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How wires connect to terminals and to each other; coloring and organization schemes; appropriate wire selection and installation techniques

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USB-C Connector wiring 3 wires [closed]

Hello, I am looking for a usb c connector suited for three wires. I can’t find them anywhere. The picture shows the broken connector from a 65w usb c charger. Can anyone tell me where I can get a ...
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How does this 230/400 V induction hob draw current? [closed]

The instructions that came with a new Electrolux EIS62441 induction hob didn't specify any recommended breaker sizes or supply cable cross section requirements. The hob comes with more than 1 m of ...
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How can I make an adapter wiring for a TRRS microphone to TRS?

I'm making a sound level meter using a Raspberry Pi as part of my thesis. My professor has given me a TRRS microphone to work with. I tried to make the TRRS microphone work with the Raspberry Pi ...
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Trying to make a 4100mAh, 47.4Wh battery for handheld PC

Stumbled across this site when searching for some info.. I'm hoping that one of you kind people will be able to help me. I have an Aya Neo Pro handheld gaming PC, and the battery has died. The problem ...
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Wiring a switch to a new power supply for a 12v lamp

I am trying to fix a sign that wouldn't light up anymore and I got confused when it came to installing the actual switch. It does work now but with the "fix" (replaced electronics of the ...
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I'm trying to wire this motor I have, but I'm not sure how to read this diagram

This motor is 110V or 220V. I'm trying to wire it up for 110 but I'm not 100% sure how. Is low std 110V and high 220V? I believe I need to connect 1,3,8 to hot and 2,4,5 to neutral and ground to the ...
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Tracker Accessory wiring [migrated]

I have installed a tracker into my excavator, the tracker has power, oil pump and accessory wires. The excavator has a negative isolation switch. I have connected the power wires directly to the ...
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How is this motor switch wired?

I've just purchased this Brooks Crompton 4 pole 3/4 HP single phase motor, that came off a Record CL3 lathe. The plate is too worn out to see any info, so I can't find a wiring diagram. I want to use ...
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Am I thinking about this correctly regarding 12V, 24V and 120V LED lighting?

Most of the LED light strips I see are either 12V or 24V, which require a driver to step down the power from 120v at the wall (thus the little black transformers that come with them). However... I ...
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rotary phase converter

I'm having issues with a 10 hp motor for a rotary phase converter. There were no labels on the motor wires, so I had to use this VIDEO to help me identify them, assuming that is the correct winding ...
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Ring Video Doorbell / ghost rings with 16 VAC solenoid chimes [closed]

I have: Ring Video Doorbell (x4) solenoid chime operating on 16 VAC The chime is a pre-2000's analog device. Presumably it uses an analog circuit to ring the solenoids in a pattern to make a ...
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What is this symbol? I found this on the panel of a circuit breaker setup?

I found this symbol in a wiring diagram on an old distribution panel door. What does that cross line on the wire means? Is it a wire tap on the line? Certainly, the diagram used the sine wave symbol ...
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Trying to T-tap wires of different gauges. Do these t-connectors even exist?

I am new to wiring and need help with a new project. I have a big box. On two sides of the box are 40 LED light strips; each light strip with a positive and negative wire. Theres a total of 80 LED ...
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5 wire universal motor wiring for DC

I have a dual voltage 115/230v universal motor, which I need assistance connecting to DC power. The model is a Model D671B FASCO 1/15 hp 1550 RPM 115/208-230V with Industry number 1231.GE. The motor ...
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Abusing EPS connector to power LED's?

