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Female to female jumper wires

Where are female to female jumper wires used? They only have provision to allow other wires to be plugged into so cannot be used on breadboards. So, practically, where are they used?
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Use of multi-strand wire with terminals

I have a question regarding multi-strand wires. I use wires starting from 0.34 Sq mm to 6 Sq mm in my electrical cabinets. While connecting these wires in terminals, is it recommended to twist the ...
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Ensuring good contact between ring terminals and the screw terminals they're bolted to

I'm working on a high-current switching converter for research purposes. Because of the voltages and currents involved, many components use screw terminals to connect to wires. I haven't used screw ...
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How should one terminate litz wire?

When using Litz wire, the accepted method of stripping the wire is by dipping it in a solder bath, which effectively turns the end of it into solid-core wire, so my question is thus: How good is the ...
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What kind of connector can be used for 1.5 mm jack

I recently bought this product. The jack is of 1.5 mm in this. I have tried to use all kinds of wires inside this jack but none of them fit properly. The standard male to male wires are also too loose ...
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What type of terminal is this

Okay, simple yet seemingly impossible question here... What type of terminal is this? It looks like exactly what we need, but I found the image on an advert for the shrink-wrap shown in the picture. ...
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Need to identify this pin / terminal

I need to identify this pin so I can order more. RESEARCH: I've pored over Molex.com, Allied Electronics, and here with no success. I also reached out to JST and Allied directly but they were unable ...
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Can you explain the 3 terminals that PTC thermistors have

Okay, so I found from Amazon a cheap PTC thermistor with a fan, just search "Zerodis PTC" and you find it from there. I see it has 3 terminals, also other PTC elements do. Since it's a semiconductor ...
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Wire ferrule installation woes

So, I have some 1mm2 (cataloged in the USA as 17AWG) fine strand (259 * 0.07mm) test lead wire that I am trying to adapt to Eurostyle terminal blocks (which I can then adapt to other things, such as ...
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Are there any traditional colours to use for the wiring in a 4 mA - 20 mA current loop?

I am designing a cable that carries a 4 - 20 mA current loop. Considerations: The positive lead is connected to VCC. The negative lead is connected to a 120 Ω resistor (other end of the resistor is ...
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identify this connector - faston housing

need MFG of this connector. It is not tyco event though there are tyco fastons installed (confirmed by Tyco). 2 position faston housing. tab locks are on facing outwards. no markings on connector ...
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How to have USB act as a programmable power source? [closed]

I am interested in making a USB device that on 1 end, is a male usb that plugs into a PC like windows. On the other end is something that has a positive and negative terminal (or wire end). I want to ...
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Pin Extractor to remove female pins from 0.1" crimp connector housings [closed]

I have a lot of jumper wires with pre-crimped female terminals 0.1" (2.54mm) single-pin housings. I need accurately pull out a wire with precrimped female terminations from crimp connector housing (I ...
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Is it possible to securely connect 20AWG wire to CR2 battery terminals?

I’m trying to securely connect a positive and negative 20 AWG thickness wire to each terminal of a CR2 battery. From what I understand, they don’t make terminal connectors for these types of ...
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CMOS/RTC battery standard connector type?

Most CMOS/RTC batteries have a standard connector type, however after exhausting tons of time searching I cannot seem to find the type of connector these use. It's a 2 pin connector with 1.25mm ...
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3-way thick wire connector (8-10awg wires)

What is a reliable, easy-to-use, and inexpensive 3-way connector for 8-10 awg or 5.5-8.5mm2 wires? Most 3-way connectors such as the one in the image below are too small to fit two 8-10awg wires in ...
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Trouble with connection to the terminals of this filter

Below is a AC power line filter with open terminals as shown: I couldn't find any practical information about the proper correct way to connect the AC wires to the terminals of this filter. Should ...
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Practical way to splitting CAT5 for 1wire?

I'm planning Raspberry Pi system using One-Wire with thermometers (ca 10 pcs). My electrical skills are basic. I'm looking for a good way connecting stubs to main line. . The main line (green) 1 ...
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How to fool power supply that it has DC fan installed

I have a couple of server power supply units, namely HP DPS-1200FB. Those PSUs are working just fine (given their mileage) but the DC fans appear to be wearing out so I decided to replace them. The ...
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Spring PCB terminal block for stranded wire

I am planning to use this spring terminal block: Voltage and current requirements: 220 VAC 5 amps max Wire type : Multi strand wire - 1 sq mm to 1.5 sq mm like this: Datasheet says that I can use 0....
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Why is the plastic around my battery terminal melting?

I am using 2 dry batteries for my backup UPS. For some reason the plastic around one of the terminals of a battery is melting and producing a lot of smell. Most of the times it works fine but at some ...
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Could a 24 pin motherboard connector be used for a 24v sprinkler system quick connect? If not do similar multi terminal connectors exist?

