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What plug type is this?

I recently bought some LiPo battery packs from Ali, Now im trying to figure out what type of plug it has! Anyone knows the answer? Would be awesome.
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PAT test void on dismantling the plug?

Apologies if this is the wrong place. In the UK there is a PAT test for electrical appliances to ensure it's safe to use and meets standards, and is usually a requirement from insurers. I had to ...
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Add a passive hardware token using a 3.5mm jack

I have a box that I made for my niece, which allows her to exchange voice messages with me. It is powered by a Raspberry Pi and features two buttons, a LED, a microphone and a speaker. Now, for ...
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PHEV charging station

All the charge station for PHEV do they have separate battery for communication, screen and so or do they use same electricity that put into car to power these? If same electricity, two questions: ...
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Lab power supply screw plug

I'm intending to buy a lab power supply, high likely a .. I'm thinking about a Korad KA3005D (see picture below). It does not come with cables for the Red + and Black - terminals, and I (also) would ...
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DIY attaching an EU power plug to an US charger?

I've received some Chinese walkie talkies today, which annoyingly enough had the charging adapters to the charging stations come with US plugs instead of EU plugs. The adapters are marked with ...
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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 kind of 16-pin connector is this?

I was wondering if anyone knew what this type of connector is called. One of the wires connected to this seems to have a tear, and I'd like to see if I can get a few of these connectors for future ...
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Troubleshooting: Soldering new headphone plug

I have Sony MDR-7506 headphones. The isolation of the cable near the original plug embrittled over time and fell off. Therefore, I cut off the cable at that spot to replace the original plug with a ...
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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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What is the name of this AC plug, and do they still exist?

Many years ago, I came across a Type I AC power plug, which was effectively a standard plug and double adapter combined. The cable would run to the plug perpendicular to create a lower profile from ...
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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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XT90 with AWG 10 wire?

XT90 plugs support up to 90A continous current and up tp 120A for short bursts. On the other hand the only allow AWG 10 (5mm²) wires. AWG 10 is rated for ~50A https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wire-...
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USB type c receptacle plug in detection

How does usb device with type-c receptacle detects, that plug (just bare usb type-c plug, without cable, and resistors) is attached? Does USB specification describe this possibility? I know, that my ...
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What sort of power socket is this?

I am having trouble identifying the socket type of the power connection on an old voltmeter I purchased. It did not come with a cable, so I am trying to find a new one which will fit in the socket. It ...
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DC Power Connector Type [closed]

I have looked at many DC connector types but still couldn't find what type is the following connector. It's not XLR or Power DIN. Any ideas? It's similar to GX16-4 4-Pin 16mm Aviation Pug but it's not ...
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What is this socket for?

I need some help identifying a socket. I have no idea what it might be. Websites offering help to classify didnt help. Has anybody seen such a connection before and can give me some info? what kind ...
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Why are replacement plugs in the US only rated at 125V even though many of our devices can also be run on 220V?

When I search for replacement plugs at Home Depot or Amazon (US), all I see are plugs rated at 125V. Even plugs marketed as "heavy duty" are still only 125V. Here is one such example. The only ones I'...
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What kind of plug is this?

I'm trying to figure out what type of plug is this. According to this site it is most similar to type A, but the blades are spaced only 10mm apart and they have the same size. According to here one ...
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Devices drawing current

I was recently reading a passage discussing the effects of a replacement (mobile phone) charging plug. Suppose that the original charging plug is marked 2 A and 10 V and is replaced with a ...
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Jack for long-barrel plug

I have a DC power cable that ends in a 5.5 x 2.5 mm plug. I purchased a panel mount jack for it, and yes, the plug fits. However, the barrel is much longer than the jack, so the barrel does not fit ...
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What is this cable/device?

I hope I'm on the appropriate site. Does anyone know what this thing is? It has a mini mono plug. The white square is slippery..but it is not covering double-sided tape. A white LED did not light up ...
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DC Barrel - Powering a battery pack

I am looking for a DC barrel to power a battery pack. The battery in question is connected in 10S3P, that's is a nominal voltage of 36V. I am currently looking for a DC barrel that can withstand at ...
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Control magnet through stainless steel wall

I'm a mechanical engineer enthusiastic about learning electrical engineering and I speak french so I thank you in advance for your comprehension and your help. I would like to be able to activate an ...
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Connectors to sit on rounded surface

Is there such a thing as connectors that sit flush on a rounded surface? Like a crescent shape. Or a flexible connector that would adhere to a rounded shape? For example, I have a pole with a sensor ...
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Need to identify this pin receptacle and plug [closed]

I need to identify this pin and this plug so I can order more. RESEARCH: I've pored over Molex.com, Allied Electronics, and here with no success. Please understand, I'm fairly new to electrical ...
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Preventing spikes when plugging jacks

I'm using an 8 output DAC (LTC2666) to control synthesizers via mono 3.5mm jack connections. It works fine most of the time but every once in a while, plugging in a jack into the synthesizer will ...
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Please help with safety of this circuit. Safe to plug in?

