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Identify Connector on Clearpath Husky

can you please help me identify this connector? It is used on the Clearpath Husky to connect the battery to the robot. The top image shows the male (from the charger) and the bottom one the connector ...
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Why don't we use 7075 aluminum Ethernet and USB cables?

Since the skin depth of copper at 1Ghz is about 2.3 micrometers, it doesn't seem like aluminum would provide a worse signal to noise ratio. 7075 aluminum is also much more resilient and stronger than ...
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Alternatives to the V35 interface [migrated]

I am trying to find an alternative for the legacy cables I am using. I currently have a Cisco router connected to a DL 600 E (Multiplexer). On the Cisco router there is a serial port. On the ...
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Solder multiple microphone cables [closed]

so I want to build a program that is going to turn on specific microphones through out the building. But that is not the problem, the problem is that I obviously need multiple microphones to place ...
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cable sections: peak current table

I need to build a coil for a capacitor discharge coil magnetizer The discharge reaches ~2kA 200us peaks , but I wasn't able to find a peak current table. Is there a table/formula for such case?
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5-pin DIN socket advertised as MIDI, not the same as on my MIDI gear

I bought a 180-degree 5-pin DIN chassis-mount socket dirt-cheap for a project, but I saw that it looks quite different from the MIDI outs on my MIDI gear; I did some research but couldn't find any ...
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US wire color coding clarification

I was buying a AC powered RV/Marine cord reel from outside USA. The cord has 2 lines, 1 neutral and 1 ground. The colors of the cores in the cord are red, yellow, blue and green. I need to use this ...
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Max length of extension cord for a 5kW load on 240?

So we have a 5kW generator for our film set. We need to get it as far away from the set as possible. As well as leave the option for 25m consumer extension cord for lights and haze machines. So what ...
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In Fiber Optic Telephone line, how light signals are converted to the voice signals? [closed]

I have been learning how internet data travels in different kind of Broadband access. In case of telephone broadband, voice signals travels through the telephone line. At the user premise, the modem ...
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Current carrying capability of 30AWG

I want to find the amount of current that can be carried by a wire. The first step is checking out the AWG rating of the wire. It states 30AWG. Now, I checked out the table from this link - AWG link. ...
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Make a wire thicker will work to avoid overheat?

I'm new to this community and it's a pleasure to start rolling in it! I have a simple question in regards to wire overheat that I hope you guys help me to solve, any help is deeply appreciated =) I ...
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Using Ethernet cables cable for sensor wiring

I'm exploring the pitfalls of using an Ethernet cable for extending sensor cabling. The term Ethernet cable is used ambiguously on purpose to denote an "easily available 8-wire cable whose category ...
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How to properly connect an old record player output (spade connector, possibly amplified) to an RCA tape deck with built in amplifier? [closed]

I have an old magnavox record console which for some reason the speakers don't seem to get very loud. Tracing the components, I think I can bypass those built in speakers completely and have the ...
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How do I keep a square wave output voltage high for a TTL application?

I am passing an AC signal (24 Vrms at 1K Hz) down a line through a diode of unknown bias. Due to uncontrollable variables in the environment, there are 4 possible outcomes: Positively Rectified -> ...
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Why are there uninsulated strands of wire in this sensor cable?

This is the cable coming from an SCT-013 current transformer current sensor. I don't understand the purpose of the bare wire strands that I have twisted and bent away from the rest of the two wires ...
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Pluggable Cable for multiple analog connections

I have a device which comes in two parts; a microcontroller sits in one part; both parts have a matrix of wires; accordingly, I need to cycle power through several cables while reading the ...
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Does anyone know the name of this connector?

I have a device that is power by this cable. Now the cable became faulty and I want to replace it. Does anyone know its name? It looks like a 2-pin LED connector, but it is sightly different.
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How to choose proper size of high power DC cable connections

I can't understand how to properly calculate AWG of a cable working in DC at high current: I found several tables for AC, but I don't know if/how they can be applied to DC. My system is rated ...
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Does skin effect appear in home wires?

A technician said: Its better to use a solid cables for homes (not stranded cables). I did not use any calculations but I think that stranded cables are better due to skin effect. We use 220V / 50Hz. ...
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Making a TS cable with a 3-conductor wire

I want to make a guitar cable (standard 1/4 inch TS - tip-sleeve plugs). I have the appropriate plugs, but a 3-conductor (two leads and sleeve) wire. So I need to leave one conductor unused. What is ...
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USB Charge and data separate cables

Is it possible to split micro USB to USB cable so two cables (data + and data -) go to the PC with USB and two other power cables go to power brick?
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Need to identify this cable

I recently bought this product from Amazon, but need to get a splitter for the 20V output. I need to know what to look for though, and cannot identify what kind of cable this is / what to search for. ...
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Can I accidentally create a coil with a bunch of isolated cables?

I just finished rearranging furniture in my room and I ended up with a lot of cables next to each other, some of them powering electronics that draw a few hundred watts. Is it any risky - for example, ...
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Increasing loss of cables to attain dynamic range

RF newbie here. Trying to learn about cables and losses and how they contribute to dynamic range. I'm creating a shielding effectiveness system for enclosures with a 120dB dynamic range using signal ...
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Joining power supply cables

Suppose I have a power supply with 2x12V cables. The 12V has been split into 2 inside the power supply. What happens if I join these power lines together in parallel, from an electrical properties ...
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How would I design a cable line that doesn't leak heat to the ground surface?

