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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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SMD LED without soldering

I am working in a project at the university and we need to test (electrically and optically) several different SMD LEDs. The idea is to use or create a socket able to connect the terminals of the LEDs ...
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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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NAND flash and chip-off technique

I want to try the chip-off technique to try to read off a NAND chip I have in my broken phone(the data is not valuable so it will be fine if I fail, I do this mostly as a training exercise). I read on ...
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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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Resister 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
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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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How far away can DDR3 memory be placed from the SoC?

I thought of an idea where i have a pcb with a soc on it, and a seperate one with the DDR3 memory that can snap into each other. This way i can replace or debug specefic parts of the system and have e....
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mbed Socket Thread

I need to establish an ethernet connection between a host and mbed, where the host can send commands to the mbed (e.g. move forward, move backwards, stop, etc). As there is no telling when these ...
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Installed 555 timer socket backwards - can I reverse the chip in the socket?

I installed the socket for a NE555 timer ic backwards on a PCB. Can I just reverse the chip in the socket to cure the mistake?
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Eagle PCB design how to make flat pins for the power socket

All the Eagle libraries I have found have round small holes (like for the THT resistors or capacitors). But most of the available ones have flat pins (like this one): My question is: How to create ...
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Are DIP sockets against overheating worth the cost?

Sockets allow easy replacement of a device and eliminates the risk of damage from overheating during soldering. [Wikipedia] I personally never (ever) replace these ICs. For programming ...
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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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Car plug from batteries

I've recently bought an air compressor with a cigarette lighter socket cord. It plugs into your car. The specs say that it takes 12V dc at 14A but I want to power it with small batteries (AA, AAA, 9V)...
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Ideas for safe connection from panel-mounted socket to PCB

I have a panel-mounted socket with the geometry shown in the images. Inside the enclosure this sockets ends with a male gold-plated pin, diameter 1.9mm. Any ideas on how to connect from this male ...
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Custom connector for connecting 8-pin to 20-pin

ARM-based device have 8-pin 2x4pin JTAG header. J-Link debug probe have standard 20-pin J-Link connector. I have 8-pin 2x4 Socket-Socket IDC Ribbon Cable. One end connects to the 8-pin JTAG header on ...
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Female to Female HDMI Socket extender [closed]

i want to create a female to female HDMI extender. i used 2 of this breakout board female HDMI socket (here) connected both of them with jumper wires and checked each wire with multi meter. ...
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Are RJ45 jack sockets universal regarding CAT-X cables

I've noticed some trade/wholesale websites list CAT-X jack sockets separately as the individual numerical version, i.e., (CAT-3 jack socket). I'm aware CAT is a standard, and RJ45 is the socket ...
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nxp microprocessor ethernet socket coding and sending code [closed]

I have nxp lpc43s50 microprocessor and I made an ethernet connection via lan8710 and at24c02 .I know how to connect at24c02 to my microprocessor pins .However I don't know how to send codes to my ...
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Does the use of power surge protector makes up for the lack of the ground pin? [closed]

My office room in my apartment has only sockets with 2 pin (USA). However, my Macbook requires a 3 pin socket so does the external monitor and other electrical equipments. Will the use of power ...
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16A current on an 10A power socket [closed]

Issue I am trying to power something that requires 16A of current using 3 different power supplies. Background I am not sure how much current my power socket can output or how I might go about ...