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Ways of improving USB-C mechanical durability

Have you considered using an RJ-45 (Ethernet) connector? I think Ethernet now goes up to 10 GBps (at least 1!) and it's almost definitely more durable and reliable than USB-C, I mean you don't need an ...
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5 Pin Equivalent of MT-30 Connector

24VDC 4A That requirement is not too hard and easily met by dozens of connector families. For example, consider the Molex Mini Fit series: https://www.molex.com/en-us/products/connectors/wire-to-...
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Connection for Hoover washer dryer drain pump

The 2-circuit connector is a RAST5 plug, 5 mm pitch. The two single-circuit connectors are 1/4" quick-connect disconnects. (A.k.a. Fast-in, fast-on, and many other names.) I haven't seen an ...
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What is the type of this connector?

It looks a lot like, Molex Mini-Fit Jr I think in-line shells and crimp pins are available.
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Unexpected Loss In Signal Integrity

I also didn't add a ground plane because I didn't know how to do it at that time. That's the primary source of the problem. Even though the display is connected directly to the board, the signal has ...
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KiCAD symbols for JST connectors

There are hundreds of "generic" connector symbols in KiCAD. Choose one that matches the pin numbers on the footprint and use it in your schematic. Then allocate the footprint to the symbol ...
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What type of connector is this, and how can one reliably detach and re-attach?

What type of connector is this, In the one in the first picture: It's a ribbon cable socket. and how can one reliably detach Press the white button Pull the ribbon cable Release the button and re-...
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Unknown wire to board connector

My Identiconn utility identifies that as an HCTL - HC-XHB. {Source: HCTL} I know that your part is marked ZJT, but that company has no online presence, so I can't link to it. Many Chinese ...
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Help identifying hollow spring / inverted header sockets

Digikey sells them: https://www.digikey.com/short/wnjj5m37 Their Digikey catalog section for this is: Connectors, Interconnects -> Terminals -> PC Pin Receptacles, Socket Connectors Mill-Max is ...
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Can anyone identify this connector on my laser cutter cable?

My Identiconn utility identified three connectors that appear to be all knock-offs of one another: MANUF. - SERIES MANUF. - SERIES HDGC - HDGC2008xxXP (pdf) DLL - HY YeOnho - SMx200-NN (pdf) {Source:...
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Suggest appropriate substitute for cable glands

Add a cable sleeve to the cable and thus increase the outer diameter to maybe 4.5 mm or so. Plenty of options to choose from including heat-shrink sleeving. The sleeve only needs to be added where the ...
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Unknown wire to board connector

Looks like a normal JST XH-2 just with a latch. The ones with a latch are less common but I guess you can try finding them on AliExpress. However if you just want it to work you can use a normal JST ...
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How to solder the central pin of the TGA 2214-CP microwave amplifier

Page 11 tells you to solder the module manually. Do not use a reflow oven or hot air. The drawing of the evaluation board shows that the solder pads are a bit longer than the pins. That makes it ...
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How to join two PCBs with a very small separation?

Headers do two things: provide an array of electrical connections, and mechanical alignment. Depending on how many pins, and how many are arranged on the board(s) and where, rotational alignment may ...
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How to join two PCBs with a very small separation?

Using standard header pins/sockets mounted on their side, you can get this down to <3mm.
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How to join two PCBs with a very small separation?

You can use pin headers if you select a "pass through" or "bottom entry" types: The idea is illustrated here (Source): Placing them on opposite sides, you can get the PCBs flat ...
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How to join two PCBs with a very small separation?

The shroudless strips you plan to use are fragile and tend to rip SMD pads off the PCB. I strongly recommend you use mezzanine board-to-board connectors instead. My Identiconn utility lets you select ...
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What is the best way to retrofit a connection between a circuit board and its case (housing)?

From the video it looks like the wires break right at the weld to the case terminals where the wire is squished down giving a stress riser-- and maybe metallurgically changed (embrittled? due to the ...
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Identification of NiMH connector

That's a "pin and socket" connector. Measure the pitch. If the pitch is 3.38 mm, then it's a Molex Standard .062 (My Identiconn site). If the pitch is 5.03 mm, then it's a Molex Standard ....
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18650 battery holder corrosion

The materials seem reasonable enough- stainless steel, plated with a barrier layer of nickel and tin on top. I think you'd have to do a bit more analysis. If the application has a lot of vibration it'...
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18650 battery holder corrosion

If you want reliability, these batteries should not be used with battery holders to begin with. These batteries are available with solder tabs where you can solder wires directly, and also with pre-...
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