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

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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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Are there any stiff and coded connectors that can be used board-to-board and board-to-wire? [on hold]

I like to make some modules with flexible connection options. The modules could be connected to another perpendicular (some modules standing on another like PCI cards in a PC) or by wires. The ...
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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 ...
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Special terminal blocks for PT100?

I'm about to lay out a board that will connect to a 4 wire PT100 sensor. Are regular screw terminal block connectors OK or do I need something more specialist? I am mainly thinking about possible ...
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What is “ol plug-it-in” as a charge approach?

I'm reading an article which is about wearable smart watches. In the following context author says Sony SmartWatch 3 uses ol' plug-it-in approach for charging, I ...
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What is non-micro USB connector? [closed]

I'm reading an article which is about wearable smart watches. To their credit, many of the manufacturers have made charging a non-micro USB charging affair, though Motorola’s Moto 360 is ...
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Using a “quick connect” terminal for IEC inlet or just soldering the wires?

I am using the Schaffner FN284-10-06 power inlet for a project. It has "quick connect" terminals, and it seems like the 3M FDI18-250Q connector would fit them. I've never used a connector like this ...
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Which connector to use?

I want to connect two PCBs with four wires: VCC, GND, 2x I2C. Which connector is best suited for this application? I was thinking about an USB connector (and wire), but I am not sure if that is the ...
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Direct cable to board compact assembly?

I am looking to attach a cable to board in the most compact (yet manufacturable) way possible. This does not need to be disassembled ever, it can be a permanent connection. Is there a standard way ...
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Can you exceed connector contact rating under airflow?

I have a connector, and it has a rating of 0.5A / pin. I can't have anymore pins this is fixed interface from a customer and there's only one power pin. There's also no other sources of power in ...
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What kind of socket for a 5-position 0.067 pitch part?

What kind of socket would I use to connect a 5-pin 0.067" pitch part (the Murata OKR-T10-W12) to a piece of normal 0.1" pitch stripboard? Googling "0.067 5-pin socket" gets me hits for CPU sockets ...
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Why (almost) all HDMI connectors in devices are female?

I have just bought an HDMI 10m cable and of course it comes with male plugs on both ends, and that's because almost all HDMI devices have a female socket. But why is that? I can understand that when ...
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Read the instrument data from printer port directly with computer

I could not find the step by step guide of some kind to accomplish what I am planning to do. I have two devices that I want to connect to PC (windows). Right now, both devices write their output ...
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Does a 4-pin XLR cable actually contain 4 separate conductors? Alternatives?

Sounds like a dumb question but isn't, I think. While researching the possibility of using 4-pin XLR cables to hook together an LED stage lighting project, some catalogue pages seem to imply many ...
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Flat profile IDC type connectors and cable replacement

Hello guys I am looking to replace IDC connector on my project board with something flatter like the ones found in laptop. The problem as I do not have any guide to go around to look for the right ...
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What is this type of wire-connector called? [duplicate]

I am having the hardest time finding something like this on Mouser. I have find things similar, without the screw for example, but never exactly this. Is there a generic name for this type of ...
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Can I use a standard 30 pin ZIF cable on this one?

I need to extend the length of the flat cable pictured below which sits inside a Benq monitor. Do you guys think I can switch this short (~10cm) cable with this one ? ...
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What type of Connector is this?

The connector on the left is a standard BNC, but could someone please tell me what the connector on the right is?
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How do I connect the edge connectors on the PCB to a breadboard?

How do I connect the edge connectors on the PCB (shown in the below image) to a breadboard ? Are there any standard breakout boards or Adaptors available for this purpose ? Link to the user guide of ...
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Can I use aluminum tape or naked two paralleled striped cables to connect parallel LED strips?

