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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [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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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 ...