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Help with switching shaver to EU plug

I bought an electric toothbrush from Amazon UK and it came with a shaver plug. I’m trying to fix it to fit a EU socket. I've got a spare EU plug and I was thinking of cutting the shaver plug off and ...
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Help Identifying this socket / connector FFC / FPC

I am trying to identify this socket connector for an FFC / FPC. Ideally, I'm trying to get a breakout board, because I want to utilize the existing routed flat cable and connector on one end, and ...
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Why do EU electrical sockets/plugs have two pins for grounding?

Inside a plug there is one grounding wire, while the socket has two grounding pins. I know that the wire splits into two, but why? As the wiring inside the wall is supposed to be the same between ...
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What is this socket's name

I need the socket that looks in the picture. It is like female USB but not with metal case, only inside of female USB. I am looking for black part I will print with 3d printer white part. And is there ...
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can I repair part fried socket

As image shows the power socket is fried, is there a method to repair it? BTW this is only the fried 4 pins is for +12v and the ground, one +12v still ok but don't know if it enough.
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Is it possible to protect a headphone socket from contact wear while allowing for repeated removal/insertion of headhones? [closed]

I have an electronic home organ. I want to play music out loud some of the time, but at night to use headphones so as not to disturb people. The headphone socket works fine, and I could do this just ...
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Connecting Stereo Jack Socket

I have the following Stereo Jack Socket, but I think Its pin layout is different than the socket images available on the internet. Please show me how to connect this female socket to the circuit (L, R,...
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What does it mean to send CAN messages at 10Hz or 100Hz? Is this configurable on Linux SocketCAN

I understand the meaning of message transfer speed, i.e. a theoretical maximum of 1Mbit/second, and the 8Mbit/second in the CAN FD. That's essentially the rate at which bits are travelling on the ...
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Can anyone identify this two pin locking plastic low voltage plug and socket?

This is a plug/socket from a reset button on a gas heater. I need to extend the cable because it requires the heater facia to be removed to access it, so I wanted to create a new plug/socket to add an ...
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How much 12V DC current can I safely draw from an AC 230V 13A socket and why?

In my cabin I have a sollar cell and a 12V battery that I use to power my electronics. However I'm dissatisfied with the standard CL sockets used in cars (apparently I'm not the only one) and I ...
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Can anyone identify this rtc cmos battery conector please?

I'm trying to find the plug that fits into this socket. It's really, really small like 3.36mm x 4mm and the distance from pin to pin is like 1mm. Is the socket for an RTC BIOS battery in a Up squared ...
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shape and size of power plugs [closed]

What is the reason behind designing electronic devices with power cords that do not fit side by side on power boards or wall sockets. For example: all power boards that I've seen (for home/office ...
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Looking for a 14 pin FFC, FPC connector for 1.8" display with unused space on the sides

Good evening, I'm looking for a connector that can house 14-pin connector display. Problem is that it has some extra space on the side which would not fit into regular connector. Does anyone knows ...
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Replacing soldered pins with FFC socket

I have this PCB where 13 cable pins used to be soldered to. I'd like to replace that with a standard FFC connector socket. Is this possible given the pattern shown in the image?
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how to modify my AVR so headphone jack does not shut off speakers

Being a bit deaf, I like to use my headphones while my wife listens to the speakers. Unfortunately my Samsung TV does not have an audio out plug. There is an optical audio out but it cannot be used at ...
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Earthing portable generator directly to earth pin of powerpoint?

I have just bought a generator was wondering is there a reason I cant ground it to the earth pin on a power point in my home? Im thinking a cable with single earth wire and power plug on the end so I ...
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Can reversing AC polarity of one of two adjacent LED bulbs reduce overall flickering in a room?

Can reversing ac polarity of half of the bulbs in a chandelier bring the flickering out of sync (out of phase) so that half of the bulbs are ON while the others are OFF? I mean the AC polarity of the ...
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Can't find socket for the Google Pixel 3 XL Pressure Sensor/Strain Gauge

For the past 4 days, I've been trying to locate this socket, but I'm really struggling. This is now my 3rd attempt at getting help, so I would really appreciate someone more technical, that could help ...
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Do dead CFL or LED light bulbs consume power and is it safe to leave them mounted?

Do burned-out CFL or LED light bulbs consume power when the switch is on? Is it safer to keep them in their sockets, removed or slightly unscrewed so the bottom center contact isn't touching? I ...
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Why do French power sockets have a protruding ground?

French power sockets have a protruding ground. Why did they make this decision? I can't see any major benefits from it, it saves some pennies on each power cord, but it exposes the ground connection ...
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Home PC power problem caused by fridge

When the fridge stops / starts I can see the Mouse & Keyboard lights spike or dim, sometimes the mouse stops working. These components are connected to a powered usb hub. I can't use another ...
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For electrical outlets that have on/off switches, is energy sent to the socket when nothing is connected to it but the switch is on?

