Need Help Finding a Cable Quick Connector

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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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berkeman
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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.

RJ45? That's the standard connector for 24AWG phone cable...
 
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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.
 
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berkeman
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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.

No, RJ-45 accepts 4 pairs..

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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.
 
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berkeman
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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'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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