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

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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 ...
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Why are there so many USB connector types?

Why are there so many different USB connector types? Is it just that they've gotten smaller as Moore's Law progressed and there was a need for smaller connectors, or is there something more?
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Slide lock or flip lock for FPC connector?

I'm looking at different connectors for for an FPC cable, and I've narrowed it down to two nearly identical connectors, whose only difference in the lock. One uses a "slide lock": While the other ...
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connector for 25Amps

I am using the OSTT7020150 connector for my board. This connector has capability to connect wires 10-25AWG which means it can tolerate about 25Amps(from the AWG chart). Now, when designing the ...
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Dont know where to connect HD AUDIO or AC-97, & USB [migrated]

I'll provide pictures so you guys can see, but basically I recently bought a new case for my pre built lenovo k330b. I cant find how I'm supposed to position the connectors. Please help me out with ...
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Metal connector case connection when using a plastic housing

I'm designing a board with 2 SFP connectors and I am not sure what I should connect the cage pins to. The manufacturer recommends connecting the case pins to chassis ground but my product is in a ...
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What is the name of the following cable?

Instead of wrapping cables I will like to make the connection by using the following type of cable: what is the name of the female and male cable with this circular end? I will like to buy this ...
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Can I cut up a proprietary barrel connector cord and make a USB power cord with it?

I have a Yaesu VX-8DR radio, and its power input is a barrel connector. In the age of smartphones, where basically every single device I have uses a USB cable to charge at up to 2.4 amps, I'd like to ...
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Circular Connector Alternative

I am looking for a connector that is circular, can be turned when in contact and can carry 5V/GND/2 data lines. The headphone Jack is the perfect solution. It has 4 contacts (can be less), it is ...
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What connector type is this 3-pin connector from an HP printer power adapter?

I have this HP 0950-4404 AC Power Adapter, from a discarded printer, that I want to re-purpose. I'd rather keep the connector intact and buy a jack that it fits. I can't find anything online about it. ...
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How to wire Mean Well RT-65D power supply?

I'm not very familiar with electronics. Especially I have never wired a 230 V power supply manually. There is a Mean Well RT-65D power supply. I have a rubber connector with open wires blue, brown ...
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Industry standard ways of connecting boards / modules?

There are literally thousands of different types of connectors when I'm searching on a distributor such as element14, and I'm not sure what are the "standard" ways of connecting boards together. ...
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What size crimp connector for 2.54mm headers?

I have a few pin headers on my board which are the standard 2.54mm spaced pins (datasheet), and I'm trying to find the appropriate female crimp connector which will connect to it, exactly like the one ...
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LCD connector repair [closed]

Does any one know if it is o.k to run a soldering iron over the connector with the fine black traces on in the photograph attached(or below I am new to pic posting :D)? I have an office kitted out ...
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Help identifying FFC Apple rMPB keyboard connector

I'm working on hacking a Retina MacBookPro (2013) keyboard for use with Arduino. The keyboard has a 30pin FFC (or is it FPC?) connector interface. I'm looking for any kind of connector that would ...
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Record signal when two items touch each other

I have a Carrera GO!!! race track. There's a plastic mechanical lap counter that adjusts every time a car passes it. What I would like to do is to have some sort of electrical connection that when ...
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Need help to determine the type of part [closed]

I'm trying to repair an old Atari power adapter. The cable has snapped flush to the connector. I'd like to identify the type of connector to redo the cable. It's bigger than audio 3.5mm but smaller ...
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Ripped off connector with no trace left [closed]

My friend's phone (ZTE F101) had the miniUSB connector ripped of the board, and when it broke it also pulled the pad. All 5 pads of the connector don't have traces and instead they have micro-vias ...
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Any information on BLS, BLD, HU, etc connectors

There are a few similar types of connectors: BLS, BLD, HU, PHU. They are frequently encountered in electronic devices, but I couldn't find any information on them. Google only finds a bunch of places ...
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What is the standard 1-wire bus connector?

What is the normal connector that people put at the end of a long cable with a MAX31820 / DS18B20 temperature sensor at the other end? What is the normal connector that people solder to the PCB when ...
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Reliable connectors for digital sensors

I have designed a data collection device which is mounted on a moving vehicle. Is there any recommended connectors that can survive high vibrations for digital sensors?
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Do they make triangle-shaped headers?

I've been working with some PIR sensors from Panasonic, and I was wondering if there are any types of female headers/connectors that I could use to wire the three pins of the sensor without directly ...
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Preferences: Male or Female connector on board

On a prototyping board for use by students, should one place male (pin) headers or female headers on the PCB, considering that most of the pins will be unused most of the time. I'm inclined to place ...
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Actual/theoretical benefits of round or flat outlet prongs

What might be the reasoning for European connectors having rounded prongs while USA and UK connectors are primarily flat pronged? Please correct any mis-tagging.
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Headers and Cable for a LCD and UI?

