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    Discussion in 'Manufacturers of mechanical parts' started by GarethW, Dec 21, 2010.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      We have a requirement for a cable that consists of an RJ45 socket (spec attached) on a PCB with a cable terminated to it. Please see my sketch below for further details. Perhaps an over-moulding could be a good solution.

      Does anyone have any ideas or know a manufacturer?

      Another option could be a plastic enclosure that snap-fit around the assembly. Anyone any ideas here?

      Qty will be limited – possibly only between 500-1000pcs in total over 2011.

      Please there are no special temperature or shielding requirements for the cable. It will be for indoor use only.

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    3. Kris

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    4. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Exactly. It's really not worth a tooling investment.

      Thanks for the links, Kris. Some good finds there!
       
    5. LinkedIn Gopher

      LinkedIn Gopher Little furry chap

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      I would say you'd need to get it custom made. LTW in China could give you a quote.

      You could also buy a simple patch cord at the right length, and add a coupler. You could cover the connection with shrink sleeve if you wanted...

      http://www.microbarn.com/details.aspx?rid=100365

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    6. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Thanks for the suggestion. That's certainly another option. I'm currently pinning my hopes on an "off the shelf" termination box that should fit the socket & PCB. THey're sending me a sample. Hopefully it will be the right size.
      Another option is an overmould - a supplier has given be a budgetary quotation of £1K for a tool. Doesn't sound to bad actually.
       

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