Anyone know what kind of connector this might be?

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  1. bbiandov

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    Hi everyone,

    Anyone know what kind of connector this might be?

    It is the input of an electro-mechanical break of a servo motor. It takes mains power. I looked everywhere and I can't see a similar looking connector. Obviously I am looking for the mating connector so I am guessing a female flat looking with a double chamfer on one end and plastic locking ears on both sides of the body.

    Thanks
    ~B
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Yeah. It is a Molex Connector. It is often used for power cables because you can't mate them backwards.
     
  3. gerty

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  4. Techno Tronix

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    Yes, It s Molex connector.
    But why can't mate them backward?? Molex provides complete design flexibility for flat cables.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    Because you can't mate a triangle with a square. I dunno, just sayin'
     
  6. KeepItSimpleStupid

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    Molex for sure. The EARS can be purchased on or off. They fold back and become a snap in the back of the panel in a rectangular hole. Used inside equipment and for disk drives. Those Molex can be cross-pinned mix and match. Usually male pins go in female housings
     
  7. AnalogKid

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    Note that this connector style is available with at least two different pin (and body) sizes. Images and drawings without dimensions are almost identical. Also, AMP (now Tyco) makes intermateable parts.

    ak
     
  8. GopherT

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    Sure you can configure them but if you leave a plug and a socket hanging for an end-user, there is only one way to plug them.
     
  9. Techno Tronix

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    Which way? Can you suggest me?
     
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