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  1. jp2express

    jp2express Guest

    I have a circuit board with a surface mounted s-video connector.

    The solder connections all look good, so perhaps the insides of the
    connector are damaged.

    Anyway, I'd like to get another surface mounted s-video connector and I'm
    looking through Digi-Key's 2007 catalog, but there does not seem to be a way
    to find anything on s-video.

    How would I find this? Is the connector called something more cryptic (like
    SB07-J connector)? It looks like all of the connectors would be in section
    A, but that is a very large section!

    FYI: I am a software developer, so I don't hunt down electronics very often.
    All I need is one s-video connector to repair a board on my receiver at
    home. So, if there is a better way to go about this, I am all ears!
     
  2. Assuming this is the standard S-video connector, what you want is a 4
    conductor "mini DIN" circular connector; in the PDF I have (from a
    couple of months ago, maybe) it's pages 342-343. For some reason,
    they're indexed under connectors --> circular --> mini-DIN, but not
    under connectors --> mini-DIN or just mini-DIN.
     
  3. jp2express

    jp2express Guest

    Thanks Mr. Erickson!

    I spent a couple of hours yesterday going through section A. I had to go
    slow to make sure my eyes did not start glazing over after looking at the
    same things over and over.

    In my catalog, I was able to find them on page 374 (T072).

    For future knowledge, how did you find this? I never would have thought to
    have called it a "mini DIN" and the catalog is huge! There has got to be a
    way to search this book, but it does not even appear to have an index other
    than the basic sections (Section A is 459 pages).
     

  4. It was a mini DIN connector long before it was chosen to be used for
    's-video'


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    Michael A. Terrell
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  5. jp2express

    jp2express Guest

    Software guys like me aren't so good at that. :)

    So, what would one of those small microphone jacks be called?
     
  6. I think you are refering to a 1/8" phone jack. They are called this because
    the 1/4" ones were originally used on telephone switchboards.
     
  7. Oh and BTY just for info. A common DIN connector is an AT keyboard plug and
    a Mini DIN is a PS/2 keyboard plug. Those are two common computer connectors
    you might be familar with.
     

  8. Those are to FAMILIES of DIN connectors.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  9. There are two sizes:

    1/8" or 3/32" in the US
    3.5 mm or 2.5 mm in metric places.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     


  10. That is what I meant. I guess I should have worded that better.

    Mike
     
  11. My intent was to convey that the s-video mini din was not the only type of
    din connector.
     
  12. jp2express

    jp2express Guest

    Gotcha! LOL

    "Michael Kennedy" went on and one with:
     

  13. No problem, I just wanted to make sure it was clear to the OP. :)


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
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