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Offline ilyash

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Custom cable - help with sourcing parts
« on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 11:08:43 »
Saw a great guide on here by nubbinator about DIY usb cables: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=44924.0

I purchased wire, a bunch of sleeves, etc.

However - I'm having a hard time finding good quality connectors

I want to get usb type a, type c and micro

Also since I will have extra supplies wanted to make a phone charger so would get lightning adapter

I saw some on aliexpress but hard to tell which ones are crappy and not - I would want to pay a bit more if I knew they were good quality
Also I didn't see any that would fit a 4mm or 5mm (with sleeving/etc) wire?

Thanks!

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Re: Custom cable - help with sourcing parts
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 11:36:20 »
1Up sell USB cable kits in both solder type & solderless. You might have a look at the photos to get an idea of what connectors they use.

Offline ilyash

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Re: Custom cable - help with sourcing parts
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 12:04:37 »
looking to get just the connectors and not a whole kit - ideally from a supplier so I can get ~10 or so of each?

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Re: Custom cable - help with sourcing parts
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 13:02:53 »
To help find a 'local' supplier it helps to know where in the world you are :)
                               
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Offline ilyash

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Re: Custom cable - help with sourcing parts
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 13:14:00 »
Sorry - located in the US - Florida

Doesn't have to be local - will definitely order online, just wanted to get some advice from someone who bought and used a connector that it was actually good quality especially the USB C and lightning adapter s

Was looking at these, but concerned about quality and dont want to fry my devices:

Lightning:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4PCS-LOT-YT2157-Lightning-Dock-USB-Plug-with-chip-board-or-not-Male-connector-welding-Data/32828039436.html

USB-c:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-DIY-OTG-USB-3-1-Welding-Male-jack-Plug-USB-3-1-Type-C-Connector/32745045308.html

USB-A:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/IMC-hot-New-10pcs-Type-A-Male-USB-4-Pin-Plug-Socket-Connector-With-Black-Plastic/32813989630.html

Micro USB:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-Micro-USB-5-Pin-T-Port-Male-Plug-Socket-Connector-Plastic-Cover-for-DIY-Dropshipping/32814638329.html