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Replacing USB-C socket on a keyboard

I decided to fix some of my stuff that has broken USB-C ports. (why are they so fragile!) I've removed the old sockets and cleaned the pads, but when the old sockets were damaged (by simply inserting ...
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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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Help Identifying a Molex/MATE-N-LOCK style connector

Hoping someone can help as I've spent the last few hours trying to find this specific connector on a number of distribution and manufacturer sites. The pitch looks like it is around 6.3mm. It's a 2x2 ...
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When selecting an IC DIP socket for a DIP 20-pin microcontroller, should the DIP socket have the same number of positions and row distance as the IC?

Consider a 20-pin DIP IC with 2 rows, 10 pins in each row. For example, the Texas Instrument MSP430G2452 microcontroller. The measured distance between these two rows is just over 9 mm. On page ...
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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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Safety of unplugging while device is switched on [closed]

Help resolve a debate: is it less safe to switch off devices at the wall socket rather than using the off button on the device? He says it’s equally safe to just switch on and off it even just unplug ...
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CAN protocol how to make use of candump utility

Can anyone help me out how to use -r parameter in the candump utility? -r (set socket receive buffer to size) Wanted to verify: Configurable receive buffer feature. I verified the above as follows: ...
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Naming PCB connector metal socket in plastic housing

What is this PCB connector type? From the array of unsoldered connectors in plastic housing the metal socket is supposed to be replaced. Pictures present missing metal socket yet its type/name is ...
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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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What is the name of this green 2-pole DC power connector?

I've seen this connector crop up on several devices: (The above image is from a StarTech USB HUB.) If I want to buy the matching plug for this socket, what should I be searching for? I've tried ...
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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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Multimeter blown trying to measure 125 V in the 600 V AC range

I used a multimeter in its 600 V AC range to measure the voltage across a socket of a surge protector that is rated 125 V - 5A. As soon as I inserted the test leads, there was a pop and a bright flash....
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Adapter sockets for different TO can pin circle diameters

I need to mount a laser diode from Ushio with 2.0 mm pin circle diameter, onto a combined strain relief/ESD protection cable from Thorlabs, which has a socket with 2.54 mm pin circle diameter, Are ...
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Can NDS-11 300 V relay socket be replaced with NDS-11 600 V?

In short, I’m trying to fix an evaporator fan that locked up on a freezer and have no experience with electrical components. The NDS11 relay (300 V) has some rusted screws that won’t break loose so it ...
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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 power cords but no sockets to plug ...
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What is this 10 pin connector?

I'm trying to identify the 10 pin connector in the image below. Pin pitch is either 0.8 or 0.9mm (no calipers available). The outer plastic housing is 6mm x 4mm. Any ideas?
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Pinout on legacy audio jack

The headphone jack on my old (= 20th century) Daewoo TV 20A5 is broken -- the tip of a plug is stuck inside. As the TV itself is working fine, I would like to replace the jack, or rather jerry-rig a ...
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How can I figure out the type of the power supply DC connector from its datasheet?

I'm planning to use this power adapter which says its connector is 5.5 x 2.1 x 12mm DC jack. I need to find its panel mount counterpart to install in an enclosure, but there are many types of DC ...
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Removing 3.5 mm jack socket from a PCB: patching the socket's switches

I sheared off a plug from a 3.5 mm headphone jack inside my Roland HP603 piano. After failing to remove the plug, I tried removing the 3.5 mm jack socket from the PCB. However, the piano still thinks ...
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How to detect a plug is connected to a socket

I have a plug and socket. Before I turn on the power supply from a contactor, I need to detect if the plug is connected to the socket via a microcontroller. Any ideas on how to do this? The plug I am ...
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Socket or Surface Mount Adapter? (SOP16 to DIP16)

I'm looking to use a HX711 chip (which says it's a SOP-16L package,) and attach it to a circuit on a breadboard. I've found two ways to do so: a socket or just the adapter. Is there any difference ...
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Looking for the reference of a circular 5-pin socket for an optoelectronic component

I am currently using an optoelectronic component (an optic fiber switch) that has the following pinout, and I do not want to solder it directly, to be more flexible, so I am looking for a socket to ...
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Is it safe to slightly unscrew a light bulb so it doesn't complete the circuit? [closed]

It's dangerous to leave an open socket, but I have a light fixture that's too bright and I don't have a dead bulb to put in one of the sockets. Is it safe to put a bulb in but unscrewed enough that it ...
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Earth pin in a 3-pin mains plug [closed]

I bought a new pressure washer online and it has a 3-pin plug as shown in the picture, but there are only two pins protruding out from it. The two pins fit into my standard 3-pin socket and it works ...
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Strange new power supply socket effect [closed]

I bought a new power supply. I have a power strip with 5 sockets, having protection (I guess), and an on/off button. When the button is "on" the button glows red, when its "off" it ...
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How to correctly put an industrial timer switch with L / N screw terminals into a box with IEC C14 / Schuko connectors [closed]

I want to replace a cheap all encapsulated socket digi timer switch by an industry timer switch made for installation work, like this: I want to put it into a case that can be connected to a regular ...
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Regarding RTC drift

Basically there are two RTCs: 1.internal RTC 2.external RTC Internal RTC has no battery backup whereas external RTC has CR2032 battery to maintain time in absence of power supply. For accuracy ...
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Sync switchable wall outlet with another wall outlet remotely [closed]

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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Unknown two-pole power connector (female)

I want to include a female power connector in my design. The problem is that I do not know how to find the specific connector. This is the male counterpart that goes into the connector. And this is ...
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Can big solder joints in a PCB power path introduce noise, and extra socket question

The green line labels at the left (near the center) of the PCB are connected to the AD620 ground lines. The red lines parallel it are connected to +Vs. I plan to experiment with injecting different -...
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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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RF test socket pin max power handling capability

Do RF test socket pins have a max RF test power handling capability specification? Most RF pins that these sockets touch do have this specification. However, I don't see it listed for socket pins. ...
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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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If a light socket only has 2 connections, how can they sell 3 prong light socket adapters?

If a light socket only has 2 connections (thus not grounded) then how can they sell 3 prong (grounded) light socket adapters? How is this legal and safe? If it's grounded, then how does that work? e.g....
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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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How do PCB trace antennas with pigtail sockets work?

I am trying to understand the general way how wireless devices (cell modem, wifi card, router, other) work that have a socket for an optional external antenna. The main goal is to increase signal ...
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With little electrical knowledge is it possible to get a standard US light socket to power a small 3 W LED? [closed]

I was attempting to make an LED light bulb from scratch using a UV 3 W diode and acrylic resin. I wanted it to be able to be used as a regular bulb. Is this possible?
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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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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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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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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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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.