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

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2mm pitch (or smaller) JST Connectors tool [on hold]

I use JST connectors in some of my designs, they are cheap and easy to use. Now I need to make a small PCB that would fit led aluminium channel profile with tiny space it shall be installed into, so I ...
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Automotive connector ID- tentatively solved

I have a 1998 Dodge Durango and am swapping transfer cases. The new case (NP242) uses a 4-pin switch (see photo). Dodge discontinued the adapter harness some time back and I have not been able to find ...
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Do I need a fork terminal to install #8 into an 38660 Molex Barrier Strip?

Can I strip a half inch of wire from a #8 cable and screw directly into a 38660 Molex connector? Or do I need to buy a spade terminal. This is for an AC connection to the back of a DC power supply, ...
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BNC Connector/Cable Suggestion

I am not an expert in this area and therefore need suggestion regarding what is the best way out for this case. For my experiment, I am installing a camera that requires a BNC based trigger signal. ...
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pcb board to board connector dealing with ground current

Recently I am designing 2 separate pcb. one of them will be controller with low current signal paths and the other one will have mosfets to control high currents(about 10A). I am thinking of ...
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Heat-shrink tubing available as a roll like adhesive tape?

Many people who have used heat-shrink tubing have probably experienced this: you forgot to insert heat-shrink tubing before soldering, and now it's too late! Indeed, once the soldering is done: you ...
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What are these LED power supply plugs called?

New LED lamps made in China have fancy new connectors and I'm searching for the IEEE official name (or whichever authority names them). I need to order male and female ends that can be opened to ...
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Board to board connectivity [on hold]

Need to connect two boards together. Initially I thought about using a ribbon cable like this one, but everything I found was significantly longer than what I needed (~30mm max). Are there any other ...
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Where do I find those AC mains connectors?

I am currently designing a "smart" power strip for aquariums and cant find an PCB mounted wall outlet connector like the image shows, it would be used to connect the load and not for powering the ...
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Would 5.5 x 2.1 mm male plug work inside a 5.5 x 2.5 mm female jack for DC power?

General Question I am wondering, is it possible to use a 5.5 x 2.1 mm male plug inside a 5.5 x 2.5 mm jack for transferring 12 Vdc? My thoughts are just that it may just be a tight fit on the inner ...
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4-pin 1.27mm pitch ribbon cable - cable to cable conectors?

I am looking for a connector type that can mate two 4-conductor, 1.27mm pitch ribbon cables together. Preferably IDC style, but at this point I'm willing to try anything that isn't too ugly. They ...
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Can someone identify this old round connector?

I am trying to develop something to control an old antenna rotator, and it has a connector like this one: It does not seem to be a simple audio connector, but is more or less of the same size. What ...
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What kind of connection to use between two circuit boards that move with respect to each other?

I need to connect two circuit boards - one with a microcontroller, power circuitry, display, etc to another with several sensors on. The connection will require somewhere between 4-10 lines - 5V power,...
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Identifying 4-pin plug in laser cutting machine

I'm searching for a splitter for a plug that I have in my laser cutting machine. It's a Chinese model and the plug is responsible for a stepper motor (Y axis). It's a 4 pin connection. Does anybody ...
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Dupont jump wire in order to replace 20 pin cable

Hello, I bought a mp5 player for my car and I didn't find the 20 pin cable for this player. My question is if I could replace it by Dupont jumper wires as the picture shows
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Why use a concave vs. flat mating target for pogo pins?

I'm doing some research into using spring-loaded pogo pin connectors with a mating target for a project I'm working on. During this research, I discovered that there is a concave mating target, yet, I ...
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Flat PCB connectors

after finishing my prototype PCB I am now tasked to fit it inside a machine with almost no space. The PCB is not the problem but the Wire-to-board connectors. After intensive search I was very ...
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Is there any relation between LJU (Line Jack Unit) and broadband speed? [closed]

My question is about LJU (Line Jack Unit) aka Rosette. I am having BSNL (service provider company) copper line broadband in India. In spite of having wired broadband, I get speeds of 6Mbps(download)...
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Identify 19-pin connector that looks like USB micro

We use a satellite modem that sports a 19-pin connector. There is a handy connector on the board to let us communicate with it, but the supplier doesn't know what brand/model the connector is, and the ...
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Why not nickel-plated edge connectors?

The tracks used as an edge connector are gold coated to improve contact with the female connector: bare Cu oxidizes, and also wears out if they are inserted and removed repeatedly. Au cannot be ...
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What type of connector is this for a 24V battery and charger and where can I get them? [closed]

I need to identify this connector so I could order it. I also need to find a place where I can buy them.
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Does this connector exist and if so what is the correct name?

Please see picture. 2.54mm pin pitch. 8 pins, 8 'ways'. So, "1x8" I think is the right way to state it? I am trying to find a connector / header / whatever-name-is-correct to change direction 90 ...
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How to identify a PCB connector type?

Is it possible for someone to identify these backplane (motherboard) connectors, the ones in brown color? The daughter cards which plug-into these connectors are 3U size cards. This is an outdated ...
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Is there any modern video connector you can use royalties free?

