Questions tagged [cable-assemblies]

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What exact connector is this?

I'm trying figure out what connector this is? The pitch is 2mm. I believe it may be a type of JST connector. connector: mate: pitch:
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Terminology for flexible cabling on moving loads

Words are escaping me - literally. What do you call a bundle or loop or coil of power/control cabling that connects to an apparatus which moves, pivots, or telescopes during operation where the ...
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Are there any traditional colours to use for the wiring in a 4 mA - 20 mA current loop?

I am designing a cable that carries a 4 - 20 mA current loop. Considerations: The positive lead is connected to VCC. The negative lead is connected to a 120 Ω resistor (other end of the resistor is ...
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Are these tiny connector pins standard?

I have the following connectors on a USB dongle (the ones on the left of DEBUG): They are tiny (I put the dongle on an Arduino to show the differences with the ...
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I have a H07RN-F 3G cable which is rated at 400V/16A, can it be used for a normal 220V schuko connection without consequences?

Basically making it a 2.5mm gauge cable, will it have any negative effects on appliances that run on 220V - I am not sure if a 400V/16A rating is the max or the supposed to be used at/for rating?
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Any suggestions to solve shielded jumpers between different PCBs? [closed]

I've a problem where I got one PCB and then another and I need to get some small power, ground and signals from the other PCB to the other one. The power and signals will also need shielding and good ...
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Sourcing High Conductor Count Cable

I need to run approximately 25 feet (8m) of cabling up to a project box containing an array of ultrasonic sensors. (note, I was not in charge of the design of this project, if it had been up to be I'd ...
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USB3.0 OTG SSTX/SSRX crossover confusion

I am having some confusion with creating a USB3 connection between two boards. I have two UltraZed+ EG boards, each sitting on a carrier card. Both boards have a USB3 Micro-B receptable that is ...
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Manufacturing Custom FFC

I see many custom designed FFC cable in laptops and tablets like the yellow and black cables on my UX305 laptop (shown below). How can I design a similar FFC cable? Is it the same as PCB design ...
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Safety Standards for Low Voltage Systems

I am looking for safety standards which could be applied to the piece of equipment desribed below. Basically the piece of equipment is a housing which inherits a 24V 100Wh Battery (2x SBS60) and a ...
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Wiring Diagram for Split Micro-USB Cable? [closed]

I have a customer who is looking for a split Micro-USB cable, which has one USB-A host connector on one end and two Micro-USB cables on the opposite end (they will be plugging into cameras). Can I ...
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How to crimp ferrules without a tool?

I want to crimp these guys. Is it better to just not use a ferrule at all if I cannot find the right crimping tool, and just fold the wire on two, or is there a good manual way to do it? I have ...
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Which traits should I look for when purcashing plugs for self-assembled power cables?

For example, here is a picture of two schuko female plugs I got (I marked the types with numbers), the materials at the connections are different too: So which one is better and why if that matters? ...
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Why isn't stripping wires by burning with a lighter a more common practice?

I see people suggesting specialized tools, or trying it manually with sharp knife or scalpel, why not just burning the rubber for a second or two with a lighter and just pulling it out a more ...
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When wiring a European (Schuko) plug, what thing should I focus on not to mess up?

I know this might be a dumb question, as wiring a plug isn't some rocket science, but I am wondering if there is something not so obvious that can go wrong, or any tip at all for me to care when doing ...
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Is there a low-cost alternative to RJ45 cables for large number of signals?

We are designing two interface (printed) boards and need to connect them by cables (0.5-1.5m). So we're thinking about which connectors to use. We'd like to use twisted-pairs like in a RJ45 cable. ...
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“Correct” way to attach cable to this specific kind of banana plug

I bought a set of banana plugs of the style shown here (with rough 3d model to clarify the shape of the terminal because shiny metal is hard to photograph!). The site I got them from (here) didn't go ...
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Food safe electrical cabling

I am currently developing some electronic sensors for use in monitor food quality. This type of device requires running electrical cable though piles of food products. What type of electrical cables (...
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Best practices in making cable schematics

I would like to make cable schematics for manufacturing that would include: cable lengths connectors pins conduit length heat shrink tube length and have a BOM for that automatically generated in ...
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Is UL approval at all possible for low voltage USB and network LAN Cat6 patch cables

I am from a European distributor. Some of our customers, who export to the US are asking for UL approved Cat6 and USB patch cables. Is it even possible to UL approve these low volatage cables? i.e is ...
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RF cable with DC power cable?

I have a satellite communication system at office running on C-band. The C-band is downconverted to L-band and carried to the l-band modem. With this RF coaxial waveguide/cable, +12V DC power cable ...
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AC/DC “High” Voltage

I want to carry a voltage along a cable of about 300m, the total resistance is about 2.3 ohms on every conductor, if I have 10 amps of current on the cable the voltage drop will be 23V.My application ...
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Powering multiple devices from a single supply with 48V

First of all I asked this question in DIY.stackexchange.com, because of the cabling in the house. Here I would like to ask about the electronics (or electrical) part of it. And there is a very ...
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Unidentifiable cable socket

Hi looking for a manufacture part ID which matches the socket in the pictures attached. Measurements are:- inner black plastic diameter 12.5 mm outer metal case 14 mm metal screw nut (for connecting ...
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What makes cables suitable or unsuitable for a given purpose?

