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Stepper motor quick disconnects



Gadget
07-23-2012, 01:50 PM
I've been looking for a good cheap quick disconnect for my stepper motors and have come up with what I think is a good one. I got 5 of these off Ebay. They are listed as
12inch PCI Express 6Pin Extension Cable (PCI-6P-EX) You get both the male and female end with each extension, all you have to do is clip midway and wire them in. I also labeled the plug with the connection information for good measure. I hope this helps the next CNC builder.



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undercut
07-23-2012, 01:56 PM
I've been looking for a good cheap quick disconnect for my stepper motors and have come up with what I think is a good one. I got 5 of these off Ebay. They are listed as
12inch PCI Express 6Pin Extension Cable (PCI-6P-EX) You get both the male and female end with each extension, all you have to do is clip midway and wire them in. I also labeled the plug with the connection information for good measure. I hope this helps the next CNC builder.
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Hey Gadget, those kind of connectors are great! Back in the day I used to buy those kind of connectors for an arm and a leg at Radio Shack. Do you have link for the eBay listing?

Gadget
07-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Hey Gadget, those kind of connectors are great! Back in the day I used to buy those kind of connectors for an arm and a leg at Radio Shack. Do you have link for the eBay listing?

Sure, here you go.

12inch PCI Express 6Pin Extension Cable (PCI-6P-EX) | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/330754226601?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1185wt_952)

undercut
07-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Sure, here you go. 12inch PCI Express 6Pin Extension Cable (PCI-6P-EX) | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/330754226601?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1185wt_952) Price seemed reasonable but I guess the vendor gets some of the profit out of the shipping costs. Nice find. At least you don't have to worry about crimping the terminals to the wires with these! :D

brucer
07-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Check out 4pin Molex connectors and also 4pin weatherpack connectors

Gadget
07-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Check out 4pin Molex connectors and also 4pin weatherpack connectors
I needed 6 pins for mine so the molex wouldn't work. This seller bundled the shipping so I only paid $5.99 for shipping for five connectors, I thought that was fair.

undercut
07-23-2012, 10:03 PM
I needed 6 pins for mine so the molex wouldn't work. This seller bundled the shipping so I only paid $5.99 for shipping for five connectors, I thought that was fair. Yeah, shipping is usually a little steep when only buying one of a small item. Glad you were able to get a break when buying 5.