How do I find the name of my connector?

Look closely at photos to make sure you’re on the right track. Sometimes you’ll find a connector in the same family with a different color or number of pins. Once you find a manufacturer, you can go to their website and search by pin count, rows, color, gender.

What are the 3 types of connectors?

By Michael Pecht and San Kyeong electrical connectors

Electrical connectors are classified into three types based on their termination ends: board-to-board connectors, cable/wire-to-cable/wire connectors, and cable/wire-to-board connectors.

How do I know what JST connectors I have?

JST connectors are mostly identified by the length between one contanct to the centre of another contact. There are always between two to higher contacts in a single line. Some families have multiple rows as well. This length is the pitch of the connector type and determines the family that the connector is a part off.

How do I identify a Molex connector?

The Molex connector is one where the male/female terminology is a bit odd. The female connector is usually found on the end of a cable, and it slips inside of a plastic shell which surrounds the male pins on the male connector.

What are the 7 different types of cable connectors?

Cable Media

  • Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) …
  • Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) …
  • Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF) …
  • Single Mode Fiber (SMF) …
  • Registered Jack 45 (RJ45) …
  • Straight Tip (ST) …
  • Subscriber Connector (SC) …
  • Lucent Connector (LC)

How are connector pins numbered?

Pin numbering

Typically for headers attached to ribbon cables, the pins are numbered so they go linearly across the cable. Because of the way the connector attaches to the cable, this means in a two-row header, pins in one row have odd numbers and pins in the other row have even numbers.

What is connector name various connectors?

CN36 (male) This is the connector used by most printer cables. DB25 (female) This connector is used for parallel printer output on the PC. It is also used for SCSI output, especially on the Mac. DB25 (male) This is used for parallel printers (and other parallel port devices) as well as SCSI and serial ports.

What are cable connectors called?

There are three types of cable connectors: coaxial cable connectors, twisted-pair cable connectors, and fiber-optic cable connectors with the twisted pair.

What are the different type of wire connectors?

There are butt connectors, wire tap connectors, T-tap connectors, splice connectors, and heat shrink connectors.

What is a 4-pin Molex connector?

Often refers to the 4-pin connectors used to attach DC power to the drives inside a PC cabinet. Molex is a large manufacturer of electronics plugs and sockets that dates back to the 1940s.

What is a P4 connector?

The P4 connector is a 12V power supply cable used with motherboards that have an Intel Pentium 4 or later processor. Today, the connector is a standard power connector and is used with both Intel and AMD motherboards.

Are all Molex connectors the same?

There are three typical pin sizes: 1.57 mm (0.062 in), 2.13 mm (0.084 in), and 2.36 mm (0.093 in). The 1.57 mm pin can carry 5 A of current, while the 2.36 mm can carry 8.5 A. Because the pins have a large contact surface area and fit tightly, these connectors are typically used for power.

What is a SATA connector?

SATA Hard Drive Connectors

Serial ATA (SATA) is the SATA-IO standard interface for storage devices connecting with consumer devices. SATA replaces the parallel ATA bus to meet the increased bandwidth and performance demands of hard disk drive (HDD) storage applications.

What connector has 4 pins?

a 4-pin connector used for older IDE (PATA or Parallel ATA) drives and some newer SATA drives, providing +5 v or +12 v to the drive.

Are Molex connectors universal?

USB connectors and cable assemblies provide a complete universal serial bus interconnect system for I/O devices. Molex USB products are available in standard, micro, mini, industrial and automotive styles to fit any application need.

Is Molex 5V or 12V?

Integrated serial ports on older systems use +12V; while on newer systems, they use +3.3V or +5V. All the other plugs coming out of the power supply—called Molex connectors—are for drives, and they provide +12V (yellow) and +5V (red) power, as well as two ground wires (black).

What does Molex connect to?

The Molex connector is used for power connections for a disk drive in a computer as well as for other computer components such as CD-ROM’s, graphic cards etc. The Molex connectors bring DC power to the drives inside a PC case.

What is Molex known for?

Molex (a subsidiary of Koch Industries) is a globally recognized provider of electronic solutions in a wide range of industries, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical.

What is a PSU Molex connector?

Also known as a Molex power connector (pictured), it connects your computer power supply to drives and devices inside the computer.

Is Molex better than SATA?

Technically Molex can carry much more power than the SATA power connector. Molex has 2 power pins (one 5V and on 12V pin), each can deliver 11Amps for a total of 22Amps. The other 2 pins are ground wires… SATA power connectors has a total of 15 pins of which 9 are power pins (3 x 3.3V, 3 x 5V, 3 x 12V).