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Offline javilaTopic starter

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1 pin molex
« on: May 21, 2010, 11:11:22 PM »
where can I find a one pin molex connector. I have been looking at the tutorials but the only things I can find are the
ones for 2 or more pins.

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Re: 1 pin molex
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 12:52:41 AM »
Erm, probably easier if you make your own by cutting a 3 or 2 pin molex up.
They do exist but are not very common.


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Re: 1 pin molex
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 03:06:44 AM »
Could you use a 2 pin molex but not connect one of the pins?

The idea behind molex connectors is that they lock into place, and also only connect correctly 1 way round so cutting one up defies the object of using a molex.

You could also use a single header pin and solder a wire to a header female connector.

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Re: 1 pin molex
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 03:14:21 AM »
For singles, I just use a pin with no molex housing - I just shrink wrap it.

I just did a search and couldn't find any single housings on mouser or digikey, but I've used them in the past so I know they exist.

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Re: 1 pin molex
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 03:17:07 AM »
There are also Molex connectors that do not have polarization (can be connected either way around).

You could either cut a 2 way or 3 way connector, or you could just use the crimp pin either as is (if there are no shorting issues) or covered with heat shrink tube (or whatchamacallit...)

Edit: Admin beat me to it :P That's why he's THE Admin i guess....

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Re: 1 pin molex
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 07:57:33 AM »

SIngle pin connectors here (and several other places).

Just using heat shrink around a single crimp connector will make it difficult to get it nover a pin.

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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