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

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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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How do I convert my old David Clark Headset to work with my cell phone? [closed]

I have a David Clark noise cancelling headset (Mod#: H10-66XL) that I used in my previous job that I would like to use with my cell phone. Does anyone know of a way to convert the male plug to fit the ...
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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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In-ear monitor (IEM) connector [closed]

I'm looking for connectors that fit in-ear monitors, and I found some: http://www.plussoundaudio.com/diy/connectors.html (Custom In Ear Monitor Connectors) However, these are a little pricey and I'd ...
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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 does the 3A, 5A and 10A means? Does it mean that the ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...