What is this...?

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
I am hoping somebody can tell me what make of connector this is. As a general description it is a 0.1" pitch single row cable-to-PCB interconnect system, and this is the crimp housing for the cable end (the PCB end is a row of pins in a plastic box housing, probably 0.025" square pins - most are).

There are lots of types of these, but the distinguishing feature is the polarising lumps which are also latches (not very clear in the photo, but I have enhanced the contrast). These click into similar slots on the pin housing, separate for 3-way upwards but as a single wide slot in the 2-way housing.

I have done a Google, and looked at loads of illustrations, so don't bother unless you have time on your hands. The hope is that somebody has seen one before and knows what it is.

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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Thanks all, I'll follow those leads. It will be handy if it is the same as a fan connector.
 

Mike0001

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Thanks all, I'll follow those leads. It will be handy if it is the same as a fan connector.


You need to see a doctor about it, though. If it fell off you, you may get overheated. It looks like a boring old fan connector to me, too. Do you have any fans? I am sure you must attract fans. Black Holes tend to attract just about anything. :D
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Doesn't load. Dunno what you're talking about anyway - I need to connect to existing equipment, not choose something vaguely similar.

I think it's a JST XH 2.5mm connector.

http://www.jst-mfg.com/product/pdf/eng/eXH.pdf

Specifically, the XHP-3
Yep, it's tricky telling the difference between 2.5mm pitch and 0.1" when you only have three pins in a row, but the external dimensions and details of the moulding compare well with those in the datasheet for the XHP-3 version, so I reckon we have a match. Thanks.
 

Mike0001

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Ah, so you have wires one end but not the other. Another picture, or a bit more explanation, would have made that clear.

I'm out.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Everyone else (ie those with relevant domain knowledge) got the right idea, the first sentence of post 1 seems clear to me.

I have discovered these are commonly used in RC modelling for battery connectors, post 3 is on the button.
 
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