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Good source of 2.1mm cables (USB also while we're at it)

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#1 PilotAstronomy

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Posted 12 June 2021 - 08:36 PM

Anyone got a good source of reliable 2.1mm cables for DC power (male to male). And while we're at it..anyone got a source for reliable USB cables?

 

Looking for a variety of lengths from quite short to several feet...and good in both cold and hot weather and bendable enough.

 

 

I was using powerpole connections but I've moved to a PPBA to "simplify" and be more portable.


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#2 Rick Kapela

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 10:19 AM

Anyone got a good source of reliable 2.1mm cables for DC power (male to male). And while we're at it..anyone got a source for reliable USB cables?

 

Looking for a variety of lengths from quite short to several feet...and good in both cold and hot weather and bendable enough.

 

 

I was using powerpole connections but I've moved to a PPBA to "simplify" and be more portable.

Try digikey.com


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#3 cytan299

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 11:54 AM

If you don't mind soldering the other end of the pigtail, Jameco plugs, plugs + pigtails are good and cheaper than digikey.

 

https://www.jameco.c...WG_2229731.html

 

The advantage of soldering the plug to the other end is that you can make however short you want.

 

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Edited by cytan299, 14 June 2021 - 11:55 AM.


#4 Fitz8710

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 07:56 PM

I wont say its a great source but i buy my 2.1mm power cables from ebay. When they go bad (hardly ever do) i order more. USB source is still something im figuring out, much more finicky

Edited by Fitz8710, 14 June 2021 - 07:56 PM.



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