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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Arfa Daily, Mar 11, 2008.

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  1. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Does anyone know for sure who the manufacturer is, of the 2.5mm pin-pitch
    box connectors on the Vestel PW15 series power supplies used in many makes
    of LCD TV ( Hitachi, Toshiba, Sanyo etc) ? They are the type with a recess
    cut into one side of the box, and which take a plug with a polarising bump
    at each end, set the same distance apart as the recess. Large variety of
    'ways' from a couple right up to 13 or more. Pins are also offset closer to
    one long face of the box, than the other, so this, along with the bumps and
    the recess, ensure that a plug can only be inserted into a socket, the right
    way round.

    There doesn't seem to be any manufacturers name or logo on them that I can
    see, and although I've found some 2.5mm examples in catalogues, none that
    are exactly enough the same, to be useable with existing connectors.

    Arfa
     
  2. No particular experience of this equipment, but JST and JAE are both popular
    manufacturers of connectors in Japanese equipment; maybe worth checking out
    their catalogues.
    Martin
     
  3. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    Pic? Are you sure it's 2.5mm and not .100", i.e. 2.54mm?
     
  4. JW

    JW Guest

    Could it be this:
    http://www.jst-mfg.com/product/pdf/eXH.pdf
    If so, Digikey has 'em.
     
  5. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Hi Smitty. I'm pretty sure that it's 2.5 rather than 54. I measured across a
    7 pin one, and it was exactly 15mm as near as you could see. I know the odd
    ..04 would only make a difference of another quarter mm, but I figured that
    you would see that. I'll get out the digital calipers today, and see if I
    can measure it accurately. I'll try and get a couple of pics put up
    somewhere as well.

    Arfa
     
  6. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Thanks Martin - I'll take a look. Do you happen to know a UK stockist ?

    Arfa
     
  7. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    A - Ha ! That looks pretty damned close if not exact ! Now all I need to do
    is find a stockist in the UK ...
    Thanks for the pointer.

    Arfa
     
  8. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    I got some of this connector as samples from the manufacturer, and it is the
    right one. I have now identified it in the Farnell catalogue, so a good
    result all round. Now if only I could get the cost of the crimp tool down
    from 186 quid ...

    Arfa
     
  9. JW

    JW Guest

    I've had this particular tool for 20+ years that does just about
    everything that I need, including the pins from the connector above. It's
    marked Winchester Electronics cat. No. 107-0656. Nothing fancy, I paid
    about $18 USD which translates to about 9 quid or so.

    Whether it can still be found is another matter, Google didn't reveal
    much. It has openings very much like Digikey AV4999-ND. $50 USD/25 quid.
    Hope this helps.
     
  10. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Thanks for that. I'll try some research ...

    Arfa
     
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