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Recommendations for DIY cable assemblies

I have recently been assembling stereo TRS cables with custom sleeves and was wondering about recommendations for constructing one's own cables (vs buying or just using wire). Specific things I ...
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What rules and tips make automated assembly easy?

What rules and tips make automated assembly easy, rather than unnecessarily difficult or completely impossible? In particular, if I have a circuit board that works fine after hand assembly, some ...
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Malleability of high temperature superconductive wires

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but it seems the most appropriate: Are superconductive wires made from high temperature superconductors (BSCCO) malleable? I know they're made ...
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cylindrical pcb design and casing

I'm trying to desing a control system that measures some analog signals like differantial pressure, temperature, motor current etc... and then produces some control signals and sends information to ...
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Industry standard measure for coaxial cable stiffness?

Is there an industry standard measure for coaxial cable stiffness? By stiffness I mean the spring force experienced when bending or deforming the cable. In my search for a highly flexible lab test ...
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Cable tester for testing field cables

We have three different cable configurations we need to test on a daily basis. We are doing insulation test with all cores toward screen, and we are doing continuity on each core. This adds up to over ...
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Is this an SMA female connector?

Can anyone identify this coax connector? I think it might be an SMA female connector but I'm no expert. It has threads on the outside and a hole inside. The diameter (to the outside of the threads) ...
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“Proper” way to wire an unbalanced TRS-to-TRS cable

I was about to wire up a short 3.5mm TRS lead when I realised that I actually don't know how -- at least, I don't fully remember a non-conflicting set of best practices. This is the standard stereo ...
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Securing electrical cables to holes in enclosures?

Suppose I would like to insert data-cables of varying diameters -- e.g., a cable of 5 mm diameter -- into the 6 mm diameter hole of a plastic enclosure. The wires within the cable are terminated via ...
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AMW ribbon cable

I'm a software developer with a little hobby project involving an embedded system. I have a debug board hooked up to another printed circuit board. The connection between the two boards is via this ...
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Problem with impedance matching on DIY 4 pole 3.5mm audio splitter

I built an audio 4 connector 3.5mm splitter. The goal is to play a sound clip through a phone's mic input across a call, while recording the same sound clip on the computer. I used the TRRS ...
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Help me identify the adapter jack

just met an industrial computer which has the following power adapter jack. how to identify this jack and where to find? (actually there are lots of different jacks here and there, how to identify ...
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to solder this wires or not?

Im making a USB adaptor for a Kinect sensor [to use on my computer]. here the schematic of what I did, Now, the question, I have soldered all cables with their color match, but There are 2 other ...
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Crimping tool basics

When I design a printed circuit board, I often put 100mil male header anywhere. Sometimes I think it would be better to place some connectors for more reliability. Anyone here knows which ...
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Assemble PIC connector from bits

I want to build a custom connector to attach to the PICKIT3 serial pins. I have the black plastic bit and little metal bits (similar to the picture below), and wire. Out of these components, I ...
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Running Two Network Points From one Cable

I would like to run one 12 core cable (as seen on this link) though a conduit. Would I be able to connect two RJ-45 Connections to the two ends? I know that Twisted pair cable would be better, ...
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What does the M/M in RJ45M/M mean?

I have what I've been told is one of these cables, but not sure what it means.
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Designing a cable tester

I need to check the integrity of 40+ custom cables. Each cable is meant to be the same, and is meant to have 19 ways. I bought an enclosure, some mating connectors, some LEDS and a bunch of ...
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13+ wire DB-25 or DB-15 cable

I can't find an answer to this anywhere so I thought I'd ask around here. I need a cable with 13 or more wires in it, preferably with a DB-15 or DB-25 connector, but I can't find one anywhere. I ...
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Disable data leads of USB cable

I've got a Sansa Clip that recharges via USB. Problem is that it "connects" to the PC whenever I plug it in. I learned a trick where you pull the cable out of the PC partially such that the data leads ...
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High-density, light multiconductor cable: sources/suppliers/manufacturers?

I'm looking for a multiconductor cable with 30-40 conductors, optimized for flexibility and small outer diameter. Unlike say, Litz wire, most wires will carry an independent (microvolt) signal. The ...
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What's the best tool to design casings/boxes?

I often tend to build a prototype for a project and if I have something that's good enough I find a case that matches the prototype I've built. However, now I'm trying to do more of the design up ...
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Possible to cut Heat Shrink tubing lengthwise and reattach?

I need to get some Heat shrink tubing around something that is too big on the ends for it to slide over. Is it possible to cut the heat shrink along it's length and somehow reattach it before ...
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How to assemble male USB A connector?

This one should be obvious, but I'd rather ask here then get some unexpected surprises. One of my friends fried a proprietary USB cable which has male USB A connector at one end and TRS connector at ...
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Pre-Made Cables & Headers for (Parallel Interface) GLCD's

Is it possible to buy Pre-Made cables & headers to suit GLCD's, the model Im using has a 20-Pin interface like the model in the image below. If as I fear such a convience does not exist what do ...
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Phase stable cable vendors

I'm looking for reputable vendors to purchase phase stable cables for VNA measurements of body area networks. I found Huber + Suhner and Pasternack Enterprizes, but can't find anyone else reputable. ...
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What cable assemblies do you recommend?

I would like to build my own .100 (2.54mm) cables to mate with standard single and double row headers, but the 'rectangular connectors' section of distributors websites is huge. Which ones do you ...