Replacement small connector for build plate


#1

Hey,

I need to replace the small connector that attaches to the build plate. I'm looking for the right part to solder on. Does anyone know what that part might be?

Cheers


#2

This is the thread you are looking for I believe: http://forum.zortrax.com/index.php?/topic/1151-bed-sensor-connectors/#entry16650


#3

This is the thread you are looking for I believe: http://forum.zortrax.com/index.php?/topic/1151-bed-sensor-connectors/#entry16650

Almost! This seems to be the larger one with 5 leads whereas the one I'm looking for is the smaller one with 3.


#4

Almost! This seems to be the larger one with 5 leads whereas the one I'm looking for is the smaller one with 3.

No, the connectors discussed in that thread are the small, 3-conductor height sensing connector.


#5

Thanks for that information Julia. One of the cables on my connector finally sheared off and the replacement cable from Zortrax is not in stock for another 2 weeks so I will have to make my own repair.

The illustration on the mouser page looks like a larger connector, but as you say, the part your referred to is the small 3 pin connector.

Regards

David


#6

Assembly of the female connector is not easy - the contacts are tiny and difficult to handle. I don't bother trying to crimp them, I just solder. Trim the crimp ears before soldering so it will fit into the housing after soldering. Buy extra crimp contacts because you will lose some and destroy some.


#7

Thanks Julia, yep I always solder crimp connector, so much easier and I ordered 12

Regards

David


#8

Hi,

same problem and the link above is no longer working, can anybody help?

I need to know what the 3 pin connector is called so I can order a new one and don’t need to buy a whole new cable.

thank you