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Discussion in 'Datasheets, Manuals and Component Identification' started by Jordan Dawes, Sep 26, 2016.

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  1. Jordan Dawes

    Jordan Dawes

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    Hi, im new to this forum (and forums in general). Im looking for a connector for a friend. He has sent me a picture of the connector and all i know is that it is on a pac man arcade game. Any help would be appreciated. I have added the picture.
     
  2. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    I don't see a picture.
     
  3. Jordan Dawes

    Jordan Dawes

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    Sorry here you go

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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    is it just a 5 pin DIN connector?
     
  5. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    Looks like. Grab an old PS2 mouse and look at its connector.
     
  6. chopnhack

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    No, the PS2 connectors don't have angled slots for the pins to go into like the OP's picture. They are just round holes and are arranged in a rectilinear format.

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  7. hevans1944

    hevans1944 Hop - AC8NS

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    Okay, I didn't dig out a mouse or keyboard and count the pins, but it's still a DIN connector, both the 6-pin PS2 mouse and keyboard connectors, as well as the 5-pin DIN connector that @Jordan Dawes posted. There are many variations on this theme:

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    The "slotted" female contacts conceal two-bladed forks that mate with round pins on the male plug. Pretty reliable connector, although it could benefit from a positive push-to-release latching mechanism to keep the plug from falling out of its mating socket at the slightest tug on the cable. Maybe some variations implement that, but I don't know from first-hand experience.

    I prefer the considerably larger, but more rugged, XLR connectors, which are usually 3-pin but also available with as many as five pins:

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  8. chopnhack

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    I have had luck with calling TE before and talking with their connection specialists. They can narrow down comparable connectors.

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