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 Post subject: What is this 4 pin connector called?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:30 am 
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Hello,

recently, I purchased a powerboard from "Electrodacus" (Vgood, he knows his stuff) of ebay and a powerbrick, to power a typical PC.

Fine, but I need an extension to the 4 pin connector and cannot find it anywhere (been all over Melbourne, Aus) and I don't even know what is the proper name for this connector type.

It IS a standard type of connector, has been shown on this site before, was used on Toshiba Qosimos and also some Medion computers...but nobody seems to know what the heck it is called.

Can anyone say what it is called or where can I get it on ebay?
Please don't say something dumb like "4 pin dim", which has been said X times to me already.
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 Post subject: Re: What is this 4 pin connector called?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:58 pm 
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Mini power din 4 pin.

If anyone is interested, that is what it is called...


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 Post subject: Re: What is this 4 pin connector called?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:46 am 
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I went through the same process looking for various brick capacities and it's apparently not a formal standard or not one that is strictly adhered to....the polarity is sometimes reversed, so be sure and test it before powering up the board.


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 Post subject: Re: What is this 4 pin connector called?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:11 am 
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It's a 4pin mini-din connector, you can get them from Element14 (ex-Farnell) in Sydney:
http://au.element14.com/pro-signal/psg0 ... dp/1280744

Jaycar's got them too:
http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID ... ATID=990#1


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 Post subject: Re: What is this 4 pin connector called?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:22 am 
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There seems to be 2 different types, the audio-standard, that looks much like an s-video cable, and the power standard, which has the more-square layout from what I can tell.

The audio connectors tend to be rated for much less current than the power ones (not unexpectedly), on the order of 12v/2a vs 20v/7.5a.

For example, the connectors that TheHelper linked, the Element14 link is to the audio ones, while he links to Jaycar's power connectors.

I don't believe the two are physically compatible. Mine at least looks like the power connectors.


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