Definitions for "Vampire tap"
Keywords:  clamp, bite, coaxial, tap, conductor
a connector that uses two prongs to pierce the cable to make its connection
A clamp-like device that bites into a cable so as to connect to it without cutting or splicing.
An electronic connector which pierces through the insulating layer of a coaxial cable and makes contact with the inner conductor of the cable. It is often used in Ethernet networks that are linked by coaxial cables. They have no relationship with vampyres or vampires. They are also known as a piercing tap.