I need to parallel connected couple dozen cut LED strips. The total current reaching them won't exceed around 2 amps. My constraint: I can not order any more components for the job. My tools: ...
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Low profile 4-lead connector

I have looked all through parts catalogs and am having a hard time finding a female connector for my project. What I am doing is stacking two small SMD PCB above each other. In between them is a ...
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Connector Problem. How to conveniently connect with cell-phone LiPo batteries

Using a LiPo battery from sparkfun is easy as it comes with a molex connector on it. But how to conveniently connect to a LiPo battery taken from a cellphone? Soldering doesn't work on the exposed ...
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Looking for a way to connect Edge card to wire wrap using Eagle

I am working on a project that requires many discrete transistors. Suffice it to say, it is for a transistorized 4-bit CPU project. I came across some oldschool IBM info on Wiki, and would like to ...
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Terminal Block Strip Electrical Block Connector 3A 5A 10 Amp /36 Wire Connectors min and max current limit?

With reference to the picture below: The first block connector have a 3A shown beside, the second one with 5A and the third one have 10A. What do the 3A, 5A and 10A mean? Does it mean that the 3A ...
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Connectors that protect wires from breaking when it is resonating alot

I am building a robot vehicle, that is resonating alot when it is in rough areas. Cause of this the wires in the robot will resonate a bit too. When this happens every now and then a 'vein' (tiny ...
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Need help with a vertical mount, male A USB connector

I need to figure out a way to get a Male A USB connector to vertically attach to a PCB. Ideally, we wouldn't use a surface mount right angle connector. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Most ...
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How to connect this potentiometer to this PCB?

How am I supposed to connect this potentiometer to the PCB?
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DC Power supply Jack connector pinout

I'm trying to make a footprint for this connector: But I have a trouble about pinout. What is the SLEEVE TERMINAL, TIP TERMINAL, SHUNT TERMINAL? What is my power connection? V+ and GND?
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Name that thing… Circular 4-pin female connector

I've been asked to wire in some Octopod LED lights driven by a Pixel Drive 30 controller, but I can't work out what the connectors are between the lights. I tried to contact the manufacturer but ...
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What type of connector is this?

Can anyone identify this connector type?
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Controlling direction of current flow through pin depending on the type of device connected

I have a small portable device - lets call it MASTER - which can be inserted into two different accessories - CHARGER and SLAVE. You can check very rough block diagrams in the attached picture. ...
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Held me identify this connector [Image]

Today I found a circuit board in the trash, with a unknown, but interesting looking connector. I can't really think of a possible usage so I'm asking you: What is this connector called and what is it ...
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What is the name of the connector which hakko soldering irons have

I would like to build a soldering station for a Hakko 907 soldering iron, but i don't know the name of the connector what I'm going to need. Here is a link for the soldering iron that I have ...
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Breadboard header for usbasp

I am not able to find any breadboard headers for this particular usb asp connector Here They do exist because I've seen then at school, but I can't seem to find them online. I bought breakable male ...
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Connect / disconnect USB while external power source remains connected

I have some arduino mini pro collecting environment data, so they operate a long time collecting and I need to connect Gnd - Rx - Tx once in a while to transfer data to my PC, and then disconnect. I ...
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What kind of “locking” barrel connector is this?

I am looking for a replacement for a barrel connector; this is a locking connector (PN: PWRS-14000-260R for a Motorola FX9500 RFID Reader Country of origin: CHINA) however the locking 'fins' (for lack ...
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CAT5/6 to non RJ45 connector assemblies

What types of non-RJ45 cable assemblies plugs/sockets are common? I need to carry instrumentation signals (8 of them) which are a mix of small signal and 60Vpp. I cannot use RJ45 in case someone ...
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What is the name of this connector from a fan?

I am EE hobbyist and I often used recycled parts in my projects. I came across this connector to a Heat Sink Fan and would like to know the name of it. Thanks for the help.
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Why is this resistor connected between connector shield and ground?

I was looking over my raspberry pi model B and I noticed a resistor between the USB power connector shield and ground. I've noticed this on many PCB designs with much larger packaged resistors ...