I'm working on the wiring harness for a PC build that's going to include a bunch of (5050) LED strip lights. The strips will be wired to fan connectors (more details at end). For testing, I've been ...
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Power Supply Double Output +12 V -12 V

I’m checking this power supply. But it works to supply the diagram I attach? The situation is because I see in the diagram is required -12 V and +12 V, then I don’t know exactly: if what I need is ...
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Best way to get 80 wires down to 1? Is it even possible? [closed]

I'm new to working with power supplies but I'm planning on using two switching 24 V/40 A/960 W power supplies connected parallel. This power needs to connect to around 160 wires, 80 on each side of a ...
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Guitar wiring ground connection

I am rewiring an old used guitar, typically you solder all the grounds to the switch or the pot case, connecting also all the cases to have a common ground. Has anyone tried a PCB strip with screw ...
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Is there "polarity" with a G10q lamp base?

I'm replacing an FC8-T9 fluorescent bulb with a new bypass LED bulb. I found instructions which say to remove the ballast and connect the black wires on the G10q connector to the line (black) and the ...
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How to replace microjack on stereo earplugs with microphone [closed]

I broke a microjack connector. It is attached to a set of stereo earplugs with built in microphone. I know how to solder, but I am not sure how to find the correct replacement plug and how to identify ...
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Very flexible and durable wires?

I'm thinking of something akin to transforming clothes into LED displays. (Not quite, but close enough.) Lots and lots of small beads (and fewer larger beads) embedded into the fabric and connected ...
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Battery connector and wire ampacity

I’m considering using a JST ACH connector with my LiPo, but I don’t understand whether the current rating on the data sheet is for aggregate or for each wire individually (which is my guess since they ...
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How to determine whether an FPC cable or connector is 1.25mm or 1.27mm pitch?

I'm building an LCD display test harness on a perf board. I'm looking for a solution for connecting an 14 pin FPC/FFC cable to a 2.54mm perf board. Unfortunately, even with a digital caliper, it's ...
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Building a DIY BGA Rework Machine

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am trying to build a DIY BGA reflow machine. I have a very crude schematic, but the idea is run each of the 6 heating elements in ...
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Why is this switched power inlet fused on both load and neutral sides?

I've purchased a Schurter 4304.6090 power inlet for a project and am a bit confused by the fuse configuration. The inlet requires two fuses: one on the load side and another on the neutral side of the ...
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Can someone help me with a LED light fixture puzzlement? [closed]

I have been buying and using LED bulbs from the Dollar Tree for many years. I have never had an issue with them in the past. Just the occasional burn out in my home office fixture because it stays on ...
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Stepper motor wiring

I have what it looks to me as a stepper motor, power at 24DC, but it has no name or mark, and i can't find any documentation about the wiring, here are some pictures of the plug and the motor.
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making a long lasting battery pack for 24V/0.5A

I brought a stereo equipment from Japan that uses a wall-wart set at 24V/0.5A. I would like to replace the PS with a long-lasting battery pack, but all I can find are 12V/5A batteries, or 24V/5A. I do ...
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Cable type selection for 128 channel signal transfer [closed]

I want to use a cable to be connected (soldered) to my PCB, my PCB has 128 pads on it as follows: The signal that will be transfer to cable is @3 MHz to 6 MHZ, in range of 150 uA. The width of the ...
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A question about a possible electrical wring terminal/component

In an enclosure I have to wire several modules such as relays power supplies, PCB modules ect. But it gets messy with wirings especially if a part requires many connections at its screw terminals and ...
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Wiring a 2-pin K1 to a 3.5 mm jack with a mic and PTT?

Is there a possibility to wire a 2-pin K1 headset connector to a 3.5 mm jack with a mic and using an external button for PTT in order to close the PTT circuit? If so, please help me, I have been ...
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Wiring AC 5 Wire Motor with 4 Phases to Run at Max

I'm trying to hardwire a fan motor to always run on max. Currently, it has a circuit board that allows you to adjust the speeds and requires a bit of fiddling to turn on and set the speed when the fan ...
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Does connecting the ground of a power source to the neutral of the lamp cause a short circuit?

