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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.
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Why does Macbook (with a alumnum shell) use a 2-prong plug instead of 3-prong plug? [closed]

Here says that devices with metal shells usually use three-prong plugs. Three-prong plugs are for appliances that require the ground connection for safety. Most appliances that use a metal ...
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Stranded wire was cut… Connecting it back together, with solid wire… Is this safe and possible? [closed]

I have this connector for a monitor and the wires were cut. So now I’m trying to put them back together with electrical tape. I stripped the stranded wires and connected it to a short solid wire, ...
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How to wire line out on a record player? [closed]

I found an old record player in a dump, and I'm trying to fix it up, though I only have a passing knowledge of electronics and audio. There are two shielded cables coming out of the internal pre-amp, ...
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soldering wires to 12 V car plugs?

Many of the cheaper lighter adapter plugs do not come with screws for connecting the wires to them, but rather with just the bare metallic contacts - to which I am supposed to do what, solder the plus ...
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Connfly 50-mil IDC mating part (types of socket/connector pairs)

I am unable to find the right mating part (connector) for this 50-mil contact pitch (supposedly) IDC socket. The groove in this particular socket has an offset, and I am unable to find any connector ...
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Pair of single test lead wires to solder type barrel plug: how do I strain relief the connection?

My plans for power supply test leads have me wanting to have at least one set of leads that has 2x bananas on one end and a barrel plug on the other to allow me to plug in prototype PCBs without ...
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How can I find removable plugs for standard pin headers? [closed]

I'm making a right angle adapter for a module with a 2x10 pin layout that has one blocked. How can I find the little plastic pins to block a hole, ideally ones that are removable? I realize I could ...
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What is the use of an AC Power Entry Module?

I found the following AC line outlet in an old box used in outdoors: And could manage to find its datasheet. But in what kind of circumstances or conditions is this filer used? I cannot see any ...
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cutting a power plug

This may be a stupid question, but stupid > dead anyday, so I'll go ahead and ask. I have a schuko socket and a non schuko plug similar to the link. The only thing keeping me from sticking the ...
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Simple LED Circuit on audio jack not working

I am trying to connect a simple LED to the audio jack of my phone. Finally i got the correct voltage with the right audio plug (headset 4pols), which is arround 2.7V on my phone. But the LED is not ...
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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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device to make a power supply sparks safe [closed]

I have an original HP 19V power supply for my laptop. From The first time I bought it I always saw a spark on plug in the wall plug. I notice the same in many ATX power supply. The problem is that ...