I've been working on a homebrew set of VR Goggles w/ head tracking, and am just beginning to plan the cable that will connect the parts on the user's head to the electronics on the main unit (which ...
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Assembling my own antenna cable - considerations

I need to use a 4 m antenna cable on an application. Due to non-standard cable length and some more unrelated reasons, I am considering to assemble my own cable which I have not done such thing before....
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Direct cable to board compact assembly?

I am looking to attach a cable to board in the most compact (yet manufacturable) way possible. This does not need to be disassembled ever, it can be a permanent connection. Is there a standard way ...
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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 4-...
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Does a Connector With Multiple GND Pins Make a GND Loop?

There are some cable standards that have multiple GND pins on the connector proper. A good example of this is the SATA connector (it has 3 of them). In reality, each GND pin has a slightly different ...
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FTDI cables confusion

I went to the store and asked for a FTDI cable however, I need a bit of assistance, apparently I didn't properly do my homework before shopping and I ended up with upper pic. I need an FTDI cable to ...
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How to connect dual 5-pin GS232 to a single 8-pin G-5500 Rotator

I have a Yaesu GS232 computer interface which has two 5-pin slots, one for elevation and one for azimuth. This is supposed to be connected to a Yaesu G5500 Rotator which has a 8 pin DIN slot. Supplied ...
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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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What rules and tips make automated assembly easy?

What rules and tips make automated assembly easy, rather than unnecessarily difficult or completely impossible? In particular, if I have a circuit board that works fine after hand assembly, some ...
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cylindrical pcb design and casing

I'm trying to desing a control system that measures some analog signals like differantial pressure, temperature, motor current etc... and then produces some control signals and sends information to PC....
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Industry standard measure for coaxial cable stiffness?

Is there an industry standard measure for coaxial cable stiffness? By stiffness I mean the spring force experienced when bending or deforming the cable. In my search for a highly flexible lab test ...
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Is this an SMA female connector?

Can anyone identify this coax connector? I think it might be an SMA female connector but I'm no expert. It has threads on the outside and a hole inside. The diameter (to the outside of the threads) ...
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“Proper” way to wire an unbalanced TRS-to-TRS cable

I was about to wire up a short 3.5mm TRS lead when I realised that I actually don't know how -- at least, I don't fully remember a non-conflicting set of best practices. This is the standard stereo ...
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Securing electrical cables to holes in enclosures?

Suppose I would like to insert data-cables of varying diameters -- e.g., a cable of 5 mm diameter -- into the 6 mm diameter hole of a plastic enclosure. The wires within the cable are terminated via ...
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AMW ribbon cable

I'm a software developer with a little hobby project involving an embedded system. I have a debug board hooked up to another printed circuit board. The connection between the two boards is via this ...
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Problem with impedance matching on DIY 4 pole 3.5mm audio splitter

I built an audio 4 connector 3.5mm splitter. The goal is to play a sound clip through a phone's mic input across a call, while recording the same sound clip on the computer. I used the TRRS ...
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Help me identify the adapter jack

just met an industrial computer which has the following power adapter jack. how to identify this jack and where to find? (actually there are lots of different jacks here and there, how to identify all!...
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to solder this wires or not?

Im making a USB adaptor for a Kinect sensor [to use on my computer]. here the schematic of what I did, Now, the question, I have soldered all cables with their color match, but There are 2 other "...
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Crimping tool basics

When I design a printed circuit board, I often put 100mil male header anywhere. Sometimes I think it would be better to place some connectors for more reliability. Anyone here knows which connector/...
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Assemble PIC connector from bits

I want to build a custom connector to attach to the PICKIT3 serial pins. I have the black plastic bit and little metal bits (similar to the picture below), and wire. Out of these components, I would ...
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Running Two Network Points From one Cable

I would like to run one 12 core cable (as seen on this link) though a conduit. Would I be able to connect two RJ-45 Connections to the two ends? I know that Twisted pair cable would be better, ...
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What does the M/M in RJ45M/M mean?

I have what I've been told is one of these cables, but not sure what it means.
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Designing a cable tester

I need to check the integrity of 40+ custom cables. Each cable is meant to be the same, and is meant to have 19 ways. I bought an enclosure, some mating connectors, some LEDS and a bunch of ...
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13+ wire DB-25 or DB-15 cable

I can't find an answer to this anywhere so I thought I'd ask around here. I need a cable with 13 or more wires in it, preferably with a DB-15 or DB-25 connector, but I can't find one anywhere. I ...
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Disable data leads of USB cable

I've got a Sansa Clip that recharges via USB. Problem is that it "connects" to the PC whenever I plug it in. I learned a trick where you pull the cable out of the PC partially such that the data leads ...
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High-density, light multiconductor cable: sources/suppliers/manufacturers?

I'm looking for a multiconductor cable with 30-40 conductors, optimized for flexibility and small outer diameter. Unlike say, Litz wire, most wires will carry an independent (microvolt) signal. The ...