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I need a VGA socket for my project (preferably PCB mounted but that's not reevent probably). But I can't find such a thing at any of my usual suppliers.

I presume they have some other name I need to look for? Searching through the many thousand types of connector hasn't helped me so far...

So, my question is, what do I need to look for for a vga socket connector?

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If you mean this one

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that's known under different names, but the most common is D-sub 15 (sub for subminiature, which is a bit odd, since it's not that small). Other names you might encounter are mini D15 or HD15.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes that's the one! Thank you, knowing what to search for was my problem :) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 28 '12 at 9:21
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    \$\begingroup\$ It;s called sub-miniature because it was smaller then the miniature connectors when it was introduced. Times have changed, and now we see it as being quite large. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 28 '12 at 9:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ Bit o' Trivia: The commonly accepted name is DB-15, however, the CORRECT name (that no one actually uses) is DE-15. The second letter denotes the case size. This stems from DB-25 being the old serial port cables (on what we now know as parallel port connector) switching to the 9 pin version. Should have been DE-9, but was mistakenly called DB-9. Since the VGA is the same size, it probably pulled in the DB designation. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 28 '12 at 20:24

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