A loaded underground power cable dissipates some power as heat which heats the surroundings. The following scenario is possible in regions where large amounts of snow accumulate on the ground during ...
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Downsides of using a Heavy Guage wire with Low Amperage?

I understand that different gauges are available for different amperages. Is there any downside to using a cable that is able to support a high amperage, for a low amperage?
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Color-coded 50 Ohm BNCs

I would like to use some color coding in our experimental rig (microscope). All BNC cables so far are black 50 Ohm, and I'd like to use some yellow, red or any other very-not-black colors. I can't ...
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I need to transmit 100khz /90khz FSk at 9600 baud over 4km

What cable characteristics should I look for when designing a copper (or other) conductor cable for transmitting FSK @ 100kHz/90khz, 3V pp in order to achieve a maximum attenuation of not more than ...
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Re-attaching A Cable To A Circuitboard [closed]

I have a drone, but one of the cables connecting the battery to the circuit detached and I took it apart so I could have better acces to the circuit board. I know where the cable goes but my problem ...
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How does a coaxial aerial cable work?

My family and I managed to break the aerial cable of our TV a few days ago. The cable is of this kind of design: And I believe its called a coaxial cable. Fortunately, someone more practical than ...
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Data speed (fps) significantly decreased on USB camera [closed]

I have a 5 meter long inspection camera bought on ebay (here), getting 30 fps @ 640x480. I was measuring the resistance between D+ and D- while connected (DP, DM in the actual image), just for fun, ...
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How much power can a 20AWG USB cable safely handle?

I recently got a device that uses a USB cable (USB on one end and a power connector on the other end) as a charge cable. The device draws 16.5V, 3.65A Max. I want to extend the charge cable by using ...
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JTAG connector - large pitch to smaller one

I have a Segger's Jlink EDU probe which I used for debugging and programming various ARM based MCU's. But now I have to work with this LPC4088 QS board which has a smaller pitch 20-pin JTAG connector ...
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How to determine length of coax to get a certain delay?

This is a follow-up to How to make a phase shifter?, it seems one answer is to simply have different lengths of coax going to each antenna. However, how do I calculate the difference in length given ...
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Throughput and speed of data transmission cables [duplicate]

What are throughput and speed limiting factors in an ethernet or any other type of cable which is used for data transmission?
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How to make UART-UART cable

I am software developer and I need to make cable to connect this http://lib.chipdip.ru/036/DOC001036112.pdf usb adapter (which I connect to USB port of my PC) to UART port of my A13 Olinuxino. As I ...
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Using 3.5 mm cable to connect load cells?

I have some 300 lbs. 4-wire load cells that I need to connect to a PCB. Their nominal resistance is 350 Ω, and they will be excited at 3.3 V. The goal is to read the force on a PSoC microcontroller. ...
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How do I repair these wires? [closed]

In the past I have occasionally repaired broken wires in various electronics around the home. However when trying to repair this cable for a Logitech USB headset, I discovered the wires are different ...
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SATA over unshielded cable

I need to connect a SATA device to a development board which does not have a dedicated SATA connector but exposes SATA over a common 2x30 female header instead. My question is what cabling do I need ...
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Shielded cables to capacitive sensor?

In a hobby project I am using shielded cable to connect capacitive sensor's electrode (see Capacitive touch not working (AT42QT1011) ) to the AT42QT1011 (there are two cables ending with electrodes ...
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USB data cable that doubles up as a USB storage device

Is it possible to create an USB to micro USB (or lightning) cable that has storage built into it? So if it's plugged into a computer with no phone, the computer recognizes it as a regular USB ...
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12V battery - T1 vs F1 terminals

I recently purchased three 12V batteries: #1, #2, and #3. They all say that they have T1 terminals; however, when looking for the appropriate connectors for my 18 AWG wire, I could really only found ...
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Why is it dangerous use a coiled extension cord

What aspect using a coiled extension cord makes it more dangerous than using an unrolled power cord. Many fire safety websites reference that an extension cord should not be used while coiled. Is ...
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Finding out the length of a cat6 cable

I noticed this tester had precise length readings of short cables. I decided to plug a very long cable (almost a full pack) and was surprised to see it still gives a reading. 232 meters: Adding the ...
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What are these cables in my walls for? [closed]

Can someone help me identify what these cables are for? I'm guessing (and hoping) the one in the bedroom is for a cat 5 wall socket -- and that these corresponds to some of the cables exiting in the ...
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9 Pin D Plug Cable Assembly: Fitting more than one thing into a solder bucket

I want to terminate a cable in a 9-pin D plug. The design I’m working on needs a resistor and two capacitors at the terminals of the D plug. I can’t work out how to successfully work Pin 7 – I need ...
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How to design connectors when I do not know what the customers want?

My PCB needs to export four sets of voltages to our customers' PCBs. Eight pins in total are needed. Eight pins at my side are to be connected with eight pins at customer's pcb side. Our pcb is to be ...
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What is this cable called?

What is this cable called? I need to extend it with a male to female cable.
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Can I use a Cat 5 cable with Arduino

I want to connect my circuits together, but the problem is that the distance they have from each other are longer than my jumper cables can reach. So I had the idea to use a Category 5 (Ethernet ...