My current layout consists of two 16 pin (8x2) 2.54mm pitch (shrouded) headers. One is for an 16x2 LCD screen and the other will be for a button interface as well as status LEDs which will be mounted ...
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What is the best way to solder these wires to circuit board?

What is the best way to solder these stranded wires onto a vero board (strip board)? I am thinking maybe using some kind of connector instead of just soldering on. It will make things more flexible. ...
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PCB's with Connectors

Are there any guidelines, standards or rules of thumb to follow when designing a PCB with connectors (USB, ethernet, etc.) that will need to fit into a case with a back panel? More specifically, how ...
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Quick-connect terminals - how to mount/connect them? Or Alternative PCB switches

I am currently designing a product for use in the automotive industry, and it will be used externally to the vehicle. I am at the awkward stage of trying to combine PCB design with product ...
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What is this ribbon cable connector / where to buy?

I plan to make a circuit for a system and most of parts in the system use this type of connector. It would be really great if I can buy such a connector. (in the picture it is 10 pins while there ...
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What does “16 -> 14 AWG” mean?

I'm looking at this product, contacts for a connector. The text says: Molex 19420 Series PCB Connector Contact, 2.55 x 2.8 mm, 16 → 14 AWG Tin Plated What does the last part mean? 16 → ...
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What is the name/type of this DC power connector?

I would like to know the name/type of this connector: It provides 12 DC power to a hand drill, its diameter is about 2.5mm. I would like to buy an adapter for it that converts it to a 4mm banana ...
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What options are there for connecting peripherals to a micro controller? [closed]

I'm developing a prototype based around the netdunio and I am not looking at connecting external sensors to the device. I need to be able to disconnect the sensors when required but I am looking for ...
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What is a good single conductor wire-to-wire connector?

I'm currently using 3-position JST connectors with two of the wires cut off, but this is unsatisfying. The 3 position JST is also bulkier than I'd like, and has lots of "barbs" and corners to catch on ...
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Checking my understanding of “branch in parallel current” warning

A datasheet for a power connector I was looking at tonight has this warning: Note: Do not branch in parallel current which exceeds the rated current. If branched in parallel, current ...
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Reliable docking charging connector?

I am designing a mobile robot which needs to re-charge in a docking station, but I'm having difficulty deciding what to do about the connector. I have two choices: design and make our own connector, ...
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Do Cable Connectors/Terminal Blocks impact power requirements?

I am planning on using a bunch of spare ego-T parts to build some mods and was thinking of hooking some AA battery block via some Cable Connectors/Terminal Blocks to an LED, Button and 510 Threaded ...
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Connectors and receptacles for easily plugging and unplugging cables

What are good solutions for pluggable, "free-hanging" cable connections? As simple as this question might sound, I am currently struggling in finding components that allow me to easily connect and ...
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DSUB9 maximum signal speed

Is there a practical limit to how fast a data transmission can be run over a DSUB9, SMD male to ribbon cable female? An engineer from a large connector manufacturer once told me that the insertion ...
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How is “plug-in auto detection” realized with this circuit?

This question is specific for ACT2802X series 5V/2.5A Backup Battery Pack Manager IC. On page 15, there is a schematic that provides a solution for auto plug-in detection. However, I cannot ...
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What is the technical standard name for the USB connector used for Samsung Behold phone

I am in search of the technical name for the connector used for charging and data transfer in samsung behold sgh t919. One end is USB standard, what is the other end named? Is it an International or ...
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What is this connector?

I'm working on soldering a 3.5 mm female jack to the Thinkgeek Personal Soundtrack Shirt Controller so I can output to any speaker I please, however I am wondering if this is an actual connector I can ...
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Fan 4-pin connector

My laptop's power supply to the fan gave up and I want to reroute it. My plan is to use power from the USB. And I want to make it clean, with connectors instead of soldering (where applicable). The ...
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Help identifying compact, flat connector found on brushless DC motor

Do you know the manufacturer or model number of the connector shown in this picture? It came on an unidentified brushless DC motor. Contacts shown are receptacles, not pins. The contact pitch is ...
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Footprint measures

I'm making the footprint of a component (this one, in particular) but I'm stuck with the measures which the "datasheet" specify, since I'm not familiar with this notation. I've seen this kind of ...
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Socket for Thinkpad R50p keyboard connector

I want to use my old Thinkpads' keyboard but cant find a fitting socket for the connector. Is there a way to identify the socket type or manufacturer so I can find it on the (German) market? ...
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Spring Loaded Contacts in vibrating Environment

I need to create a high current (~2A) connection between multiple closely stacked PCBs. Signal connections are made using a 0.5mm pitch, 4mm stack height mezzantine connector with a individual pin ...
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Please help me identify two pin locking connector

This is a two pin, locking style connector with "AMP" molded into the front edge; there is also a "P". Material is nylon or similar and the pins are pushed in from the rear like Molex connectors. What ...