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Need Help Finding a Cable Quick Connector

  1. Oct 10, 2013 #1
    Can someone suggest a product or point me in the right direction of something that will do the following.

    I have a 24V DC LED panel connected to a dimmer by a cable that has 4 conductors with a 24 AWG size. I need to put a quick connect between the dimmer and the LED panel. The smaller this connector is the better. Can somebody help me out. Thanks.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    RJ45? That's the standard connector for 24AWG phone cable...
     
  4. Oct 10, 2013 #3
    Each RJ45 accepts 2 wires. So would I need to find one that works with 4 or could I just use 2 RJ45 connections to connect my 4 wires inside my cable.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2013 #4

    berkeman

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  6. Oct 10, 2013 #5

    meBigGuy

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    I am against using standard connectors for non standard things. You want something people won't plug their "whatever" in to.

    That said, Molex connectors are almost always for carrying power. http://www.jameco.com/1/3/molex-panel-mount-connectors

    Other "standards-like" choices are DB (like DB-7), Din, and other circular connectors. Just search for "panel mount power connectors" or just "panel mount connectors".

    There may be some ready made molex cable assemblies too.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2013 #6

    berkeman

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    That's an excellent point, and a good policy. I was under the impression that the OP's system was pretty closed/private, so I didn't factor that consideration in. One compromise option would be to use the outside 2 pairs of conductors out of the 8, since those are hardly ever used in phone-type applications.
     
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