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

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What is the most physically robust USB connector for PCB?

Of the different types of USB connector that can be fitted to a PCB, which is the most physically robust type?
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How to wire screw type banana jacks

I recently purchased some of these: Digi-Key Banana Jack. Unfortunately, I'm new and there isn't the supporting documentation I need to be able to determine how they're to be used. Unlike other ...
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How to test/flash many modules?

Suppose I have several hundred pieces of the same module to test and flash, and the connectors themselves have wire holes in them like below. What's a good way to make the connection without ...
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Need help to identify a PCB connector

I'm refurbishing an old Apple II Power Supply made by Astec. It's working now, but I damaged the connectors which connect the Live and Neutral wires to the Power Supply PCB. On the PCB are two posts, ...
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barrel connectors which guarantee outer contact before inner contact?

Is there any feature I can look for on a barrel connector to ensure that the outer conductor (the negative terminal in my case) makes contact first before the inner conductor? I can't seem to find ...
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Threaded alternative to MMCX connectors which mates to RG-316/U

I'm currently in the process of redesigning the RF section of a communications system for a cube satellite. There are two PCBs in this system: one containing the down/up converters and modem, and ...
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USB connector to BNC connectors back to USB connector

I would like to split a USB cable (carrying data from an instrument) up into separate parts, I think there are 4 or 5 connectors inside of it including ground, then send two each through my BNC ports. ...
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What is the name for gold plated docking station contacts?

I design a device that must connect to the docking station which has spring loaded pins. I'm looking for gold plated contact for the device side (sample shown on the picture), so these contact pads ...
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ZIF socket with 0.1" row spacing

I am looking for a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket with 0.1" between the two rows. The socket is to accept a DIP header like this: So one side of the header would go into the ZIF socket, the ...
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Terminal size to connector size

This may be a stupid question, so please bear with me. I have a fuse block with #8-32 and #10-32 screw terminals. What size loop connectors would I order for those, for proper fit? The loop ...
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Which end of a barrel connector is positive

I am having trouble understanding barrel connectors. From what I read online either the inside or the outside can be positive or negative depending on the direction of the current. SO which end is ...
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What does KFD stand for in a N type RF Connector

A RFID antenna supplier specified the antenna connector as N-50KFD Female. After a lot of googling I was unable to determine what does the KFD stand for. Is there a standard for these letters. I ...
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What type of molex connector is this?

I've been buying wire-to-wire and wire-to-board Molex connectors that look like this: from a local hardware store for years (the image is taken from SparkFun, which sells them with the crimp ...
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CAN bus connector issue

I've got a circuit with a CAN bus connector like the following with two RJ11 connectors to be connected in a daisy-chain style: But only one of them is working (I tested them by connecting to ...
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KiCad Multiple power inputs

I'm working on a project in KiCad. I have a connector that has multiple connections for GND, +5V, and +12V (all set to type: Power Output) in order to increase the maximum current. However, I don't ...
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Questions regarding the PS Vita Joystick module

This is the joystick module in question: https://da2lh5cs8ikqj.cloudfront.net/cart-products/MsqgdvcV5lPa5bEZ.large I wanted to ask if anyone knows where I can find the 6 pin FPC connector for the PS ...
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What type of connector is this for storage device [migrated]

I have a NAS kind of box, which I got it from my old office when they were moving out, at first I thought this was a simple ehternet cable, but it is not. Any idea what is this connection? Another ...
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Panel mount DC barrel jack on PCB

Is it possible to solder the panel mounted DC connector shown in the image below on to a PCB? I was unable to find an Eagle library for the same. If it is not possible to solder on to a PCB, any ideas ...
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AC Single pin Male/Female Plug

Is there any single pin AC Male/Female plug is available? What is it called? I tried a lot searching on google but didn't find anything. I am looking something similar to RCA Cable for transmitting ...
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Help identifying connector type?

Could anyone help me identify these male and female connectors? They're smd mount, I would guess molex, but Farnell shows way too many results to sift through. Any lead is much appreciated! I am also ...
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Aircom air connectors, what are they called?

Does anyone know what type of connector this is?
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how to connect micro display with DPI interface

I am beginner to do this . What I want to do is to connect dart4460 board to micro oled display. dart4460(omap4460) has display interface. oled display supports 24 bit RGB signal. here are specs ...
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Soldering USB cables : USB male to pin headers?

I find it quite difficult to work with USB cables by reusing premade ones : the wires in them are very thin, and it is quite hard to solder them properly, without breaking them. How do you solder ...
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Identify this staggered, 2-pin Lemo connector

I would like to identify this 2-pin staggered Lemo connector: The channel diameter is 23mm. The top socket is larger than the bottom socket and both have a slot cut across the diameter.
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can you identify this connector?

noticed this inside a old-ish Kindle. It's a cup with a single pin. Wondering what type of connector this is called and maybe who supplies it.
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What is this cable-joining black shell component called?