In several countries, electrical outlets have physical on/off switches used to control the energy flow sent to the connected appliance. If the switch is set to the on position but nothing is connected ...
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How to connect wires between power supply and switch?

I'm trying to connect non-fused and European AC power socket/toggle switch to power supply. Probably very "newbie" question but as a starter I didn't want to try-fail with this thing for safety ...
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Can anybody identifies type of this socket on MSI GForce Super video-cards?

I need to identify these two connectors on videocard's PCB to by them. They are for backlight system and alike JST SH04 or Molex Picoblade, but i am not sure about it.
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Are there any design concerns that make an E12 switched socket infeasible?

Sorry if this comes across as a basic question, but this is the first place I thought to come and ask. My wife and I have bedside lamps that have E12 40W sockets with inline switches. My wife hates ...
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What type of connector is this 3-pin socket marked “DC24V” on a printer?

The device in question is a printer, I've never seen such a connector before...
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Socket polarity

So recently I was installing these old fairy lights and its plug was burnt due to faulty connections, So I bought a new plug and replaced the old plug. I was wondering why do these fairy lights do not ...
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Wiring a stereo TRS socket as a mono output

I'm designing a product that provides mono audio output via a 1/4" SN49B12B board-mounted socket. This socket is actually a stereo socket, but I'm wondering if simply wiring the ring and sleeve pins ...
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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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Why are the pins of a ZIF socket usually wider than a normal socket?

The pins of Zero Insertion Force sockets are usually wider than those of normal sockets. This makes it difficult to piggy-back ZIF sockets on other sockets or headers. Why are ZIF pins so wide?
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When I checking the hot terminal in the socket, multimeter shows the current through me?

I set my multimeter in AC voltage measurement, connected + wire of multimeter to the hot terminal of the electrical socket, and take - wire in my hand. Now it measures the voltage. This procedure ...
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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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need help identifing parts

The first Green bit is a thermistor out of a fluke 374 clamp meter, but cant find the manufacture from the logo or what the number means. The other is a socket pin from a single wire connector, its ...
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General dimensions and recommendations for a USB dongle

I'm trying to create a device that connects via USB and sits in a users computers USB socket at all times, and I'm unsure of what the general dimension requirements will be. Ideally, this device ...
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mbed OS 5 TCP Socket

I have a few question regarding mbed OS 5's new TCP API: Some background: I will have multiple mbeds linked via Ethernet to a PC. The PC, whose IP address is fixed and known by each mbed, initiates ...
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Common 6-wire sockets/connectors

I'm currently playing around with some load cells in a wheatstone bridge - each cell has 3 wires (sub-1mm thickness). I want to mount these cells onto 2 separate pieces that can be spaced apart to ...
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What style of socket can I use for thin leads?

Preamble This is not a shopping question in the usual sense, because I'm not looking for specific product recommendations. I'm looking for advice on what category or style of connector is best-suited ...
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Identifying this component adapter/socket

I'm sorting an old collection of electronic components, some of which I don't know what they are used for, like this one: This component is about 7 mm wide. Does anyone recognize this? Thanks in ...
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Same type of jack - different current ratings [closed]

I'm looking for not expensive DC barrel female connector that can handle 8A of current. I found only barrel jack 5.5x2.1mm which can handle 3A, I couldn't find anything similar. But same type of ...
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Control the relay using an arduino

I'm trying to make a DIY smart socket. Is it possible to control the relay with an Arduino? Maybe replace the controller with the Arduino? Can I use the ribbon cable Out, Ground and VCC pins do to ...
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What kind of socket is that?

I found that socket on a music device produced around mid 1970s in GDR and I was wondering what kind of socket it is. Unfortunately, someone painted the whole device, including the contacts. Therefore,...
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Old portable CRT TV power socket

I found a nice old portable CRT TV (model "tele star 4004") without a power cable. The power socket on the back has six pins: I've never seen such a design before (and google is coming up short). ...
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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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Chassis punches for IEC C13 sockets?

I can't believe I'm having trouble finding chassis punches for the IEC C13 socket. This has to be the most common way of getting 120VAC into a box, yet I can't find any chassis punches. How do most ...
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A curious 433 MHz signal to decode

I bought a cheap set of remote controlled power sockets and I want to integrate them into my home automation system. So I got a 433 MHz receiver for 1€, connected it to my Arduino and tried to decode ...
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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 are the uses for a water soluble IC socket?

I recently stumbled across water soluble IC sockets after being given a bag of them. While they do dissolve successfully from the board, I can't seem to come up for a valid explanation for why anyone ...
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How (or what is the best way) to raise and / or separate an LED from the PCB?

I'm designing a PCB where I have to locate two super flux LEDs like this one. The problem is that it has to be elevated, approximately, 8 mm from the PCB. What is the best way to do this? What type ...
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Resistor Parallel to AC Live & Neutral

Hi Guys, I am a newbie to electronics but love to get started learning. So after a few google searches and YouTube videos, I have decided build my own variable Power Supply using an old Computer ATX ...
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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