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Wiring of laptop 3-prong power supply (US vs UK)

I have a laptop power supply that comes with a US 3-prong plug, connected to the PS through a 3 circle female connector. I want to change its plug from US 3-prong to UK 3-prong. But, if I am not ...
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Best socket for 2mm multimeter probe

I'm looking for a 2mm jack suitable for plugging a multimeter probe into (the probe end of the cable, not the meter end). I believe a 2mm banana jack would work and I've narrowed things down to two ...
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What is the name for this connector socket pin configuration?

Does anyone recognize this female socket pin layout as a standard design of any kind? I was looking at 5-pin CB Radio Microphone sockets, and they are similar, but not the same layout. Also, the ones ...
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Is there any standard or norm for this situation?

Considering a metallic enclosure(which has PSU and electronics in it) with an IEC mains socket, an example shown below: And it uses an IEC power socket such as: For this kind of enclosure is there ...
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Is it okay to short earth and neutral pins in 3 pin sockets?

One of the plugs in my room did not have any wires attached to the earth pin. Whenever I connect any device that has a metal casing, I get a tingling feeling if I brush my hand against the casing. I ...
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Bipolar switch on UK standard wall sockets

the company where I work would like to produce and market a type of wall socket with UK standard. I have seen that some models produce by our competitors are equipped with a bipolar switch, others are ...
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TC551001-70 Eagle library

I am looking for an Eagle libray containing the TC551001-70 RAM IC. I have looked for a 32 pin DIP socket but also haven’t been able to find. Any help would be great, thank you. Datasheet: http://www....
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Can I use this US extension cord in Europe? [closed]

Long story short: I need an extension cord to charge my EV when the standard charger does not reach the socket. I spent hours researching what options I have and most review websites I found were US-...
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LPDDR: is pluggable (socketed, not soldered) connection possible for low voltage?

I've already asked the question about plausibility of socketed LPDDR here and got an answer LPDDR on separate replaceable modules / boards - possible? drawbacks? You could probably extend LPDDR onto ...
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Sync switchable wall outlet with another wall outlet remotely

This could be an existing product (please tell me what is called), or the idea of a new product. Current setup: a wall outlet in the far end of the room is linked to a a switch near the door. ...
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12 V, 2-pin power socket identification

I’m trying to find a replacement 12 V, 2-pin plug socket for my Campingaz TE 28 LC Cooler. The socket is 22 mm wide x 15 mm deep x 13 mm high. I can find plenty of the power cords but no sockets to ...
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Need help eliminating microphone buzz on streaming setup [closed]

I have a streaming setup which I'd like to power by socket and not on battery packs. The problem is that as soon as I connect any devices to my camera this way (charger) I'm getting a buzz on my ...
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Need help finding socket adapter for ROM chip

I have this ROM chip that I need to program without having to solder onto a board: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/adesto-technologies/AT25SL321-MBUE-T/6827495 Will this socket adapter work?...
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Leaving the plug attached to the socket [closed]

It would be really helpful for me to leave the USB plug (the "brick") plugged into the power socket. I would not connect the cable, which could potentially short if it touched a conductor, ...
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What is the name of this connector that is above my kitchen cupboard?

This is the connector in question: EDIT frame removed: Bonus question: Can an amateur turn it into a power outlet to power a Philips Hue strip?
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Why is my plug socket CRACKLING?

I have one socket at my resident where I plug my laptop charger. It started crackling a few days ago and it continued every day since. Today I opened the socket and replaced it with a new one. It ...
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Are there non-unscrewable microwave oven bulbs? [closed]

I recently emptied a Samsung microwave oven of its components and came across the lightbulb, which appeared at first glance to be fitted in a diamond shaped holder. Though when I looked through the ...
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Time factor in specifying rating of electrical components

Ratings of electrical components like switches and sockets are marked in Amperes. Which means above this current the component is likely to fail (melt, burn, etc.), if run over some "considerable&...
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How do I connect micro Molex to nano Molex socket?

