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

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Using DB9 connectors for LVDS signals

Has anyone utilized 9-pin DB9 connectors for driving and receiving LVDS signals? I wanted to use Micro-D connectors on a board I am developing but they take too long to get. Since DB9 connectors are ...
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Data Centre Rack Power Connector options

I am tying to educate myself on the options I have for Data Centre power connectivity in our racks, for both UK and USA Data Centres. I am UK based so have a better understanding of the UK options, ...
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How to properly convert a balanced (line level) audio signal to unbalanced?

I want to connect a balanced line output of a pro grade mixer to a consumer grade power amp that only accepts unbalanced RCA aux in connectors. The mixer has balanced TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) 1/4 inch ...
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Why do French power sockets have a protruding ground?

French power sockets have a protruding ground. Why did they make this decision? I can't see any major benefits from it, it saves some pennies on each power cord, but it exposes the ground connection ...
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Sony NP-F battery terminal connector

I'm looking to repair some electronic equipment and am scratching my head why the part I need is so hard to identify. I recently had a bad connector on an Aputure Tri-8s LED light (Brand new out of ...
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Need to identify this 3-pin Connector to a small amp. It's a Pre-Amp input

I could use the neighbouring 3.5mm stereo jack for sound input, but those connections are flimsy. It's a 3-pin connector, 10mm long, 6mm wide and 7mm high with alignment slots on all sides but the ...
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Is the connector marked CR4s detachable or soldered?

First, pardon for the absolute noob level of this question. I want to replace a faulty tactile key on board, shown on the image below. To get it away from the machine I need to detach a connector ...
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Could anyone help identify this electrical connector?

Does anyone know what the name of this connector is? I've searched high and low and haven't been able to find a replacement. It came out of a Piaggio motorcycle instrument panel. A similar plug that ...
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What is causing a white scale buildup at copper pin connection on LED light sticks and how can they be cleaned?

Can someone explain what is causing this white scale to appear on the copper pins and on the block of this LED light connection? The seal at the connection is supposed to be watertight. On occasion, ...
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PCB-To-Cable connector for power and bus line

My current design has Power cable: 3 pair (max 2A) Bus cable: 4 pair and shielded Distance: ~1-20m between the slave PCBs I am having trouble finding a suitable connector for the PCB and cable For ...
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PCB Pressure copper connectors design

in a project that I am developing, I have a plastic cube with metal contacts, like this: The cube is 2cm x 2cm x 2cm. The metal contacts are nails with ~2.5mm diameter. The center metal contacts (5 ...
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Which XT60 on battery?

What is the recommended plug on the battery? The male or the female XT60 and why? XT60 connector
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Need to branch USB data lines… what to do with unused ends?

I have a USB 2.0 low-speed connection design with an unusual constraint. On the host side the D+ and D- lines have a branch, a requirement of the connector and this cannot be changed. On the device ...
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Looking for a wire mounted pin header connector

There are connectors on many modern motherboards and peripherals intended to control RGB LEDs. For example, this one has a connector like this: And it is intended to be connected to the pin headers ...
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What is the name of this single slot PCB-mounted connector?

It's about 14mm wide and has 21 pins.
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Predicting and Evaluating Connector Performance in a Capacitive Sensing Application

I have built a capacitance measuring system using the Texas Instruments FDC2214EVM evaluation module. The system is used to monitor the location of the user's hand in an enclosed space, where ...
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Low cost connector for two stacked PCBs

I know we should not ask for product advice here, but I searched a lot for a specific board connection solution lately and it almost drives me crazy that I have only found so little options. I need ...
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PCB Single 90 Degree Connectors for More Secure and Removable Connection [closed]

I am building lithium battery packs and want to connect the power lines securely to each pad on the printed circuit board of the battery monitoring system (BMS) board. I am using braided wires with ...
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Need help identifying AC power connector

I picked up this (rather unique?) Tektronix spot welder at a sale a couple weeks ago. I haven't figured out whether it needs 120V or 220V service, and it didn't come with a power cord. The power ...
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Looking For a Specific Connector [closed]

I'm designing a single layer Aluminum PCB and all components needs to be SMD/SMT. I'm looking for a common connector that will deliver DC power at 24V and up to 5A minimum (10A ideally). Right now, I'...
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How do you make custom THT (through-hole) connectors?

I have a project that requires a connector that is no longer manufactured which would interface with an old device. For prototyping, I have been salvaging this connector from old peripherals that used ...
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Swapping out RJ-45 connector on Differential I2C circuit

I'm trying to use Sparkfun's Differential I2C Breakout circuit into my own design, and I'm looking to replace the RJ-45 connector. It's too big (having a footprint size of 15.24 mm x 15.24 mm), and I ...
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What are the pins on this jack connector?

I've bought a PJ-3053 audio jack connector. I purchased it under the impression that it would have a microphone connection, but when I put in a TRRS jack, take a multimeter and measure connections, ...
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What is this connector type

Could anybody help to identify this connector type? I know it is kind of old.
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Identification of Connector

I need to identify a connector on this image. It is the one labeled as 'Input Cable'. Image is from https://www.alphaomega-eng.com/neurofortis.html. This is how the corresponding cable looks like (...
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What series connector is this?