Does connecting the ground of a power source to the neutral of the lamp cause a short circuit? In other words, would either of the connections below cause a short circuit?
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Powering 24 V and 12 V device simultaneously from two 12 V batteries

I have two devices which need to be battery-powered (remote area, no grid power available). One device requires 24 V, the other requires 12 V. Both are very low amperage (~50 mA). Can I use my two 12 ...
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Connecting CN3722 to Load AND Battery

Like the title says, can I do this? I got two schematics in mind about how to wire these up, which one is the correct one? This one is straightforward, but will it actually work if connected to load? ...
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How do I branch a wire of a flex cable?

I've got a 10" (25 cm) 40-wire flex cable (similar to an IDE cable) with the well-known 2×20-pin plug on one end and a handful of Dupont connectors I will attach to the other end of the wires. ...
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How do I properly wire an SL-510-SS pyrgeometer to measure its internal thermistor resistance?

I've acquired an SL-510-SS pyrgeometer and am having trouble wiring the internal thermistor. The manual gives the following description: The manual also provides the following diagram: I've ...
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TRS headphone jack wiring

Summary: I have an in-ear-headphone that I am trying to replace the TRS jack for. I have tried soldering the wires to a jack a couple of times with the same no-good result. The left speaker doesn't ...
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Wiring two TRS sockets to accept either one TRS cable or two TS cables inserted

I am looking to modify the input of a small stereo amplifier with a TRS input jack to have two TRS input jacks instead. I want it to handle the following two scenarios. Scenario 1. Two TS plugs are ...
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Ground wire appears live despite not being connected on either end

I have decided to add another plug outlet near an existing blind outlet box. Unfortunately I've found that the existing one doesn't have ground since it's an old building, but that's a problem for ...
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Reversing direction of an AC universal motor

The problem: I have a table saw motor I am trying to use in a jointer and need it to spin in the opposite direction (permanently). I have had trouble finding an answer that I am reasonably sure ...
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Confusion with NPN input wiring to a converter

I have this frequency to analogue signal converter and I'm very confused about using it with NPN inputs. Here is the only block diagram they provide in their manual: When I power this converter ...
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How can I make a motor turn extremely slowly?

I'm looking to have multiple motors rotating metal discs at different speeds (each motor would be for a single disc, which weighs maybe 100g and 20cm in diameter), ideally at the pace of a clock (I ...
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3-phase, 220 V motor wiring

I have a pump motor that I was trying to wire. It's been a long time since I've wired a motor and I haven't seen one with just 4 wire connections- U, V, W, and ground. I have 220 V, 3-phase power. Can ...
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Running 2 small cartridge heater and 2 Solid State Relay (SSR) with 1 PID Controller

I wanted to run a heating setup that processes optical fiber for tapering and making couplers (I am in photonics). I aim to reach 810C of temperature, whereas I am getting only 780C. Currently I use: ...
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Multiple INA226 PCB for solar monitoring with a Raspberry Pi

For a project, I have a solar panel and a charge regulator with a 12V battery. The load is a Raspberry Pi. I want to monitor the voltages and the current flowing from the panel, the battery and to ...
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Individually Addressable LED overheated

Update (19.3.24) I checked the LED string with a multimeter. The + and - wire of the burned LEDs are connected, whereas the new LEDs do not have a connection between the + and - wires. I checked the ...
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PCB usb powered - led and screen wiring + review schematic

I'm currently designing a PCB featuring an STM32F103CBT6 MCU. The PCB will host five different groups of WS2812B LEDs, multiplexed 22 pushbuttons, 4 rotary encoders, and additionally, a VoCore 5" ...
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Dealing with IEC and NEC wiring color code in the same equipment

I am dealing with IEC and NEC standards for wiring color codes. For the first time, I have to integrate european (and UL certified) COTS products - power supplies - into a system for the US market. ...
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WS2812 LED Pixel Ring 26 AWG JST

I am building a small kitchen for my child. For the hot plate I bought eight ws2812 led pixel rings: four with 8 leds and four with 16 leds. I soldered each two rings together so I have four double ...

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