I have a Molex cable that has a bigger size than its socket. My problem is how do I connect the cable to its socket? I sent this picture about comparison cable and the nano socket exactly in front of ...
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Is it possible to damage a PCB by plugging an USB 5-pin header the wrong way?

I am using a Cliff CP30100 dual USB socket to easily switch between two PCBs (see wiring diagrams). On the inside, there is an USB-C to 5-pin cable for one PCB, and a Mini USB to 5-pin for the other. ...
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Alternative IC mounting options

I have a nice bunch of TI LDC0851 inductive proximity switches and would like to use them for some anti-tamper experimentation, but their connection is 3x3mm WSON-8, which as far as eBay, Digi-Key, ...
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TQFP socket for QFP package

I'm trying to get data off of this IC, and I'm having trouble finding a suitable package. In addition, I need to test ~5 of these on the same PCB, so I need to use a socket. The problem is, I need ...
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How to make a main switch toggle between two sockets (or bulbs)

Is it possible to simply (without relay) make a main switch toggle between two sockets or bulbs such that both of them are never ON or OFF at the same time? I need to control two 12 and 9 volt DC ...
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Socket for Old Edge Connector

I have an old PCB with an edge connector and I am looking for a way to create a socket for it. I have a 3D printer so the housing is not an issue but where I am stuck is the contacts. The edge ...
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Subwoofer hums when no audio source is connected [closed]

The hum stops as soon as an audio source is connected or any metal part of the subwoofer is connected to the ground of a socket. Does anyone have any idea what the problem is?
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Flux for removing LGA socket

I have been looking into the stackexchange searchbar and also I have been searching for a day or two globally, even the "similiar dialog on this website" when I was creating this post. I ...
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Always-on socket in-between a 2-way switch?

I have access to a power cable that powers devices through a 2-way switch, basically: Is it possible to add an always-on socket in between using L1, ...
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Stackable PCB Sockets/Headers

I have two PCBs that I would like to connect/sandwich together via a 1x5 header on the bottom board and a 1x5 socket on the top board. The components I have so far seem to work nicely, the only issue ...
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How to interpret different socket tester results with and without power strip?

I bought a socket tester (this one) in order to check the power sockets in the house I rent. Half of them seem to be correct and the other half is marked as "LIVE/NEU REVERSE" which is not ...
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Can anyone identify this 40-pin SMT socket on the Silicon Labs BRD4180A board?

This socket appears on the Silicon Labs BRD4180A board and it might be nice to reuse the module on our projects after programming it. The socket appears to have 50-mil spacing between pins. What is ...
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Double wall AC socket with load on one side and power supply

I have on AC socket a load wire on the right side. I want to connect a power supply with separated load and neutral inputs. How to handle the case when a plug will be put on the top, next on the ...
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using citric acid alcohol solution to clean rusted terminals

I used to clean old computer sockets and terminals with citric acid solution in alcohol. It worked fine for long time, but for the tiny connectors of DIMM Ram sockets it works for a very short time ...
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Would connecting multiple light socket splitters together decrease lumens

Sorry if this is a noob question. I'm trying to build a very bright light by combining multiple light bulbs together with socket splitters. My thinking is simply to take three 7 in 1 light socket ...
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What is the name of this AC power connector?

What is the name of the connector in the picture? I am not a native English speaker, and I'm having problem searching for this on Banggood.
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Chaining multi-socket extention cords, can it be done safely?

I've always read that extention cords should not be chained. Also one should not build a tree of multi-socket cords. My background is physics, and I cannot see a problem with it, as long as one keeps ...
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Why would I want a 3.5mm stereo audio socket ground designed so they connected to the casing?

It seems most audio sockets have the the ground pin connected the outside of the socket so that when it's fitted in a casing it will be contact with it. Why?
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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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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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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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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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