Passive: Passive electronic components are one of the most commonly used parts in the entire industry. These components do not transfer energy like their active components, and can only use power sources or circuits directly connected to them. Although passive electronic components can increase the voltage and current used to transfer energy, they cannot change the amplification rate. Transformers, resistors, capacitors and inductors constitute the majority of all types of passive electronic components.
Active: Another common classification of active electronic components is active components, which are used to transfer electrical energy into circuits. These types of electronic components use a separate energy source and transfer that energy into the circuit. Transistors, certain types of valves and most diodes are active electronic components that feed energy into connected circuits.
Electromechanical: An important but not highly utilized electronic component manufactured through our precision Metal Stamping service is the electromechanical component. These forms of electronic components use electrical connections and movable parts to transmit and modify power. The electrical signal through the electromechanical component generates movement in the electronic component and allows the component to modify the signal accordingly.