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How to use this PCB terminal? [closed]

I'm wiring up a home EV charger which has this PCB terminal for the data connection. Can anyone tell me how to connect the cable?
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Standard defining whether to strip multi-core cables inside the cable duct or close to IO Card

During the factory acceptance test (FAT) of a remote IO panel (24V, atex zone 1,) the client did not accept that the multi-core cables were stripped inside the panel wire duct. He said that they ...
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Is it possible for turn signals to be operated with push to make switches to earth on a bike using relays?if so is there any circuit diagrams to show?

Switches are earthed when pressed. I have tried various ways of attaching the wires, but can’t find a solution.
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Barrier block vs. Lever wire splice for power distribution in a mobile robot

I am a beginner in robotics and am learning by building a four-wheel mobile robot. I will supply electrical power from one Li-ion battery to four DC motors. I plan to use a barrier block to distribute ...
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Identifying a connection terminal specification from photo

I'm having difficulty identifying the 12 pin connection as seen in the photos below. It appears to be a JST, but upon purchasing some 12 pin JSTs, they do not fit and are too big. Is there a way to ...
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Identification of the crimp terminals

Here is an image of the connector and the crimp terminal I am trying to find out. The part code for the connector is 10112284-002LF from FCI.
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What is the name of this FASTON-like crimp terminal with a spring?

I use 2.2mm FASTON-like connectors (top of first image) to connect to the male terminals of the illuminated switch on the left, but they are a pain to connect and sometimes even damage the male ...
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Are there terminal blocks that are quick to attach for use in a production environment?

Is there a connector that I can use with a tinned wire that's easy to attach, are there any solutions available? I would use a terminal block but having to screw/unscrew several wires in a testing ...
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Identification of a 12 V Quick-connect disconnect

I am looking for help in identifying a specific type of Quick-connect disconnect: It's used in the context of 12 V vehicle or boating electronics (think 12 V "cigarette lighter" outlets, ...
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Where to find battery pack contacts [duplicate]

So i need those metral spring terminals like those on this battery pcb, can someone help to find those, or whats called at least.. THANKS
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Plug identification, used on 70 ampere relay

I have a terminal off of a Deere 6170M tractor for a 70 ampere relay. The terminal appears to be either 0.374" (9.5mm) wide, or then 0.375" (9.53mm) wide. Deere tells me their part number is ...
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What type of connector is this (white, plastic, single or double-row, latching, crimp-pins)?

So I am trying to figure out how I can splice 2 or 4 wires together. I know I can do it with these types of connectors. These look like some type of Molex connectors, but I'm not really too sure of ...
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Should I repair this crimped terminal on a heater switch?

My 2000W heater started to produce electric arc noises for several seconds upon turning on. I opened it and found this had happened to the thermostat: My question is, should I sand the terminals and ...
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How are these wires connected (see picture)?

I'm trying to replace the timer component in a toaster oven I have. I am not very knowledgeable about different connector/terminal types, so I thought I'd confirm with more experienced people here. It ...
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Why do the leads of some resistors have holes?

Why do the leads of some resistors have holes? Is it to: Run a wire through it before soldering? If so, what is the best technique? Run a tiny screw through it for connecting a tiny lug? Provide a ...
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What kind of wire terminator is this for computer power supply fan?

Trying to determine the style of wire-terminator used here so I can buy a few. What is this called? It's on the wires for a three-wire fan used in a desktop's power supply.
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Connecting thick cables to small terminal

I am currently installing an (off-grid, battery based) PV system for 5kWp at 48V (resulting in ~100A DC). In order to keep the system extensible in the future (don't want to reinstall cables because ...
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Can I mix three wires that carry single phase 240V AC and four wires that carry USB signals into a signal custom cable?

I am planning to design a system that requires AC power supply as well as a USB connection. I found a connector that has provision for the same here. If I were to pass 240 VAC single phase along with ...
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How do you check if a terminal is compatible with a connector?

In example, if I was looking for a terminal for this type of connector. I'm looking through terminals but I don't really know how to make sure they'll be a fit for each other. In a general way, how do ...
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How to solder high amperage PCB wire lugs

My concerns are how to successfully hand solder a double-sided, 4oz copper PCB. The plated-through holes in the board have no thermal reliefs and are attached to the power and ground planes. The board ...
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Wire Prep for Spring Terminal Block

I am assembling an electrical system for a project, and I'm using these terminal blocks because of their ease of use. Currently my wire ranges from 14awg stranded to 20awg stranded (20awg has some ...
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Multiple connections under a barrier terminal strip screw

Multiple connections under a barrier terminal strip screw. I know that you shouldn't place two wires under the screw of a breaker, called "double lugging" and can make for a bad connection ...
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What is the connector for bare wires that locks the wire with an orange button?

