molex connectors & alternatives?

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potatotron
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Re: molex connectors & alternatives?

Post by potatotron » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:05 pm

I used Molex connectors on my first Shapeoko (my pick and place machine) and they're fine, but yes more work to disconnect than I'd like. I'm using XLRs for the new mill I'm building, I got them here:

http://www.aquickcnc.com/store/electron ... ction-set/

JuKu
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Re: molex connectors & alternatives?

Post by JuKu » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:15 pm

potatotron wrote:I used Molex connectors on my first Shapeoko (my pick and place machine) and they're fine, but yes more work to disconnect than I'd like. I'm using XLRs for the new mill I'm building, I got them here:

http://www.aquickcnc.com/store/electron ... ction-set/
That is nice connector to, but it is not XLR, even though it claims so.

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Re: molex connectors & alternatives?

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:36 pm

JuKu wrote:
potatotron wrote:I used Molex connectors on my first Shapeoko (my pick and place machine) and they're fine, but yes more work to disconnect than I'd like. I'm using XLRs for the new mill I'm building, I got them here:

http://www.aquickcnc.com/store/electron ... ction-set/
That is nice connector to, but it is not XLR, even though it claims so.
I second that, by no means is that a XLR connector, but it's good. In fact, that's what I use too (and the higher pin count variants for limit switches, etc).
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Re: molex connectors & alternatives?

Post by Ennoble » Mon May 13, 2013 11:55 pm

I used TE Universal MATE-N-LOK connectors on my machine and was reasonably happy. I crimped the pins with needle nose pliers and for the ones driving the motors I also added some solder to the mix. It took a little while, but it wasn't particularly difficult.

http://www.mouser.com/catalog/catalogusd/646/1733.pdf
Shapeoko #971, Dual-Y, Smoothieboard for control

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