I would like to make several hundreds of a device with video out. It seems every video connector involves huge fees for licensing - is there anyway around this?
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Temporary but hands-free JTAG/SWD connection

I have a PCB that will have very little clearance on both sides so that putting a normal Cortex SWD .50 spacing connecter is too big. However, I'd still like to have the option of connecting via SWD ...
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Is it ok if I use all pins on non AC connector for AC

I intend to use non AC connector Hirose DH40 and DH37 for single AC line (230VAC). Connector single pin is rated 30V 0.3A. They did also did a test for 100VAC for 1 min. Plan is to use two ...
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Looking for an AC socket that mounts to a PCB

I'm looking for an AC socket (U.S.) that mounts vertically (not right-angle) to a PCB for a smart power strip project. It should have through-hole or tabbed connections that I can solder into slots or ...
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Damaged Connector Identification

This connector got damaged while repairing a device, and I've been unable to identify it to replace it. The connector is SMD mounted with the circuit board underneath based on the image above. It is ...
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Is there a lower form factor alternative for common female header pins

I am looking for an alternative for the usual female header pins, one that has a lower profile than the traditional 8.3mm/0.33in high female header pins. Adafruit has a low profile Female headers but ...
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What are the advantages of this gold finger shape?

Some PCBs, like the PCI card specification have gold fingers which start very narrow near the bottom edge, and gain their usual width much higher, where the actual contact is expected to be made. ...
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Wire to board connections; turret terminals

Are turret terminals robust for wire to boards connections as shown below? Are there other/better ways to implement this? It might depend on the application I think. I've seen these types of ...
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What PCB thickness is this USB connector targeted for?

The following USB Type C connector has lead lengths of 1.6 mm: https://adam-tech.com/downloader.php?p=USB-C31-S-RA-CS1A-BK-SS-TR.pdf What's a good PCB thickness for this connector? Also, why are ...
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Connectors problem to generate NC Drill Files in Altium - access violation error in module OUT_Drill.dll

I have a problem to generate NC Drill Files in Altium. Every time that I try, I receive a message of "access violation". I have discovered that the problem is only with the connectors with holes, ...
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VME64 vs PCI Bus for vibrating environment

I have to select between VME64 bus and PCI bus and one of the important decision metric is concerned with the connector types used in these buses. My application is in a vibrating environment. I ...
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What to do with ground wire? [closed]

I have a few I/p transducers(which work on 4-20mA loop current) and I have made a single cable for all of them, they each have posititive, negative and Ground wires. The controller I have for these I/...
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What is the reference/name of this connector?

I would like to know the name/reference of this connector: This is for 2.5mm² max wire When you push the orange button, it unleash the wire Thank you
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Help me identify the adapter plug

Which type of connector is it? DC, 4 pins, a plug (cable side, not board side) with 4 female sockets. It resembles a Kycon 4-pin DC connector but reversed. It is taken from FSP's AC/DC adapters and ...
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Enclosure/boxes for high voltage PCB

It is time to choose the proper enclosure for a high voltage PCB. We will need to do holes for LV external connectors and external connectors for high voltage wires. I was looking for standard boxes ...
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USB bus Differential signals and Pin swapping

USB 1.0 and 2.0 has D+ and D- two differential pins. My understanding is that differential signals are symmetrical so any of the two lines carries an inverted signal of the other line. But in the ...
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What kind of connector is this? It is used to connect to a device through UART

I'm searching for a 4-pin connector like the one that is displayed below to connect to a device through UART. We have received a couple of connectors from the manufacturer, but we have way more units ...
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GBE (Gigabit Ethernet) Magnetic Coils Connection Order

I am designing a MEZ PCB and I need to connect the GBE coils to the assigned pins of single board computer's MEZ connector. My trouble is I do not want to use any more via for this connections. Hence, ...
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Data Lines on VME64 Bus

I am learning about the VME64 bus. It has only 16-bits of data bus on its P1 connector while no data pins on P2 connector. Does it means that VME64 is actually a 16-bit bus?
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Pins for VME64 Bus arbitration

I have a board that has VME64 core implemented in it and this board communicates with other boards via VME64 bus. All boards share the same backplane motherboard which has J1, J2 connectors on it. If ...
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Bare minimum pins for VME64 Bus

I have a board on which core for VME64 bus is implemented and it communicates with other boards on VME64 bus using only 1 connector (P1, 5 rows, 32 pins on each row, total 160 pins) instead of 2 ...
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What is this connector symbol?

I'm working on a PCB design homework in PADS and I've come across a symbol that I have never seen (circled in red below). It is of a filled in rectangle with a triangle below it. I'm thinking it ...
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Eagle Library Missing Micro b Connector?

I'm not sure if this post belongs here or in another community but here we go. I'm working with Eagle cad (pcb) and i'm looking through the libraries and I couldn't find a single MICRO b usb connector....
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What type of printer port is this?

I just got a currency discriminator (Carnation CR1500) that can be connected to a receipt printer. There is a modular jack on the back of the machine, but I don't know what kind of cable it needs. It ...
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Does anybody have PCIe (3.0) aka PCI Express module card edge connector technical drawing? [duplicate]

I was searching through the internet to find PCI Express card edge connector footprints / technical drawings / pin spacing / layout of the module cards that you stick in these connectors you can find ...
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What type of sensor connection would be the most suitable?

I have a pressure transducer with a 6 pin bayonet MIL-C-26482 male connector. I need to wire this connector with a 9 pin female D sub analog input connector and I am not sure how to do so. Schematic ...
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How to mount Anderson connector on PCB

I'm trying to mate with a P992G1 Anderson connector and need to find a suitable PCB-mount receptacle to design into my board (footprint, STEP model, etc.). The P992G1 is connected to a battery/solar ...