Assembling an ATX power supply connector

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
Hello, i'm looking for some help with assembling an ATX power supply
connector. What are the technical names for the 20/24 pin plastic
connectors that ATX power supplies use, and what are the metal pins in
them called? I need the info so I can order the parts from an
electronics supplier.

Are there any special tools for crimping the pins onto wires?

Re: Assembling an ATX power supply connector

paul@koala-tea.com wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

They're Mini-Fit Jr and you'll find them on Digikey.com. They
come in different sizes. I think this is an example of the
end that goes on a power supply.

http://rocky.digikey.com/WebLib/Molex/Web%20Photos/39-01-2240.jpg

    Paul

Re: Assembling an ATX power supply connector

On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:16:58 -0800 (PST), paul@koala-tea.com wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Why not just find a dead power supply and take the plug from there?  
You can probably get one free at most computer stores.
Why bother making your own power supply anyhow, the parts will cost
more than just buying one.

Re: Assembling an ATX power supply connector

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Molex

The terminals can be ordered to match that connector and they lock into the
connector.

The proper tool to crimp the terminals to the wires is very expensive.
Cheaper ones can be found.




Site Timeline