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Connector height from PCB [closed]

I am working on a project involving Sensirion SPS30 sensor. The location of the connector on this sensor is at a certain height from the PCB and it is a specific JST connector. I am looking for a ...
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PCB Connector Footprint - Through Hole Diameter - IPC Standard and Datasheet Specification

I'm creating a footprint for a molex PCB connector (Drawing PDF here). The datasheet contains a section for PCB layout. For the connector leads it states a diameter of 1.02mm with 0.04mm tolerance. ...
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How to protect your micro SD card in transit?

I'm designing a PCB and there will be a micro SD card connector on it. My boss prefers the hinge-type mainly because we need to ship the finished product (small metal box with the PCB inside with SD ...
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Traces in connector's solder keep out area

I'm designing with a Molex 87438-0443 connector whose PCB footprint includes a 'solder keep out area' between each pair of copper pads for each connector lead. It appears that the manufacturer wanted ...
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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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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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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 This is an outdated ...
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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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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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To connect Active GPS Antenna wires on PCBA should Solder or use Connector

Will it make a difference if I solder or use the supplied SMA type connector to connect the wires of Active GPS antenna on PCBA? I am using gps antenna of this type.
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USB-C Connector: How to route signals

I'm having trouble understanding how to route the signals out of the Molex 1054500101 Type-C USB connector - specifically the B1-B12 pins. The distance between row A and row B is only 0.5mm, too ...
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Special requirements 100Mbps (Ethernet) connection to PCB

Is there any special requirements/limitations to how 100Mbps Ethernet conductors can be connected to the PCB? For instance in the design prompting the question I have a Ethernet connection entering ...
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Low Profile PCB Connector Identification

There's some connectors on a PCB I would like to make a breakout for, but I'm having trouble identifying the connector type. Could somebody help me identify what type of connector this is, and ...
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PCB power connector identification

Can anyone identify the series of connector used for the AC input of this TDK MSA818 PSU from the late '80s? The pin spacing is ~7.3mm (3.65mm if you count the missing pins) which doesn't match any ...
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FFC Connector Replacement [closed]

I'm looking for an PCB FFC connector to replace the FH26-24S-0.3SHW(05), which I cannot find stocked anywhere. I've looked for replacements with .3mm pitch, .2mm flex thickness, and 24 contacts, but ...
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What connector is this? I haven't a clue, looks standard though

https://imgur.com/a/D4sBi3D I need to get an adapter to connect the plug from the green board, to the plug on the brown board. However, I have no idea what the green board's connector is called, so I ...
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What connector can be used for dimmer output?

I have some poorly designed PCB board (LED dimmer), through-hole mounting. The output is in the left corner, it have 8 x 0.1" pitch pin mounting holes for connecting line-in, power, and output (H,M,L,+...
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PCB connector identification

appreciate if anyone is able to help to identify this connector in the photo below. Basically i am trying to identify different types of connectors/ports around different PCB to find debug ports. ...
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How to connect a CR2012 coin cell battery with a PCB?

Im trying to build a flat, battery powered PCB assembly that fits into a small gap of approx. 2mm. I have found the CR2012 coin cell with a thickness of 1.2mm, which would be a good fit in terms of ...
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Help identifying 6 pin block from PCB

This is from a JVC TD R272 tape deck. A ribbon cable from the head to the board goes into it. I snapped it due to impatience. Can someone tell me the name of the white plastic block? It has six pins ...
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Wire to board connector for Test Jig

What's the best way to quickly connect/disconnect ~22 AWG wires to a test jig pcb? I would like to use a spring loaded connector that can easily release the wire after I'm done testing. Currently have ...
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Choosing between ipex connector and SMA Connector for LoRa, LTE and GPS

I have completed designing of PCB with LoRa (868 MHz), GPS and LTE (1800 MHz). Earlier version of my PCB had this SMA connector. But now the PCB will be placed in enclosure and I am thinking to ...
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FPC cable contacts. Bottom vs Top and Bottom

I would like to design custom FPC cables as extensions of my flex pcb that will connect to this connector of another PCB. My question is about the Connector/Contact type. In the digikey page it ...
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What is this wall-to-PCB connector called?

I'm trying to create my first device involving AC mains. It is a wall mounted energy meter. Essentially, it goes between the outlet and whatever device you want to measure and I'd like to have the ...
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Crimp and Solder connectors for flexible electronic

I am desperately looking for crimped connectors compatible with flexible PCB and devices such as the one depicted in the following figure : This is a pressure sensor based on a piezoelectric polymer. ...
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Connector's placement - EMC [closed]

Why placing connectors on the same edge of the PCB is recommended as an EMC design guideline? As mentioned in https://learnemc.com/pcb-layout All connectors should be located on one edge or on one ...
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connector for male usb A plug not on PCB

I have a PCB that needs 5V input and I want to plug my contraption(PCB + battery in a housing) into a USB power receptacle. The housing has a male USB A plug popping out perpendicular to the PCB and I ...
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Altium 18 multi-board design. How to connect 2 PCB's with a pin header?

