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PCB power plug

Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:37 am

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. This sort of thing


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Re: PCB power plug

Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:49 am

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.

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Re: PCB power plug

Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:11 pm

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 ( 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.

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Re: PCB power plug

Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:57 am

Thats what you´re looking for: ? If not you can contact the technical support.

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