • Pre-assembled seals & wire guides reduces assembly time
  • Street and Stadium Lighting

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Honeywell Hour Meters

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Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C) hour meters are designed for areas where quality, performance and rugged construction are needed. They allow for tracking and recording elapsed time more effectively and efficiently, whether in hours or tenths of hours. They log running time of your equipment and are designed to assure proper maintenance of expensive machines or systems as well as tracking warranty programs. Honeywell hour meters often eliminate the guesswork with elapsed hours for better machine resale value, or logging actual time on your rental products.

Honeywell hour meters offer:

  • Multiple power, display, shape and data options
  • Analog or LCD displays
  • AC/DC, AC or DC product families
  • Shock and vibration resistance
  • Noiseless performance

Gopher Custom Solutions can also give you a Quote on adding cable and connector assemblies directly to the Honeywell hour meters to help you save time!

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Cooling Solutions for the Lighting Industry


With high visible light, low radiant energy, and no infrared or ultraviolet light, LEDs are the most efficient light source in the lighting market today. Active cooling technology offers thermal solutions that are superior to passive heat sinks, and can raise performance while significantly reducing the size of the lighting fixture. With industry-leading German-engineered compact fans and American-designed assemblies, ebm-papst can provide the perfect cooling solution for your LED application.


  • Increased light output
  • Improved CRIs
  • Increased lifetime
  • Higher Efficiencies
  • Smaller sized fixtures

Possible Applications:

  • Architectural lighting
  • CoB (Chip on Board)
  • Displays / Digital signage
  • Museum / Gallery lighting
  • Retail / High bay lighting
  • Showroom lighting
  • Sports / Arena lighting
  • Street lighting
  • Theatrical / Stage lighting
  • Track / Spot lighting

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Protect Your Equipment With Carling Technologies’ Circuit Breakers From Gopher

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Carling Technologies offers a complete line of circuit protection products. With a wide assortment of sizes and ratings providing current or voltage sensing, Carling gives you many options including:

Hydraulic/Magnetic Circuit Breakers                                                                        Hydraulic/Magnetic circuit breakers provide highly precise, reliable and cost effective solutions to most design challenges. They are considered temperature stable and are thus not appreciably affected by changes in ambient temperature. Carling offers a wide array of hydraulic/magnetic circuit breakers from .02 to 700 amps with UL, CSA, VDE, TUV, UL489, UL489A, UL1500 certifications.

Thermal Circuit Breakers                                                                                                Thermal circuit protectors utilize a bimetallic strip electrically in series with the circuit. The heat generated by the current during an overload deforms the bimetallic strip and trips the breaker. Thermal protectors have a significant advantage over fuses in that they can be reset after tripping. Carling offers a variety of 3 to 60 amp, lighted and non-lighted, rocker actuator and push-to-reset push button thermal circuit breakers with UL, CUL, CE, UL1500/ISO 8846 certifications.

Equipment leakage & Ground Fault Circuit Breakers                                                    Carling Equipment Leakage & Ground Fault Circuit Breakers combine the ground fault protection of a GFCI with the familiar overcurrent tripping characteristics of a normal circuit breaker. PB & PC-Series circuit GFCI breakers range from .10 to 50 amps, and are well suited for Marine industries use.

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NPB 606 Sealed button switches


NPB 606 Sealed button switches by Switchcraft Conxall are rated for up to IP68 NEMA 250. They are also rated for 250mA, 30W max, and AC non-inductive load. In addition, these sealed button switches are RoHS compliant making them a perfect fit for a variety of applications.

Features and specs:

  • Life: 20,000 actuation cycles with 48VDC, 0.25amps (50 mΩ max) and 20,000 actuation cycles with 125VAC, 0.25amps (50 mΩ max)
  • Operating Temperature: -20C to +70C
  • RoHS compliant
  • Weathertight Ratings: IP68, NEMA 250
  • 913S can be wired for 1-A, 1-B, or 1-C (break before make)
  • 913DS can be wired for 1-A, 1-B, or 1-D (make before break)


  • Communications equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Instrumentation

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An Introduction To The Gems Liquid Level Sensor

Depending on the specifics of a certain system or application, a sensor may have to measure a variety of different liquids. This could include hydraulic oil, fuel levels in tanks, water, gas or oil flowing through pipes or in tanks, cooling oil or wastewater system flow.

The Gems liquid level sensor models we offer at Gopher Electrics have been industry tested and are durable, long lasting and very accurate and effective. They also have an excellent life in large industrial applications and also for smaller uses and applications.

How They Work

One of the most popular and the most widely used of the Gems liquid level sensor models is a float sensor. This uses a float on a stationary stem that is mounted in a tank or compartment. The float is equipped with powerful permanent magnets that continually generate a field around the float.

The stem itself has a sealed reed switch that is also magnetic. This is hermetically sealed to prevent any liquid from getting to the reed switch. As the float moves up and down the stem based on the level of the liquid, the changing location of the magnetic field causes the reed switch to be actuated, generating a reading of the fluid level.

These systems can be mounted horizontally and vertically. Vertically mounted systems have to have a special design, but they operate under the same principles.

Special Designs

Various Gems liquid level sensor designs are available for specific types of applications and uses. For example, they manufacture a single-point level switch that is the perfect option for shallow or small tanks.

As with their larger float switches or sensors, they use a reed switch design. These options are also very low cost, highly reliable and come in a wide variety of materials for specific types of applications.

We offer Gems liquid level sensor models for use with chemicals, oils and fuels, water based liquids and semi-solids, and even specialized designs for use in highly corrosive types of environments.

If you aren’t sure which type of liquid level sensor is right for your application, we are here to help. Our expert staff can help ensure you get the liquid level sensor you need.