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Electronics 2mm pitch crimp connector?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by wywywywy, 11 Dec 2017.

  1. wywywywy

    wywywywy Member

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    Hi all,

    Is there a similar connector to Dupont, but with 2mm pitch instead of 2.54mm pitch please?

    I am trying to mod an HP Microserver, but the front panel uses a 2-row 18-way 2mm pitch connector, so I cannot just plug the Dupont plugs in.

    The only one I can find is the Molex Milli-grid, which is probably what the HP Microserver uses, but the only places I can find either have a big minimum purchase or a big shipping charge (RS, Digikey, Mouser, etc). And because I only need one I don't want to spend £20 on it :(

    Any thoughts please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    https://www.moddiy.com/ Not sure if this will help because of shipping. The common use for the 2mm stuff is USB3, so you can use that for a search modifier.
    Other options are hitting the local computer boneyard for proprietary parts. Dell/HP are bad about using custom form factors.
    Can you splice the wires from the original plug?
    https://www.ebay.com/i/322386948188?chn=ps
    Something like this help? You can clip to the size you need with a razor, and the plastic can be fused with acetone to make a double layer connector.
     
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  3. cobalt6700

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  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I was under the impression that USB connectors used 2.54mm housings?

    I buy connectors and pins from Proto-Pic. I've had a quick look and can't see anything obvious but there may be something on there that'll meet your requirements
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Big Elf - Someone on the dev team decided 3.0 was a big enough change to merit using a different header. I'm betting he invested heavily in magnifying glass manufacture too.
    -Guy currently suffering with making a USB 3 front panel.
     

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