Hardwiring vs. Connectorization
When comparing ways to bring power, signal, or data into an application – there are two choices, permanently hardwiring connections or using a connector. When weighing the two options, there are several considerations. The first, and most important, is how frequently the application will be disconnected/reconnected. When hardwiring, each wire needs to be painstakingly removed and reconnected, resulting in substantial labor costs. If anything is miswired, it can take hours of troubleshooting.
Using a connector costs more upfront, but once made, it’s a plug-and-play solution is impossible to miswire and does not require skilled labor. For many, the long-term benefits of using connectors significantly outweigh hardwiring.