I'm doing a project where I need to be able to connect/disconnect multiple 24v wires. Instead of connecting each one individually, I'd like to just hook them all up to a molex connector and be able to ...
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A DIY solution for IDC cable

I need Ribbon Cable with IDC female header 8pins (2x4) on one side and separate female sockets (2.54mm pitch) on the other side. Like this cables: But I can't find appropriate cable, the available ...
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4 Wire Strain Gauge to 2 Wire Conversion/Connection

I have the WK-06-12BT-350 ohm WK125BT Strain gauge from Vishay the Gauge comes equipped with 4 wires ( High endurance lead wires). The following document describes a similar gauge: Strain Gauge is it ...
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best spring terminals for AWG30 wires

which of these spring terminals suits better AWG30 wires? I've found 3 types: PCB Mount type (rated for 26 to 20AWG) Wago/lever type (rated for AWG28-12) CH-3 type (i've found no rating for these) ...
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Terminal spacing for 120-240V

I have a board (Krida electronics, not mine) that uses 2-pole PCB screw terminal blocks with 0.2" (5mm) pin spacing for Line & Neutral input. The conductive parts inside the block are very close ...
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Bolting a steel ring terminal to a steel tab on IGBT?

This is a similar question to one answered here: what are the best practices for bolting a ring terminal to a steel panel? However, the main difference is that I am not attaching a ring terminal to a ...
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Using straight connectors with screw endpoint?

I am a complete newbie to wiring but have almost completed the install of a MOSFET board on my 3D Printer. Felt it was necessary to avoid potential fires that this particular printer is known for. I'...
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Pluggable terminal connector long term reliability

I'm investigating the issues related to long term reliability of pluggable terminals of "Phoenix" style. This terminals are available in a range of pitch and configurations (right angle, straight...). ...
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what are the best practices for bolting a ring terminal to a steel panel?

i have made several new bolted grounding points in project boxes and in my car. i don't have data on how long they last, but i been following a strategy like this to connect a ring terminal: drill a ...
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What to do with wire shielding before attaching the plug?

As far as I understand, the wire shielding is for noise control. Question I cut a USB wire in half and am going to apply a 2 pin JST connector to the power & ground. Do I cut the wire shield ...
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Li-Ion batteries with 3 connections

If I have a Li-Ion battery with 3 terminals and do not wish to monitor the thermal pin do I need to pull it low or high. When I measure the battery from white to red I see positive volts as do I ...
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11.1 LiPo battery lead got too hot and shows 0 voltage now [closed]

I was working on my project using the LiPo battery. I mistakenly connected the battery terminals + to - and - to +, due to which the leads become too hot that it give me a heat shock. The charge in ...
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How to wire unusual R13-112 rocker switch

Can someone assist me in wiring this switch so the indicator and load can "light up" from 12V battery. By using terminals 1 & 2 I can power on the unit but I have no indicator light. Thanks
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Terminal size to connector size

This may be a stupid question, so please bear with me. I have a fuse block with #8-32 and #10-32 screw terminals. What size loop connectors would I order for those, for proper fit? The loop ...
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Raspberry PiFace, need to put 14 gauge wire in 1.5mm terminal

I have a PiFace and I need to get at 14 gauge wire which is 1.63mm thick into a 1.5mm screw terminal. To pass 4 Amps at 24VDC. I only have 14 gauge and 22 gauge wire, the 22 gauge wire won't pass all ...
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Real equivalent of terminal resistance

I found in a book a scheme representing a terminal connection used in making an ammeter shunt (with the purpose of extending its measuring domain). I can't understand what the drawing at b) ...
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How to connect 3 toggle switches to 1 battery supply, using 1 wire

I currently have a battery supply, 3 toggle switches, and a Protoboard. The protoboard has various components connected to it, incluing two motors. I need to connect two switches to the motor pins, ...
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Crimp terminal insulation of exposed leads

I'm dealing with an equipment which has a lot of internal wiring. The system is powered in 12V but the wires carry a good amount of current (in excess of 10A). I need to connect different units with ...
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How should I read the voltage ratings on this terminal strip?

http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/63479.pdf I don't understand the voltage ratings given. On the far left, it looks like four different voltage ratings. Is there some way to tell which ones are ...
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Does an inexpensive screw terminal “expansion strip” exist?

I've got a messy security panel that needs cleaning up badly, as I need to connect another PCB for remote access and can't get the wires to reliably stay in place: If you look at the black, red, ...
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How to connect to 30 awg Nichrome wire to 28 awg wire?

I'm looking for a quick way to connect my 30 awg Nichrome wire to some 28 awg stranded wire and have tried an inline splice and crimped-on receptacles. For my project I'll potentially be making lots ...
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Why are leads from the negative terminal considered grounds?

I'm using a 9V battery with a 5v regulator as a power supply. What I can't grasp is why I place the regulator in the (+) lead of the battery. If electricity is electrons flowing, and the excess ...
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Will crimped wire or soldered wire carry a current better?

I am running a 160amp DC current through a 1/0awg wire. Will the connection be more reliable with crimped connections, soldered connections, or screw terminals? I have looked online and it seems ...