Mechanical part providing electrical contacts for a cable or electronic circuit board.

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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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125 MHz parallel bus in a double 2.54mm header

I have a BeMicro CV low cost dev board from Altera. It features a Cyclone V. FYI: Schematics and gerber here They routed impedance controlled differential lines to some dual 2.54mm standard headers. ...
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Help identifying connector

I'm making a new prototype PCB that unfortunately has some elements that are prone to failure, so I'm trying to design them to be easily swappable. I'm taking inspiration from this design of using an ...
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Power a laser from Arduino using a audio cable/ jack plug?

I want to power a laser from an Arduino, and have a connection between a phototransistor. A easy connection seems to me a audio cable with a jack plug. Is this possible? Power consumption of the ...
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Standard nomenclature for 2-row connector numbering schemes

Two-row connector blocks are ubiquitous in small-run and hobbyist PCB designs. Pitches of 0.1" or 2mm are the most common, and there are all sorts of options for board-to-board or board-to-wire ...
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What connector for this cable?

I am working on a part of a project for a university exam and it includes an interface with a touch screen. The touch screen is a classic resistive four wire, it comes with a display of course. ...
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Why aren't headphone jack shaped plugs used for data?

With Apple's lightning cable, and USB 3.0, reversible cables are taking off, and I personally think this is very convenient. But we have had better than reversible for a long time, in the form of the ...
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Which pins are power which pins are output?

We have an accelerometer here are the specs: http://www.myhoskin.com/newsletters/PDF/7596A.pdf It has lemo plug but I cant find which pins are for DC power input and which are for output. The lemo ...
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What is the best connector for this RF 434MHz transmitter module?

I have a few of these cheap RF 434MHz transmitter modules (see image below, on the left) that I want to use with my PCBs, but I don't want to solder them directly to the boards. I'd like to attach ...
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Making my own 8x2 pin connector cable

I am currently using two 8-wire ribbon cable to connect 2x8 pins on the Arduino to 2x8 pins on a board. This makes plugging/unplugging very tedious are the ends are not glued together like in a ...
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Name of rubber “sandwich” between PCB and LCD? [duplicate]

In taking apart my moribund wall thermostat I found a conductive rubber-ish connector between the PCB and LCD panel. It's cool stuff! What's it called?
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Can I screw up my board by guessing which RS232 pins are which?

I have a Raspberry Pi that I want to hook up to a serial (RS232) cable. I've found and read some information about this, so I know what pins on my RPi are Rx/Tx/3.3V/Gnd... Now the cable I'm hooking ...
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What are these connectors?

In the top-right of this panel, you can see two red and two white connectors. Can anyone help me identify what kind of Molex they are? Edit: Here is what the cable end of the connector looks like, ...
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Help to identify a connector

Can anybody identify the connectors in the two images below and give me some names or links, or whatever? The connectors are from inside a Microsoft Kinect sensor. Full size: ...
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Build output connector in old keyboard

I'm trying to recover an old keyboard (of about 25 years old). It has all circuitry gone in paradise, but it had a midi output and input line. Moreover, its keyboard mechanics and the transducer work ...
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How to open 8-pin Mini-DIN female connector? [closed]

I have a female connector that looks like this. I want to use it in the panel of my product, so I have to remove the outer black sheath. Any tips on how I do it? I can't get it to open. Even to ...
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What is this type of flexible contact strip called?

The LCD below is from a cheap digital clock which was (obviously) damaged (broken glass). The electrical connection between the PCB and the display was realized with this pink strip. Its ...
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What kind of connector is this?

I opened display from my Dell D600 notebook and found connector like this If I did good count, there is 2x44 pins inside.After some research, I found model of the screen, and it is ...
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ECL to Lemo connector

I am designing a DAQ software, which looses some information during read out. There fore I thought of testing another CAMAC ADC and in particular the Lecroy 3351. Surprisingly I saw that it doesn't ...
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SMD Connector type?

I am trying to find the connector type (see links below) for some time with out success. The pitch is 1.25mm. Also the "Shrouded Header WR-WTB" is really similar but the "key" is not in the ...
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How to connect 120V to a relay on a prototype board?

I'm designing a microcontroller controlled switch. I idea is to have a 120V outlet controlled by time of day, or a motion sensor, etc. The plan is to have a lamp plugged into the outlet. I will ...
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Advice about Bulgin Buccaneer Mini pin insertion?

I am trying to make several waterproof cable terminations using Buccaneer Mini connectors by Bulgin using: These inserts. And these pins. As far as I can tell from Bulgin's product documentation, ...
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Modify a kinect - Reconnect the two cards

I’m trying to make a Kinect camera smaller. There was a problem at some point and my client expect me to put the kinect in a vertical position rather than horizontal as it is supposed to be. The ...
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Hacking a TRRS to TRS adapter

I have a sound system that has a TRS auxiliary input port, and I would like to connect a smartphone or tablet to it. I found out by experimenting that using a TRS-TRS setup will not do - contact was ...
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How can I find out which leads are +, - and video signal on this miniature camera? [closed]

I have this miniature camera but lost the cable connector. How can I find out which of the leads are positive, negative and video signals?
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Identify connector with > 1.5mm pitch for display panel

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The current display panel that I picked has 0.5mm pitch for the FPC cables that comes out of the panel as shown in the first ...
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Connecting a 18 gauge wire to a small housing

I'm using a sensor that has a specific connector, which outputs signal with 18-gauge wires, such as these: And I need to connect it to standard male header pins, where cables such as these would ...
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Audio Jack Schematic

We are using this audio jack in our design. I am having trouble understand the schematic of this audio jack. My understanding is that Pin 5 and Pin 4 : Audio left and right Pin 2 or Pin 3 : Ground ...
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how must I connect a USB micro b connector to reach 5v?

