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I would like help figuring out what type of cable and connector are shown in the images. I have a robotic cd autoloader and the arm stopped working properly and this cable shows signs of wear. Any help is appreciated. I know this is a 10 pin cable but I'm not sure what it's actually called. Is this a standard cable with connectors? Mine is about 18" long. If it's not a standard cable is there a person who can make this for me?

Thanks,

Daniel

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Connector Image 2

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It's FPC, i would look at Nicomatic website for datasheets or part numbers. I had visually similar cables from Nicomatic. Looks much like 2.54mm pitch, although you should measure it.

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That's a flat-flex cable.

Digi-Key does semi-custom (standard part number, but made up when you order it) versions that might work for you. Otherwise, it's fully custom and you're out of luck.

See Digi-Key part number 10-018.75-173-ND (but the gender's wrong) or try their parametric search. You will want to measure the pitch of the connector.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ How do I measure the pitch of the connector? \$\endgroup\$ – Dan Dec 1 '14 at 18:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ measure between the outermost pins with a ruler, divide by (N-1). \$\endgroup\$ – markrages Dec 1 '14 at 18:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ ... Where N = the number of pins being measured across. \$\endgroup\$ – Michael Karas Dec 2 '14 at 4:27

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