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Offline joe61Topic starter

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What's this called?
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:40:14 AM »
I'm trying to find a socket for a connector coming off some motors I scavenged from an old printer. My main problem is I don't know what these connectors are called, anyone know?

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Re: What's this called?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 10:48:27 AM »
It looks like this flat ribbon by Molex:
http://search.digikey.com/us/en/cat/cable-assemblies/ffc-fpc-flat-flexible-ribbon-jumpers/1573391?k=flat%20ribbon

http://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/sd/210390269_sd.pdf

Go through the list and find the correct pitch (pin separation) and look up ribbon cable connector. There are 2600 of them in digikey.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 12:35:24 PM by definitionofis »

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Re: What's this called?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 05:13:52 AM »
I've seen those, but they have individual wires bonded together. What I have is a flat plastic strip with connections sort of printed on it (no individual wires). Thanks for checking though.

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Re: What's this called?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 07:49:25 AM »
Hi,

The link was good, it's the FCC connectors.
Here's other examples:
http://www.qantas-hk.com/connector2.htm

They're everywhere - Don't you have an old cell phone, a printer or a similar piece of equipment to sacrifice?
You can just use one that's wider if you can't find one that fits.

I have attached some pics of a 6 pole FCC connector from an old BC video recorder.
Regards,
Søren

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Re: What's this called?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 07:04:21 PM »
Ok, thanks. Maybe I need to make an appointment with my optometrist.

 


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