I'm designing a circuit and want to power it through a USB Micro B connector. I have already installed the connector on my board, but after connecting the USB female connector of the wire to my ...
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Potting Connectors

I work for a company manufacturing electronics. We have a few products where we pot boards into enclosures. Where it is done the incoming connections are always soldered for fear of condensation ...
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Crimp connectors making process review

I'm actually working on a project with several "little" modules. They are all connected to the PSU and the MCU. So I've design interface for each, so I can easily wire everything together. For that ...
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Can anyone identify this tiny 2.4/5.8GHz antenna connector?

I'm looking to add a pigtail and larger antenna to small wireless video receiver. It came with a removable antenna with a connector I don't recognize. Sorry for the blurry pictures. If they're not ...
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thin headers to replace IC with a board

I have an IC (PDIP) I would like to replace with a board and some smd parts. Normal 0.1" headers are too thick to fit in the holes of the desoldered IC pins. Do you know if there exists 0.1" pitch ...
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Connecting a DC barrel jack to a PCB board

I am wondering how I can include a DC jack such as below in my PCB circuit: There are no such PCB packages in my library, so the first step, I presume, is to make a prototype with the exact ...
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Parallax BOE servo connectors?

the servos that came with the kit have connectors that are too small to remain seated in their socket. they do fill up all three pins, but they don't cling to them tightly enough to remain ...
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How to connect a Printer WIFI module wires to an Arduino?

+ I’m a digital artist, found this HP printer on the street and wanted to use its components (motor etc.) on my projects. I was wondering if any of you know if I can use this WIFI module to ...
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Power wire-to-board connector identification

I am laying out my PCB and I would like to include this power connector in the layout. I am unable to identify the connector based on the its locking ability and layout. It could even be a common one ...
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Circular DVI Connector

I am building a custom computer case into a 40mm grenade case however I am running into an issue with how to handle the DVI connections (need two of them). Ideally I would like to use a circular ...
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Board to board connection cable

I have a project where there are 2 board to be connected inside of a metal shielded chassis: 1) 2 layer power/analog/ext connector (usb/spdif/audio) 2) 4 layer digital board (lcd+mpu+fpga) The ...
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Correct Part for Connect an Two-Pin LED or Switch

Quite simply what I'd like to know is, what is the technical information for the male connector that corresponds to the following plug: The male connectors (headers?) are commonly found on computer ...
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What do I do with the “shell stakes” on connectors?

I've seen a few connectors with "kinked shell stakes" (example). It's probably obvious but what are they for? Are they somehow soldered to the board or do they wrap around it? Should I drill holes ...
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Is an RJ45 / 8P8C connector a good way of connecting an Arduino to a simple device / circuit?

I'm creating a two-part, bass guitar-style MIDI controller, where the left hand plays a small fretboard which detects which frets are being played, and the right hand "plucks" strings (actually senses ...
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How should I detach those kinds of components on my motherboard? [closed]

How should I detach both components linked by white, blue and red wires from the computer motherboard on the attached picture? Just pulling them? Indeed, I don't want to damage them.
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What type of 2x4 connector is this?

Each of the pins is a discrete channel/line and I would like to plug this into a breadboard - does anyone know what type of connector would let me split these out please? I know I could make a ...
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Mystery 18-pin and 10-pin Molex Plugs

I'm working with a system that has a pair of plugs that I'm not familiar with. They appear to be Molex Mini Fit Jr. style connectors (such as those used to provide power for PCIe devices that require ...
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Help with obsolete Molex PN: 35143-0201

Molex no longer makes part number 35143-0201. I have been unsuccessful in locating an alternate cross manufacturer for this part... Any ideas? Thanks... Dale Molex Spec 35143-0201 Component ...
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How do I find a matching plug & header pair?

I'm browsing board to wire type connectors. My aim is to solder a header on my PCB, and use a plug to receive/transmit signals from it. As far as I see, the headers and plugs are sold separately, and ...
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What to do with third contact in DC barrel plug with only two input contacts

My AC-DC adapter gives output of 12V and GND. I tried to search for suitable DC barrel plugs and found that most of them have three terminals So, pin 1 is positive in my case. 1. Which pin should I ...
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What connector is similar to U.FL but has no pin?

I am trying to identify this connector style: Look at the two RF micro-coax connectors on the left, just next to the PCB antennas. They look identical to U.FL or IPEX but have no central pin. ...
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good electrical terminal crimpers? [closed]

Anyone know of a good type of electrical terminal crimpers from a reputable manufacturer? The ones you find at Home Depot or Lowes are cheap, but they're simple lever systems for squishing the ...