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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by C Roman, Sep 28, 2005.

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  1. C Roman

    C Roman Guest

  2. James Lehman

    James Lehman Guest

    I'm pretty sure that's a doo-hicky.... or maybe a thingy.

    James. :eek:)
     
  3. Figaro

    Figaro Guest

    nope, it's a thingamagig

    | I'm pretty sure that's a doo-hicky.... or maybe a thingy.
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    | James. :eek:)
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    | | > I'm just starting and having trouble with basic terminology.
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    | > Can anyone tell me what the term is for the connector shown here?
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    | > http://www.filefarmer.com/csroman/connector/
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    | > Thanks
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  4. James Lehman

    James Lehman Guest

  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  6. C Roman

    C Roman Guest

    I've been looking at all the different kinds of connectors at molex.com.

    There are tens of thousands!

    I also looked at digikey.com and mouser.com - they are more complicated
    to use than molex.com

    I just want to know this: if I have a defective connector in my hand (a
    2-pin female connector that plugs in vertically to a male connector on a
    pcb), what is the process for zeroing in on the part number on molex.com?

    I spent an hour and gave up. They have a search screen that allows you
    to specify # of conductors, spacing of connectors, friction or positive
    lock, AWG, maximum current, etc. Every combination turned up connectors
    that look nothing like mine.

    I can always just clip off the female connector and solder wires to the
    male header pins, but I'd rather not
     
  7. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    It helps if you're familiar with their range.

    I'd advise starting with the contact pitch.

    It's one area where the printed catalogue scores way better than anything
    online though. Mouser and Digikey are worse than useless too.

    2 pole connector - like you mention - try the KK series.

    Graham
     
  8. Nog

    Nog Guest

    You can re-strip the wires and crimp new pins on them. You need a pin
    extractor and a crimping tool. Alternatively you can replace the whole
    connector with a more common one like the pros do.
    There are more types of connectors than there are stars in the milky way.
    Good luck! Start here: http://www.action-electronics.com/molex.htm
     
  9. Kitchen Man

    Kitchen Man Guest

    If one is going to dabble in connectors, it would be useful to learn
    how to make your own connections. Get a good pin crimper for a
    certain type of connector that you will use often and that is readily
    available in multiple pin arrays and gauges, and then the worries
    about matching connectors in catalogs go away.
     
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