I desoldered a bunch of connectors (out of a Baird VHS player IIRC) long ago and never made an effort to find out what they are. The only markings I can find on them are a very faint ...
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Identification of round, keyed, two-pin high power connector

I just got a new electric bike and I'm thinking about adding an extra 36V 20Ah battery to get more range. What I'm thinking is to pull out the main battery when it runs out and connect the second ...
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3.5/3.81 pitch connectors

I've got a device that the manufacturer claims uses a 3.81mm pitch connector. I measured the actual distance between pins, and it appears to be 3.5. I'm now noticing that some connector ...
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Help identifying 1.25mm pin pitch, 15-pin connector (crimped)

Please help identifying this connector: measured pin pitch: 1.25mm (17.5mm/14); may also be 1.27mm 15 pin (female), single row crimp connectors 1.5mm width (thickness) photos of the socket:
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Help Identifying a few Molex-style Connector?

I would like to find replacements for the connectors in the below photos. They're in an arcade game called Pump it Up (think the Korean version of Dance Dance Revolution), and connect the dance pads ...
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SATA power connector usage

I'm making a small device that I want to power by the sata power connector/ATX PSU. It needs 5v and 12v power supply. This device will use standard 15pin SATA power male connector to get the power ...
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What is this 0.35mm mezzanine/FFC (?) connector?

This connector is used in Retina LCD controller boards to connect the LED strings. Pin pitch measures at 0.35mm, height 0.7mm, overall dimensions (with leads) about 4x2.5mm. Couldn't find it at the ...
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What is a “mini AMP” connector

IKEA's LED drivers use cables with connectors that seem to be identified elsewhere as "mini AMP". The socket appears to be a 6mm square, with a ~1mm wide and ~0.5mm high groove opening at the bottom ...
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USB-C Connector wiring 3 wires

Hello, I am looking for a usb c connector suited for three wires. I can’t find them anywhere. The picture shows the broken connector from a 65w usb c charger. Can anyone tell me where I can get a ...
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Can anybody identifies type of this socket on MSI GForce Super video-cards?

I need to identify these two connectors on videocard's PCB to by them. They are for backlight system and alike JST SH04 or Molex Picoblade, but i am not sure about it.
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What type of 2-pin connector is this?

Hoping to identify what this 2-pin connector is so that I might 1) order more of them and 2) order a crimping tool that would work with them. I believe the wire in the photo is 26 gauge. Is this ...
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USB Type-C Alternative with fewer signal wires [closed]

I love the new, sleek look of the USB Type-C connectors, and would like to use a connector with similar features in an upcoming project. The trouble is, I only need two signal lines, one additional ...
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Help identifying 8 pin connector

Where should I start when trying to identify this connector on a WaveShare epaper hat? I've browsed through more Mouser pages than I want to think about. The manufacturer (WaveShare) has been ...
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Can you identify the name of this battery discharging plug (photo attached)?

I am trying to source the male/female sides of this connector that fits on a 48V Lithium Ion battery. Can you please identify the name of this type of connector?
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Screw Terminals versus crimp terminals in a mating connector

I have a project where I have to make 300 six wire connectors. I'm highly considering using screw terminals on one end of the connector, but I don't know if they provide enough stress relief on the ...
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Audio Jack Sleeve Switch Schematic Connections

I'm trying to understand the switch mechanism on sleeve of this jack - I can't work out what it is. Specifically: 3 is sleeve, 4 is sleeve switch But what is operation? Is the sleeve switch N/O ...
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What’s the correct way to disconnect this circuit board connector?

Electronics noob here. What’s the correct way to unplug this cable from the circuit board? Don’t want to break it! Thanks.
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What connectors can I use that are relatively small and low cost but rated at 30A? [closed]

I was going to use Molex Microfit connectors, which use a convenient "latch & catch" locking system, but they are not rated at the 30A power level I need. I noticed the Molex "Fit" series has a ...
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Why did they design new connectors for USB?

At the time when the USB standard was being developed, there were a number of widely-available connectors that they could have used instead of making a new custom connector. Why did they not use mini-...
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DC Power Connector type / model identification

I need to recreate this power supply and can't seem to find this connector - does anyone know what these are called? I haven't tried to measure it, but suppose I could try to get some measurements ...
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EPS12V 8pin from ATX PSU with two separate 12V rails

This is your standard EPS/ATX12V connector used for feeding the main processor VRM on a computer motherboard. The two 4pin connectors can be attached together to create an 8pin connector. The top four ...
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What type of pin in this (see picture)? I see them in FSRs but they don't appear to be Dupont connectors

Here are the images of the pins: And here is the FSR that it came from:
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Name of connector that connects wires to washer drain pump

I was sent here from https://diy.stackexchange.com/ as they said connector identification is quite common here. I'm looking to replace a connector that connects to my washers' drain pump. I first ...
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Is this DIN connector suited for MIDI devices?

I'm having difficulties to find PCB mount "MIDI" connectors by a supplier like Farnell, no search with the keyword "MIDI" succeeds. I know a MIDI connector is a DIN5 connector, but there seems to be ...
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Board to board - side by side connector?

I am looking for connectors to connect one PCB to another side by side. Currently I am using the basic 90 degree through hole male and female sil connectors but these ofcourse not very sturdy. I need ...

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