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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    a very basic question...I lack electronics background.

    I intentionally cut a wire. DC 5V and <= 2A.

    I want to add connectors to each end so that I can plug and unplug the
    wire together.

    a woman at the other end of the telephone line on rswww showed me a
    mini din connector (I hate those). She said other connectors are AC
    only. Anyhow, the one she showed me was only 1A anyway, so no use.

    (the woman said she couldn't "recommend" anything, she isn't allowed
    to. So I asked her for "an example of what I could get". That she
    complied with!! - may be worth knowing if talking to rswww!)
     
  2. RS Components are a trade supplier and wouldn't be expected to answer such
    things over the phone. You might do better with Maplin if they still have
    a technical advice department.

    There are many different types of connectors that would satisfy your
    requirement - the obvious one being a standard 2.5mm plug and socket. Mini
    DIN connectors are principally designed for signal handling - not power.
     
  3. Guest

    So the stuff the rs woman said about everything other than mini din
    being AC is bull? She also said that all the connectors they have
    don't go as low as allowing 5V!

    I did call maplin first. The guy said all they had was "chocolate
    boxes". They'd work but they're large. He said they don't sell the
    connectors outside of the boxes. And that the best place to ask is rs
    components!

    how about this?
    Plastic 2.5mm Stereo Line Socket
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1143&criteria=connector 2.5mm socket&doy=27m3
    FT93B


    Plastic 2.5mm Stereo Plug
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1140&criteria=connector 2.5mm&doy=27m3
    FJ85G
     
  4. [/QUOTE]
    The answer of a telephonist doing a search and not understanding specs,
    I'd say. There's not a connector I know of that won't allow low volts.
    Specs usually give maximum figures - not minimum.
    Sad - at one time Maplin had quite reasonable tech help by phone.
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1140&criteria=connector 2.5mm&doy=27m3FJ85G

    You're on the right track but those are audio connectors. Look for the
    same thing under *power* connectors. The sort you commonly get on wall
    warts, etc. But they require soldering and are a bit fiddly to fit
    properly.
     
  5. Guest

    The answer of a telephonist doing a search and not understanding specs,
    I'd say. There's not a connector I know of that won't allow low volts.
    Specs usually give maximum figures - not minimum.
    Sad - at one time Maplin had quite reasonable tech help by phone.
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1140&criteria=connector%...

    You're on the right track but those are audio connectors. Look for the
    same thing under *power* connectors. The sort you commonly get on wall
    warts, etc. But they require soldering and are a bit fiddly to fit
    properly.

    --[/QUOTE]


    The rs woman was on a technical line and introduced herself as such.
    As was the maplin number.

    I called maplin again and the guy was better.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=JK11&source=15&SD=Y
    DC Power Line Sockets
    JK11


    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=L48AY&source=15&SD=Y
    DC Power Plugs
    L48AY

    He said they take up to 2A, and up to 24V though most people don't up
    that amount of V on there.
     
  6. In reality they'd 'take' a great deal more than 24 volts - but the design
    is safe for extra low voltage only, so should only be used for this.
     
  7. Guest

    good god. Any connector that is rated to 2A or more will do it.


    NT
     
  8. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

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