What is the name of the oblong black shell thing that is (presumably) connecting the two halves of the cable? There is a small one and a large one shown in the image below. I've searched around for ...
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What's the name of this type of connector

What's the name of the connector in the picture below? Is it suitable to use such connector and wires as signal wires routed from main PCB to the front panel for ethernet and USB? Update: After ...
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Temporary connection between two individual very small wires

I've separated a bunch of phone wire to connect a bunch of small devices (small motors, switches, buttons, electromagnets, etc all embedded in Lego blocks) and I need a way to temporarily connect ...
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What type is this connector?

Can anybody tell me the name of the connector shown in these photos? (I mean the biggest one, which is centered in the photos)
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Solutions to covering exposed pin headers using a cap?

I have the following 6 pin headers exposed which is attached to a cable. I was wondering if there was a solution to protect the pins using a cap system like a usb stick cap. Since this will be going ...
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How to bundle two breadboards?

How to hold two breadboards together in a way that they dont take apart so I can put them in my car easily and go on travel? There are so many wires between them
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Identify this automotive flat-pinned connector

This connector is from the wiper controller on an old Jeep Cherokee. (The relay seems to have destroyed the board.) Most of each blade is housed in plastic and the tips plug into matching female ...
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PCIe switch connection

I have designed a board with a SoC (I.MX6) and a PCIe switch (PEX8605), everthing it's working in the board exept the PCIe switch, we can't even recognise it with lspci, dmesg..., so I wanna check if ...
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Number of “positions” in a connector?

I have a part that says "2 positions", does this mean I could feed VCC through one pin and GND through the other, or are they 'connected'? Source:digikey.com
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High power PCB to PCB connector names?

Trying something new out, I'd like to make an 'attachment' PCB that will slot into my mother-PCB, and all the questions here have said to use a kind of edge-to-edge connector or a ribbon connector. ...
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What connector is appropriate for a 500V electrostatic speaker?

A research group just bought an electrostatic speaker that came with a long cable that is meant to be soldered to the speaker wires. However it would be more convenient to have a connector(s) there. ...
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Crimping Connector Issues

I am attempting to make some of my own connectors to attach to a PCB I have made. This was the tool I used to perform the crimps: Source My primary issue is that the connector will not fit into the ...
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What connector is this?

I need a cable for something I'm working on, but I don't want to just cut off the connector for the existing cable, can you help be identify the type of connector this is so I can buy a new connector ...
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Threaded wire connections

I'm working on a senior design project that is using three 20-30 gauge wires that are going into a detachable box. The idea is that the box has three wires coming out of it, and the three wires that ...
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What is the name/type of the connector on the 28byj-48 stepper motors?

These are very useful inexpensive motors however I haven't been able to identify what type of plug is on them to make custom driver boards. Here is a picture: Thanks Andy
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Suitable FFC socket for this LCD module

I've ordered this LCD module, and I'm trying to find a suitable connector for it. It's 26 pins with pitch of 0.8mm, but as you can see, the right hand side is "sticking out" of the connector. Is this ...
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Dupont connector for 5A

I have to do a connector adapter, that has to handle 5A current, from a pwm motor driving circuit(power mosfet), to the motor. I have not found the current rating for dupont connectors It is ...
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Assembling my own antenna cable - considerations

I need to use a 4 m antenna cable on an application. Due to non-standard cable length and some more unrelated reasons, I am considering to assemble my own cable which I have not done such thing ...
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Connecting i2c slaves to master over RJ45 style cable?

I'm desigining several modules (e.g. sensors, motor controller, etc.) that need to communicate over I²C. These modules can be up to 15ft (5m) away from the base module (I²C master - Spark Photon) - ...
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What type of plug is this (looks like mini din 4 pin)

I'm holding a connector that looks just like a 4-pin mini din male plug, except that the plastic prong is in the wrong place and there is an extra metal strip, wide, thin and too short to be a pin, ...
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Swapping colors with a VGA cable/connector [closed]

The VGA connector appears to have discrete wires for specific colors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector If I spliced 2 cables together (or made a specialized connector) but reversed all the ...
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How can I know the phase shift or phase delay of the SMA connector and RF port?

I am now doing a project to measure the phase difference in my circuit. Figure 1 is my circuit. My target is to know the phase difference between the output of the DAC and the input of the ADC. I have ...
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What wire-to-board connector is this?

I thought this would be trivial to source. Looks like the usual molex style connector. But it seems to have a 1.8 mm pitch: Any ideas what kind of connector this is? I cannot find anything with ...
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How to select a DC cable connection type based on current?

I have a battery and DC-DC converter solution that I've ordered. The solution will output 20A continuously at 5V, and will sometimes pulse up to 30A for durations up to 10 seconds. I believe voltage ...
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Dupont-like connector with more than 3A current rating?

I really like 2.54mm Dupont connectors because they have single pin plugs and receptacles, they are universal, flexible and easy to use, especially for prototyping. Is there any similar connectors ...