I've seen this type of connector on garage door openers and other consumer equipment. It has holes for the stripped wire end, and an orange button that can be pressed with a screwdriver to open the ...
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Splicing out a single pair of wires from buck converter for 2 Arduinos and buttons

I'll need to use my 15W 12-5 buck converter to power both Arduinos and for triggering 3-4 buttons. The buck has a pair of wires on the output so I'm trying to figure out what's the most tidy and solid ...
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How do I know which is the correct AI to connect to a system's "Synch Out" pin?

I am trying to measure a square signal that I should be obtaining from the "Trigger In" (Trigger Input) and the "Ground" pins being connected to the oscilloscope. The signal we ...
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Are SV5-5 spade connectors proprietary / trademarked?

I wish to advertise a product as using SV5-5 forked terminals. I am worried that I would be infringing someones trademark if I use the words "SV5-5 10AWG forked connectors" Is it a generic ...
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Tell me a wire-to-wire connector that is soldered, not crimped [closed]

...because I hate crimpers - I'm just not very good with them! This will be for small electronics projects carrying small loads (5V/12V / 3-5As). It will be to connect on wire end to another. They ...
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How to make push button as logic state?

We know when use switch easy for us to state input logic. Logic 1 means input connected to positive terminal. Logic 0 means input connected to negative terminal. How about unconnected input from ...
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How are you supposed to know what crimp tool to use for a given connector?

There is a dizzying array of crimping tools available on digi-key, mouser, and other distributors. But they nearly always just say they're for specific wire gauges, without reference to what type of ...
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Best way to connect PCB to enclosed AC/DC power supply

I'm trying to minimize assembly time in a system that will require a PCB interfaced to an enclosed AC/DC power supply. Unfortunately, on-board AC/DC converters are not economical for my power ...
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Does using a push only plug for and F connector in a coaxial cable decreases the signal or adds noise?

I'm intending to find a replacement cable for my cablemodem unit. The existing cable that the phone company installed is a screw in terminal on both ends of the coaxial cable with one end connected to ...
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How do garage door wire connectors work?

This is going to sound stupid, but I have garage door wire connectors like this: The wire keeps falling out. How do I get it to hold. The manual and case says "Strip to this length: 11 mm and I'...
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How to trace a wire hidden behind plywood wall? [closed]

I have multiple electrical lines running behind my plywood wall. Unfortunately, some wires got lost behind the wall and the electrician is unable to trace them. Now the wire which I want to trace has ...
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Headphone Jack wire coding is different

I recently opened my headphone jack because one side of headphones wasn't working There are 6 wires basically Dark green, dark blue, yellow, red and two copper wires Please help which wire should I ...
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Are Molex PicoBlade connectors compatible with JST GH?

I've read that Molex PicoBlade is often confused with JST GH as they both have the same 1.25mm pitch and similar connectors. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JST_connector Will a JST GH female terminal ...
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Part Name Identification - PCB mounted wire clamp terminal

I have a wall outlet that i took apart, and there are mounted wire terminal blocks there. I tried searching for what kind they are, and couldn't find anything. There is a screw that tightens a paddle ...
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Protecting a wire linked to a power supply

I have a power supply of this kind: https://www.makerlab-electronics.com/my_uploads/2017/06/36V-Switching-Power-Supply-01.jpg and wires linked to it like on https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DrZ8oupvzSE/...
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How to connect multiple power rail wires together?

I'm working on a project that uses a 12 V supply, tower light, buck converter & Raspberry Pi. I am prototyping it on a breadboard, but want a permanent home for it in an enclosure. What would be ...
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Cleanest way to splice automotive wires in car?

I'm installing a remote car starter and it requires me to connect to the +12V and GND wires going into the OBD2 wiring harness. I can cut the wire inside the car and then splice an additional wire ...
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Opening and closing a pair of terminals

I have a device running at 12vdc that has a pair of terminals that can be opened and closed for the device to operate. I understand how to use an optocoupler to open and close the terminals, however ...
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How to safely wire power supply

I plan to use a small 220v to 5v buck converter I bought, to power a Wemos D1 mini from 220v mains power. I am not sure how to safely hook it up to the mains power. It seems that because the system ...
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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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