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

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Thunderbolt to USB3.0 to eSata [migrated]

I have a camera that its only output port is thunderbolt. The laptop that I want to connect the camera is a windows laptop and it has only these input ports: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSata, ethernet and a ...
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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 ...
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Why does it take less force to mate a full-detent SMPM connector than to demate?

As seen in the table at the bottom of the page the mating force of a full-detent SMPM connector is less than its demating force. This is the opposite of every other type of SMP/SMPM connector listed ...
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Female-female connector, but what is it called?

Question What is the "official" name for this type of connector? (the large black box in the image) More info... I need the connection to connect two PCBs together as one was missing from a system ...
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Connect a 4-pin connector to power supply

I currently have a fan with a 4-pin connector that I want to power, but I do not have a power supply with a 4 or 8-pin connection. Is it possible to disconnect this connector piece and connect the ...
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Missing connector name

Someone can tell me the name of theese type of connectors? I need a standard name. 3.5mm diameter.
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Is there some kind of jumper for banana plugs?

I have a three-phase cable harness (low voltage) for connecting to a motor. I have it connectorized so I can easily plug/unplug the motor. I would like to insert a short inline cable so I can measure ...
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Unusual Lemo PCB sockets (male PCB contacts, 2-pin 5B, etc)

I am trying to construct a comprehensive Kicad library of Lemo connectors. While working through the "normal" datasheet (unipole_multipole.pdf), I found several combinations appear to be missing. For ...
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Mini-DIN to USB-Power [closed]

I have an old laser printer, HP LaserJet 2100, with 2 ports: a parallel port; an 8-pin mini-DIN female "LocalTalk port" connector: I am using a Raspberry Pi as a network print server. The Pi ...
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Can anyone identify if this is a standard connector or not?

Or let me know if there's a decision tree process to find out myself. It's from the LVDS connector on an apple motherboard. Foxconn part number m38&39, 01-01003047-00-b. I'm wondering if the ...
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What kind of JTAG connector is this?

I have two circuit boards that are almost identical. One has a JTAG socket, and one does not. I want to add a socket to the one that doesn't have one, but I don't know which part to get. This is the ...
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Switch PCIe connections

I'm trying to implement a PCI express switch; one lane from SoC and, two for mini PCIe ports. Something like the picture below. But I'm confused with the Tx and Rx connections, the transmitter ...
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Assembling JST PH connectors

I assembled a few JST PHR-4 connectors with wires (manually crimped SPH-002T-P0.5S crimp terminals with AWG24 wires and inserted it into the PHR-4 connector housing). When I tried to join connector ...
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Cheapest connector solution?

I'm currently making a 16x16 LED matrix (something like here: http://e2e.ti.com/group/launchyourdesign/m/msp430microcontrollerprojects/447779.aspx ), and I opted not to make them into a grid, but ...
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Push-on coaxial connector with RF leakage performance comparable to threaded-coax connector?

In examining the performance characteristics of the push-on SMP connector I've noticed that the RF leakage is at best -80dB @ 3 GHz and then continues to degrade as the frequency increases to -65 dB ...
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Use female Apple lightning connector for charging LiPo

I am creating a electronics project powered by a 3.7 V LiPo Battery. I want to make it chargeable via Micro USB or Lightning cables. Is it possible to buy female Lightning connectors and is it ...
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Need connector suggestions

I have an outdoor electronics project which is running 5V DC through 12 AWG wire to power strands of LEDs through 24 AWG wires. The strands are powered in parallel like so: ...
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What is this socket name and where can I buy the female counterpart?

I have this socket on a PCB which is half inch wide (1.27 centimeters) with pins being close together (I think 0.05") and not uniformly spaced like in a normal IDC connector. I need to create a ribbon ...
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About spring loaded solderless connector for JTAG pads

The 14-pin JTAG header on a PCB, JTAG pads without holes, no other holes on PCB around JTAG connection area. Does it exist a special solderless JTAG connector for connecting JTAG cable to such JTAG ...
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Cable connector type identification

I would like to know what is the name of these type of Cable Connector's please, and where do I get them? and do they come in various sizes for the same Pin Count? also, I have another one with 4 Pins ...
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What are types of connection between metallic conductors and glass part of an LCD?

I know that elastomeric connectors are being used to connect metallic conductors to the conductive paths on the glass part of an LCD but there must be other ways being commonly used. For example in ...
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Giant Connector Plug

I'm looking for a very big connector plug, similar to the old SCART connectors, except I need it to be at the following specs: No Of Pins: At least 35, preferably 50 Gauge size: At least 12 pins with ...
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USB Connector not following USB Protocol

I am developing a product that will communicate with each other via a cable and would like to use USB micro-B type connectors. However, the communication protocol will NOT be USB compliant. Is there a ...
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Choosing Connector for High Speed Signals

What parameters make connectors for high speed signals different from ordinary berg sticks/box connectors? I want to connect MIPI-CSI2 signals from my Processor board to an Add-On board through ...
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Name for this type of connector?

Can Anyone help me to identify this board to board connector? 7 springs connector on top and 8 on the bottom. answer Found a Korean company producing it. Thanks. This is the plug on the other ...
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Connectors for a RS485 multipoint bus

I need to connect a bunch of Mass Flow Controllers on a RS485 (TIA-485-A) multipoint bus. I will use Modbus protocol to communicate with the devices. As specified on modbus.org (Specification and ...
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Can anyone identify this power connector?

I'm looking to find the name of this type of connector: The picture above is from a power adapter I have and provides 10v (not that that matters). If you can't tell from the image, it's basically a ...
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Contact Cleaner VS Alcohol

If I was to use contact cleaner on some connectors, Would this have a better or worst impact then using 100% alcohol? Does contact cleaner leave Residue?