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scotthh

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Connector for Opti-Wiz
« on: April 04, 2007, 09:36:35 am »
What is the connector that plugs into the Opti-Wiz called? And where can I get 5 of them?

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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 10:50:29 am »
Those appear to be the same type of connector usually used for computer case LED connections to motherboards.

As far as where "ELSE" you can get them . . .   ???
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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007, 11:32:15 am »
Tiger, that's exactly what it is.

This looks like the part:
http://www.mouser.com/catalog/627/1140.pdf

SINGLE ROW CRIMP CONNECTOR HOUSING; 2 CIRCUITS
http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/SearchResults.asp?N=0&Ntk=Primary&Ntt=50-57-9002&Source=&sid=4612EA8065DFE17F
SINGLE ROW CRIMP CONNECTOR HOUSING; 4 CIRCUITS
http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/ProductDetail.asp?SKU=863-0296&SEARCH=&MPN=50%2D57%2D9004&DESC=50%2D57%2D9004&R=863%2D0296&sid=4612EA801EE5E17F

Now to find a local source in the NYC, Westchester area...

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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007, 11:36:54 am »
Try a local mom and pop type computer store where they build the computer to order.  They should have lots of leads in the shop. 


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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2007, 12:25:30 am »
I just ripped a handful out of old PC cases. 

What, you guys don't have a PC graveyard at your house?

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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2007, 01:25:10 am »
I bought a kit at Microcenter that had about 5 or 6 different color cables like that if I'm seeing the picture correctly.  You use them to connect the motherboard to the front panel for the power/reset buttons and LEDs for the hard drive and power indicators.  I think it was just a couple of dollars.  If you dont have a Microcenter locally, you can try online.

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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 01:54:40 am »
-delete me-  :banghead:
« Last Edit: April 05, 2007, 01:58:29 am by SavannahLion »

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Re: Connector for Opti-Wiz
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 05:13:09 pm »
These are the exact Molex parts:

The six connector plug to mate with the Happ Trackball 03-09-2061 $2 at Radio Shack.
The four conductor plug on the Opti-Wiz: 50-57-9004 free sample from Molex.
The two conductor plug on the Opti-Wiz: 50-57-9002 free sample from Molex.

I didn't realize I needed Crimp Terminals inside the little plastic housings. Without the $200 Hand Crimper, I butchered the crimps on the big six conductor plug, and I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to do the little ones either.

Thoroughly dejected, I emailed Randy at GGG who said he'd make a special version of this cable for me for $15. If you have access to the crimper, you could make this cable for about $5 worth of parts. I didn't and I think this a fair price for a cable with a professional finish.


  
 

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