I am trying to use Altium's multi-board design tool to connect 2 PCB's. The PCB's will be connected with a right angle, male-male pin header (shown in image below). Bottom PCB: Motherboard &...
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How much protection is an IC socket?

I read that if you try to solder an IC directly to a PCB, the heat from the soldering iron tends to destroy the delicate IC — unless you have elite-level soldering skills. (Hint: I do not have such ...
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Anyone either read japanese or know about laying tracks for a micro SD card slot?

I'm trying to include a micro SD card slot in a project I'm working on and I'm having a little trouble with the datasheet. Unfortunately I don't read japanese. Just wondering what the text says in ...
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Connecting LVDS signal from one PCB to another

I am tryin to connect LVDS signals on one PCB to another. I am using an FFC cable and am trying to understand if signal integrity would become an issue. The shortest FFC cable that I could find is ...
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Connect 2 SMALL Perpendicular PCBs - Need your creativity!

I'm looking to connect 2 small PCBs. I have up to 10 signals that need to be passed from 1 PCB to the other. The 2 PCBs sit perpendicular to each other, and need to be detachable; 1 PCB is an 8 layer, ...
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45 Degree PCB to PCB Connector

I have an application where I have multiple PCBs connected to each other where each board edge is 45 degrees to the mating board. There are plenty of right angle connectors and straight connectors, ...
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pcb connector for 3mm holes

I have a pcb with two 3mm holes for the positive and negative from a 12V battery. I need some sort of connector to solder in the holes for wires to attach to. The holes are separated so I must have ...
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Edge-mount SMA connector for ~100mil board thickness

I have a footprint on a ~100mil thick PCB for an SMA edge connector: I find millions of SMA edge connectors for 62mil board thickness and I found a single one for 32mil (https://www.adafruit.com/...
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1oz copper ok for card edge connector in prototype?

I'm doing a small prototype system and would like to fab boards at one of the inexpensive Chinese places like: https://www.elecrow.com/pcb-manufacturing.html I'm going to bus the boards using ribbon-...
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How can I drive this LCD? [closed]

I have had this LCD lying on my shelf for the past few years and have not been able to figure out how to use it. It is an LCD from the printer Epson TX710W. I searched for a datasheet, but I couldn't ...
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Strength of connector attachment to PCB

Is there an industry standard or MIL-STD that specifies the force a connector needs to withstand before coming off a PCB?
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Best way to connect two adjacent PCBs by their outermost hole rows?

I have two separate circuit boards that each have the same 8 hole row near their edges and I need to make a bridge from one PCB to another. Placed like that, the distance from the first PCB’s first ...
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Clip on connector to program board (so no extra weight when not programming) [closed]

I am designing a circuit with an Attiny85 microcontroller and a temperature sensor, eventually I want everything including the battery to weigh less than 5g (preferably<3g). I want to be able to ...
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3x2 solder pad connector

What would be the best way to connect to a 3x2 group of solder pads? I created my own 3x2 connector (pardon the poor soldering), but there must be a more off the shelf way? I haven't been able to find ...
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Pad shape for spring loaded pin

I'm going to use spring loaded pins (https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=811-SS-004-30-002101%20) for interconnection between miniPCIe and base board. They are going to be mounted on base ...
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Ideas for safe connection from panel-mounted socket to PCB

I have a panel-mounted socket with the geometry shown in the images. Inside the enclosure this sockets ends with a male gold-plated pin, diameter 1.9mm. Any ideas on how to connect from this male ...
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Custom connector for connecting 8-pin to 20-pin

ARM-based device have 8-pin 2x4pin JTAG header. J-Link debug probe have standard 20-pin J-Link connector. I have 8-pin 2x4 Socket-Socket IDC Ribbon Cable. One end connects to the 8-pin JTAG header on ...
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Looking for this spade connector and KiCAD model

I am looking for this part but with single male to female connector, KiCAD PCB module and 3D model. I am struggling to find the part name, at the least. I appreciate every bit of help!
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How big should my pads and holes be based on this datasheet?

I've been trying to decipher the many numbers on the top picture, and it just doesn't make sense to me. Why would you need a hole of size 1.19 mm when the pins are only 0.45x0.58 mm? This leads me ...
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Help identifying a board edge press-fit contact

I'm working on a project involving a Becker car radio from the 1980s and I need some help identifying a part that is used inside. It's the gold press-fit contact shown below and it's used to make a ...
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Self Retaining PCB Connector [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask. I`m looking for a self retaining pcb connector. It should be 2.54mm pitch. Something like this I have a lot of boards that have unpopulated serial ports, I ...
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Do I Need Receptacle or Crimp Terminal with Header?

I am considering to use Molex Nano-Fit Connector however i have never used it before. I will use it on a PCB Board and i am thinking to use only vertical header. I just desire to connect my cables to ...