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PCB power plug

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:37 am
by knobby67
Hi All,
I'm trying to use Eagle to design a PCB based on a project I've been working on. My project work on a bread board ( lots of wires :D ) so I'm going to try and make a PCB. I have no experience of this and have hit a roadblock at a power plug. I need 5v and 12v so I thought I'd use a standard ATX 4 way harddrive socket. However try as I might I can't find the real name of this socket. I've tried 4 way molex in Eagle, no luck. Then tried M04JST that exists in the Eagle molex library and looks right on the pcb but might not be as I can't find a photo from my searches.
So basically can anyone tell me the name or model for PCB end 4 way harddrive moxel connector.
http://reprap.org/wiki/File:Molex_Done.jpg This sort of thing

Thanks.

Re: PCB power plug

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:49 am
by glenn66
I haven't used Eagle, but if you are stuck you could measure the pin spacing on a Molex plug and design the space and holes you need onto your PCB. It won't be so fancy looking on screen, but it should work. I had to do this back in the 1990s designing a Z80 based single board computer using a DOS PCB routing programme.

Re: PCB power plug

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:11 pm
by blc
The 4-pin female power connector for PATA HDDs/optical drives is the "AMP MATE-N-LOK 1-480424-0 Power Connector". I'm sure if you have a poke around TE's MATE-N-LOK series (http://www.te.com/usa-en/plp/mate-n-lok/ZndJ.html) you can find the male version you'd need for your PCB. Then you'd have an exact name when searching for Eagle libraries/components.

Re: PCB power plug

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:57 am
by brendi
Thats what you´re looking for: https://cadsoft.io/resources/libraries/?query=amp ? If not you can contact the technical support.