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Old 01-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Sorry for the upside down image. Anyway, I accidentally soldered one of these so it wasn't flexible anymore, and we need new ones anyway. But I have no idea what it's called. I asked the engineer that works with me and he's not sure either. It's kind of a silly question, but I need new ones. Anyone know what this connection is? Thanks in advance


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Do a search on Molex. That is a common connector...but the actual one will depend on the connector body being used.

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Do a search on Molex. That is a common connector...but the actual one will depend on the connector body being used.
Thanks ddawg. I found a couple on the Molex site, but they are huge! I am trying to hook up an LED (just one LED) with a resistor to a standard DC power output. Not quite sure what you mean by "connector body", but I assume you mean what this connector is actually supposed to feed into? If that's what you mean, we just run them to a little rubber 2-hole body (about 0.6cm by 0.4cm, 1.5cm height) which we plug 5mm LEDs into. I'll keep looking though, thank you much
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They will be specific to the manufacturer. You need to determine who makes the plug. Post a picture of the entire connector and maybe someone can identify it.
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I will post a picture Monday, the piece is at work.
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Anyone know what this connection is?

Broken !


It's part of a plug / header assembly !
Dont know for sure if it's available as a spare part,
As its usually part of an assembly.
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They make them smaller.
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Try the McMaster-Carr website. They sell more miscellaneous doodads than any place I've ever seen.
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Okay, so here are some pictures of the full connector. (Please don't lynch me! I know it's ugly, but it's homemade, and I'm not an electrician :P)

Basically the idea is to connect a standard 5mm LED to a power supply, and have it fit snugly inside our instrument. Every standard LED power supply I've seen is to power strips of LEDs, not just one, and I'm not sure how we'd get a strip to work properly for our purposes. The connector I showed earlier goes into the red rubber piece, allowing for a snug connection for the LED. The electrical tape near the end of the thick black power cord is where the resistor sits.

Although I would like to repair this to get it working, I would much rather just have a way to power one single LED that's actually meant to do just that, and we don't want to drop several hundred dollars on an ocean optics power supply which is why we had this rigged solution. If anyone knows of any other methods of achieving this I am all ears.
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Try amphenol or molex. I did find this under molex;


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