I have been working on this circuit as a project for school for a few months. Here is the schematic It is a pulse generator that produces 100ns pulses at 220VDC. These are used to drive an ...
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Identify audio plug

I got an old Siemens RW666 LP player, but the cable is a little short... What plug is this, so I can get an extension cord?
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3.5mm, 4 conductor, in-line, plug

I am struggling to find pictures of the plug I bought to figure out where to connect speaker wire to. It is a TRRS 3.5mm plug ...
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UL Listed Item - fused, but plug rated higher than wiring

We are installing an item and have some concerns. The supplier is claiming we will void the UL listing and warranty but the current configuration seems unsafe. I am curious if the following would be ...
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IEC vs. UL current rating

I was doing a search on Digikey for some power entry connectors and noticed that many of the connectors are rated 10A by IEC standards and 15A by UL standards. Why is there such a large difference ...
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What type of power connector is this?

I have one of those portable 16 Ah car jump starters that I want to use as a power pack for some 12v stepper motors. Rather than canabilize this plug, I am wondering if someone can tell me what it is ...
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DMX chassis(?) pin?

I want to recreate this circuit (only show a small relevant portion): And my XLR plug for input (K2) looks like this: I found a reference how to connect K2, +, - and GND to the correct pins of the ...
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Strange IEC C5 cable with 2-pin wall connector

I have this cable pictured below. It's an IEC C5 "mickey mouse" cable. What's very strange is that the wall connector should be 3-pin, with an earth, whereas this cable has a 2-pin wall connector. ...
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Help identifying this variation of a Molex or Amp connector please!

My very first post! I've researched to the point of despair (digikey, mouser, amp, molex, others...) trying to identify this variation of your everyday 4-pin, 2-row molex pin plug. An easily ...
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Strange PCB Connector I haven't Seen Before - What is it?

I'm trying to determine what connector this guy is, but I've never seen it before. It has two rows of seven pins, and they are offset a bit. More importantly, does anyone have any tips on matching ...
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What happened when you put two light bulbs to complete the circuit [closed]

I have an argument.. In the top section we have two wall plugs hooked up like a common circuit. In the bottom section if we plug two consumers will it work, will it work half the power or it will ...
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Can anyone ID this 3 pin plug?

This connector is out of a Sega Dreamcast. I need a new wiring harness but can't find out what this plug is. The plug is 6.54mm wide, 3.42mm high (excluding the "key" 4.08 with the key), 6.48mm deep. ...
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Difference between IEC60309 2P + E and P + N + E

From my understanding the 2P + E contain 1 wire for the line 1 wire for neutral and another line for ground. Then what's the difference between these 2 plug? Are they compatible with each other?
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Replace electric connector with different type (from C13 to European)

By mistake I got a wrong electric appliance and due to the fact that it was shipped from US to Europe, it's not worth returning it to replace with another. Situation: There is a motor which has a ...
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Plug identification DB25 style

I would like to identify this connector in order to buy it This is the same size as DB25 but this is not with pin like on the parallel port [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: https://i....
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Why do LED's glow when taken out [closed]

Why do LED's keep alight when taken out the socket, and then eventually fade. With any other bulb shouldnt it go out instantly. For example my phone charger has an LED which indicates to whether my ...
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Why are plug tops rated 16A and not 17, 18 or 19A?

In South Africa, most plug tops are unfused and are rated 16A. I would like to know how they determine what current value they'll rate a plug, and what factors influence how they rate a plug when ...
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Name / Adapter for Vintage AC Plug

I just came into possession of a bunch of vintage "audio" gear from the nuclear labs at Los Alamos (a bunch of test oscillators, oscilloscopes, pulse generators, etc). Been checking it out, seeing ...
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6 volt DC power receptacle

I have a toy that takes 4 AA batteries that I would like to modify to take AC power. I googled and found plenty of AC to DC power supply cables with the small socketed end. I know I could get one of ...
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16Amp plug to 6Amp plug [closed]

I have 6Amp socket all around my home, but my washing machine has 16Amp plug. Can convertor be used to plug 16 Amp in 6 amp socket somehow? I am in India, so electricity is 240v50Hz
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Converting a NEMA 6-50p plug to NEMA 10-30p

I received a compressor recently that has a (I think) 6-50p plug on it but my dryer is currently plugged into a 10-30r receptacle and that's the only 240v I have available. I'm renting the house so I ...
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Make audio jack detect headphone without actually putting headphones plug in

I am making a solution where I want to control headphone detection by PC externally as I have no control over the PC to do it through software. Below are my attempted solutions. My first try was to ...
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What type of plug is this (larger than a europe round prongs) [closed]

I have this plug for a eletric shaver but it doesn't seem to be a europe plug. I need to buy a adapter from this to US but don't know what this is.