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I have two servo motors I bought from ebay. I am using them to motorise my mount. On one of the motors two of the wires attached to the encoder have broken off. A friend has tried unsuccessfully to re-attach them and advised me to get a new connector. This has proved difficult. I have tried Jaycar, Altronics and another store whose name I can't remember. I have also searched the online catalogue for element 14 (formerly Farnell). The connector is approximately 2 mm wide x 13mm long. It has 10 holes for wires.
Can anyone advise where I might one of these (See photo attached)? My frind describes it as a 10-way JST-type crimp connector.
03-06-2012, 09:22 PM
That looks very similar to the balance charging connectors I used to use to charge up my lithium polymer batteries for an electric heli. By memory, the connectors were only 8 pin.
You might find that it's a 10 pin JST-XH connector like this
04-06-2012, 06:25 AM
try to establish the pitch of the connector (distance between adjacent pins.. measure the distance between pin 1 and pin 10, divide this number by 9).
If it is 1/10" (100mils, 2.54mm) then it is easy to find the replacement, almost anything with the same pitch will do.
Dean's link looks a good one.. this is set of 5 connectors (male and female), crimping is easy (special tool), but not necessary to attach the wires.
04-06-2012, 09:14 AM
If you have no luck then post me all the bits and I will repair it for you.
Thanks Peter, Bojan and Dean,
I think I have worked it out now. I was not understanding pitch correctly so thanks Bojan for clarifying that. The pitch for my connectors looks to be 1.25mm. Once I could ascertain that I could locate what looks like the right connector and matching crimp socket on the element 14 catalogue.
Peter I really appreciate your generous offer. If the connectors I have ordered turn out to be incorrect, I may yet take you up on it.
12-06-2012, 05:45 PM
In case anyone else has this problem. Here is the answer (at least for me)
The little metal headers are very fiddly to attach if you don't have the right tool which in turn is very expensive. I tried with solder tweezers, small pliers etc and the connectors kept breaking so I was very relieved to find these pre-crimped wires.
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