This is the contact used on the Xbox 360 battery pack. Is it a custom part that was made for Microsoft or is it an off-the-shelf part?

If it is a custom part is there anyway I can replicate it short of sending it off to China?

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    \$\begingroup\$ @LeonHeller sure, but why can't we leave the question as an identification question. Finding connectors so that hobbyiest can use surplus/refurb batteries for commodity products seems very much on-topic. \$\endgroup\$
    – akohlsmith
    Jan 20, 2013 at 22:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is not for repairs. Its for a modified controller power supply I am building \$\endgroup\$ Jan 20, 2013 at 22:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ ...then it's even more on topic ;-) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 20, 2013 at 23:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ are you building the controller or battery? Which side of the connector are you interested in? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 22, 2013 at 8:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ The battery side. So I need the part pictured \$\endgroup\$ Jan 22, 2013 at 12:39

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Well, you can find the male connector apparently. http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=2031+203470&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=battery+connector&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial

This connector can easily be improvised. If you have a hot glue gun you may cast the connector using bits of metal. I've made a few connectors out of silicone, and they work quite well. Be creative :D

  • \$\begingroup\$ On your link I only see connectors with 2, 3, 4 or 5 connections. The image shows 6 connections. Can you add a direct link to the product you mean? \$\endgroup\$
    – user17592
    Feb 12, 2013 at 14:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Here is a link to a 6 contacts connector. The problem is that is a male and you need a female connector, but as I said you should be able to improvise one that would work. \$\endgroup\$
    – Chris
    Feb 13, 2013 at 0:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmm .. it seems they also have the female connector here. Beware that you have to pay extra 15$ for delivery, if you're outside US. Also, the picture is misleading, the connector has 6 contacts. Ask for assistance from Farnell. \$\endgroup\$
    – Chris
    Feb 13, 2013 at 0:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Only thing left to do is check the dimensions match the ones on the controller. The other solution would be to have a thicker PCB sit on top and act as the part \$\endgroup\$ Mar 12, 2013 at 10:59

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