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

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Help identifying connector on vinyl shellhead

I'm working on a DIY project where I'm basically creating/connecting my own vinyl record player arm. I have one of these shellheads in the picture below. Ideally I wan't to be able to use this, and ...
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Which adapter/handling to choose on (Type N) rf test devices when SMA/K cables have to be connected frequently?

I'm no expert in high frequency. But probably it is no good idea to change the adapters sitting on type N female output on and on as a torque wrench is used to fix them. But I have to make ...
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LVDS length pair matching (HSD connectors)

For a high speed interconnect (3 - 6GBit/sec over a single lvds pair) I attempted to length match the LVDS data pair as accurate as possible. Something I have failed to get information on is the ...
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low voltage high current dc connector [on hold]

I've an unusual situation, where I need high current (60A) but low voltages (5V) as I want to drive some LED panels. I would like to have a plug connecting my switching power supply inside an ...
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Cleanest way to splice automotive wires in car?

I'm installing a remote car starter and it requires me to connect to the +12V and GND wires going into the OBD2 wiring harness. I can cut the wire inside the car and then splice an additional wire ...
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Identify the manufacturer's logo on the connector used in IKEA OMLOPP LED lights

Can someone identify the logo on this 2-pin connector used in IKEA UTRUSTA/OMLOPP kitchen countertop lights? The marking on the connector is 58A and some logo, which I can't decipher but it looks ...
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Xhp-2 compatible smt right angle header

Does such a product exist or is there another option? We have a few hundred batteries with jst xhp-2 female connectors and need to connect to pcb we are designing, but we can't use throughhole parts. ...
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Pin protection fuses

A colleague of mine created the following circuit with the 3x 5A fuses for protecting the power connector pins from oxidizing and melting the connector plastic (we had some cases, when the connector ...
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circuit for hot-pluggable device

I have a scenario, where device A provides 24V, device B converts 24V to 3.3V and feeds it back to ...
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What are the part numbers for PCI-E 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/PCI_Express_Power_Supply_Connector-female_PNr%C2%B00438.jpg I believe they are Molex Mini-Fit series but I can't find the exact match. Thanks. ...
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4 Pole Connector and USB cable compatibility

USB 2.0 Cable to pass through enclosure boxes. Are such cables able to be cut and connected (soldered) to the connectors pictured, and used without effect on their performance. Are there specific ...
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Split hdmi signal the passive way

I would like to know if it's possible to split a HDMI signal (generate by raspberry pi or equivalent) to a deserializer (TFP401APZP) and to a micro HDMI. I have a source going direct to the TFP and ...
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What to do with third contact in DC barrel plug with only two input contacts

My AC-DC adapter gives output of 12V and GND. I tried to search for suitable DC barrel plugs and found that most of them have three terminals So, pin 1 is positive in my case. 1. Which pin should I ...
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96-pole VG female connector to 6x16 connectors

I have a lack of knowledge of connectors and would be glad to hear any ideas of how to make my connections as simple as possible. I have a female 96-pole VG connector and I want to divide this ...
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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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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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Identifying a connector for an AR headset

I'm trying to identify the connector between the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses (similar to the Google Glass) and the battery pack/touchpad. Some measurements: 20 pins top 20 pins below Pitch (...
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Unknown Terminal connection

I am was repairing a micro switch on a PCB that controls a vent hood. The PCB was connected with this connector. When I tried to reconnect some of terminal pins broke off. I have attached two ...
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Identify this 2 pin DC connector

I'm looking for the power adapter for a dehumidifier (Zibro Clima D4) described in the specs as a CE approved 220-240 V, AC/DC 13 V/5A power adapter, which is shown in the manual and partially shown ...
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0.1" Snap fit header

Looking for ideas. We have a product that has a 4 hole, 0.1" pitch standard through hole pads (normally for a 0.1" pin strip) however, we need to make a cable up for it, that, in most cases wont use ...
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USB female type A that “floats” on a PCB [closed]

I'm looking for a USB-connector that "floats" in line with the PCB. See my very crude drawing to see what I mean: I know these connectors exists for USB micro (like this one) but I am unable to find ...
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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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Can I add an SMA tap to BNC HF transceiver?

I have a bare uBITX 3-30 MHz transceiver board per http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx/ Looking at the hookup directions and other pictures on the site, the designer's recommendation is to ...
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What are “sense” pins in 8-pin PCI Express power plug?

I have an ATX PSU that has two 6pin connectors for PCI Express power. Both have Gnd on the lock bar side, and +12V on the opposite side. I lost modular cables that came with the PSU, and it made me to ...
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Can I use a Y-harness to charge battery while in use?

I’m a beginner in creating circuits, and I need to find a way to charge a battery while the battery is powering a motor on another circuit. I’m planning on using a parallel circuit, with one end of ...
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How to identify the correct power supply for a device [duplicate]

I imported a lamp from China to the UK, which came with a power supply terminated with a Chinese 2-pin plug. I'd like to use a UK-made power supply, but am not sure what I need to purchase. I have ...
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What is the type and name of this 15-pin connector pair?

This connector is suited on a Sony car stereo front panel. Searched the net however could not find anything. I love to extend the connection with a sort of cable so it possible to fit the front panel ...
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Is this chip still usable?

I tried soldering jumper wires to my 3-D antenna, CAS143-47 and little bit of solder found it's way on the chip's body away from the pads. It was my first attepmt at soldering. It looks ugly and ...
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Electrical quick disconnect identification

Trying to correctly identify a female spade quick disconnect terminal. It is 2 mm wide (.0787") and 1 centimeter long, which includes the stem. But cannot find a source to buy from because the ...
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Identifying OEM amp Connectors

Can anyone help identify connector type for A & C below or suggest site/keywords I could use to narrow search? I have sent inquiry to several sites selling automotive connectors and Googled ...
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20-pin 20 mm connector identification

Can anyone help me to identify that pin connector? It's exactly 20 mm and got 20 pins. (It's used from Battery Management System to battery cells.) Thanks.
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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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Can I link mismatched parts with jumper wires?

I'm out of my element here and I don't know much about electrical engineering so please excuse the bad terminology. A light on my car stopped working and it's a long story but the easiest way to fix ...
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Identify 12V connector

Can anybody identify this connector? The inside diameter is about 5mm and there is a thread around the outside. I need to get the opposite connector to plug it into.
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Automotive connector ID

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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Combining AC and DC components in same Spectra/Molex Microfit connector

I am making a control unit. It will interfaced with AC devices like fan, pump, light along with one DC device, namely, a Solenoid lock. All the devices will be placed outside of the control unit. I ...
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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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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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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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Which surface finish for edge connector plating to increase number of mating cycles with sliding spring contact?

I'd wish to insert a small 12x33mm PCB into a USB slot multiple times a day. Because of that high number of expected mating cycles, the surface finish of the edge connector should be chosen wisely. ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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How do I identify a what kind of power connector for AC mains is on a product?

I see an AC mains input but I have no idea what kind of cable it goes to, how do I find the cable type so I can design around that? (Or conversely I have a cable and I don't know what type it is)
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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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Splicing a laptop power supply cord

I'm replacing a Dell laptop power supply with an old Mac Mini supply I have laying around. The broken Dell psu outputs 19.5V and 4.6A and the Mac psu supplies 18.5V and 4.6A. I hoping that's close ...