Need Connector Suggestion(s)

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Greets Freaks -

 

I need to retrofit an existing product with a connector. Yes, there are a huge number of connectors out there, thus this request to help narrow the field. Here are some of the important attributes:

 

1) Cost, always cost! Within limits, lower is better

2) IP65 or better, mated and un-mated. Some kind of cover is quite acceptable.

3) Not too deep behind the panel. 10mm is probably OK. Might be able to accept a bit more. Diameter is less of a problem than behind panel depth. Can also extend quite a ways out from the panel.

4) Available in a variety of pin configurations

5) Low power (under 50mA, peak), low voltage (under 18V), DC

6) Easy to connect and disconnect with gloved hands

7) Would prefer availability through standard US industrial distribution (not EBay, AliBaba, etc)

8) Connector DOES NOT have to be circular, though the bulkhead hole should not require odd operations (example DB9). Bulkhead is plastic so punch operations are not appropriate.

 

<edit> It would also be nice if the series includes inserts for USB or ethernet connectors but that is a way-in-the-future requirement. </edit>

 

Part of the problem is that DigiKey and Mouser do NOT index connectors by weather resistance at the top level search. This connector might be automotive, might be marine, or such. Bulgin has several lines that are fairly attractive but hoping for some other suggestions.

 

Many thanks

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Mon. May 6, 2019 - 05:59 PM
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maybe the Switchcraft micro-con-x series....visually the depth doesn't seem too extreme

 

here is an example link

 

https://africa.rsdelivers.com/product/switchcraft/17282-3sg-300/switchcraft-micro-con-x-series-panel-mount/7335542

 

 

various flavors

http://www.switchcraft.com/Category.aspx?Parent=1147

 

 

up one category level (these look larger)

http://www.switchcraft.com/Category.aspx?Parent=901

 

 

 

 

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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SWITCHCRAFT looks really interesting. Will check out the others. I keep forgetting about Newark/Allied/et al

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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really small, with wires attached & very low cost (they also have pages & pages of these types)

https://www.elecbee.com/en/m8-panel-receptacles/2243-m8-cable-connector-a-coding-4-pin-solder-type-panel-aviation-connector-for-cable.html

 

from same place...very interesting waterproof D connector...VERY cheap, does not require a "D"  opening, a reactangle will do.

https://www.elecbee.com/en/waterproof-d-sub-connectors/10005-standard-ip67-waterproof-d-sub-9-contacts-female-solder-type-connector-.html

 

 

really small, but kinda expensive

https://www.vpi.us/circular-connectors/circular-connectors-panel-side-374

 

super small waterproof USB type (gromment around panel hole)

https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/m/molex/micro-usb-waterproof-connectors

 

 

nice line of automotive style (but not panel-mount)

http://www.edac.net/file_library/pcatalog2/1_WaterProofCatalogue_Issue-05-2012.pdf

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Thanks for finding those. I really appreciate it. I tend to have a hard time finding things NOT carried by major distributors.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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Jim, you are most welcome.  I bet I have a few of those somewhere in some bag in some box in some drawer of some cabinet, either in the garage  or shop.  I will encounter them when I'm looking for something else!

 

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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Not a big deal. I think I will start with the Switchcraft ones. I like the fact that they also have factory built cable/connector assemblies. The people who will be installing this are not electricians of any sort and probably cannot be counted on to be able to produce a reasonable weather resistant assembly. Elecbee also has cable assemblies and they are a bit less expensive, but given the saber rattling about jacking up Chinese tariffs, I think I'll stay out of that game for a while.

 

Jim

 

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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I'll NEVER find this thread when I'm looking for connectors.

The largest known prime number: 282589933-1

In my humble opinion, I'm always right. 

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I've asked several times for ways to make a "favorites" list, but it seems to be too much to ask. Ditto. I'll loose it, but I will get what I need before that for THIS project. Its the next one where I'll have a hard time remembering that this even exists! wink

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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ka7ehk wrote:
Its the next one where I'll have a hard time remembering that this even exists! wink
Quote by Albert Einstein: “Never memorize something that you can look up.”

In the past, one simply pulled their favorite catalog(s) off the shelf and browsed through; now, that may exist only for RF connectors.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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In the past, one simply pulled their favorite catalog(s) off the shelf and browsed through;

Ah, back in the day...

 

I recall "browsing" through the TTL, CMOS, and Analog Chip books back in the day.

Make it easy to find the chip one was looking for.

 

Also make it easy to see what chips existed that one had not yet heard about / learned of.

 

What a  concept, create a thumb browsable catalog...

 

JC 

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ka7ehk

 

In my firefox bookmarks list I have an entry for "avrfreaks forum".  Under that, a folder for "avrfreaks posts". In that,  folders for categories of posts I want to keep track of. I edit the post title or add text to the "properties" as a reminder of the posts relevance. Same thing for other forums/sites.

Last Edited: Tue. May 7, 2019 - 08:31 PM
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In my firefox bookmarks list I have an entry for "avrfreaks forum".  Under that, a folder for "avrfreaks posts". In that,  folders for categories of posts I want to keep track of. I edit the post title or add text to the "properties" as a reminder of the posts relevance. Same thing for other forums/sites.

I recently somewhat reorganized about 250 "favorite " links, many were defunct....I made different favorites folders, such as  PIC peripherals, Graphics, Algorithms,  Serialcomm, Batteries, LCD, MotorDrivers, etc.  But after awhile it sort of failed, since one link might fall into graphics and math and GPS...so the organizing sort of falls apart....need more of a database approach.  I think there are some automatic self-organization tools available.  Maybe that's just saying  should simply do a Google search!

 

I still have a pretty good selection of old databooks...some of that apps info (such as national semiconductor, Harris, RCA) is quite nicely done.  I probably have 100 pounds of app notes printed out and clipped articles thrown in some file drawers...now where is the one about junction capacitance?  

 

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.   I look forward to being able to predict the future!

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RickB wrote:

ka7ehk

 

In my firefox bookmarks list I have an entry for "avrfreaks forum".  Under that, a folder for "avrfreaks posts". In that,  folders for categories of posts I want to keep track of. I edit the post title or add text to the "properties" as a reminder of the posts relevance. Same thing for other forums/sites.

 

That won't work. I seem to be on a different computer every few months.

 

If I remember, I can google http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3A+avr... and get every connector thread since the Normal conquest.

 

 

The largest known prime number: 282589933-1

In my humble opinion, I'm always right.