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(Topic ID: 266741)

Need Help Buying Molex Supplies


By Cheeks

6 months ago



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  • Latest reply 6 months ago by RocketFromTombs
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    #1 6 months ago

    I'm reasonably handy working on my games, but I've never had to do anything with Molex connectors. I have a specific mod I want to incorporate, but I'm not sure the best way to buy supplies for it.

    Here's the mod I want to incorporate, which needs a 12 pin .156 connector and a different style 2 pin connector: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sttng-mixing-gi-ocd-and-kbop-mods-issue

    Recognizing this may not be the only need I'll have for Molex connectors given my collection, should I just buy the individual parts I need now, or does someone make a decent "kit" with a variety of parts in it for future use?

    I saw that Pinball Life has a Molex Kit (https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=umick) but it seems like it only has 1 of the 2 connectors I would need for this mod. Also, given the range of games in my collection, I question whether buying a kit would provide me the variety I might need.

    Should I get this kit anyway, or is there some better solution for stocking up on potential future part needs while also getting what I need for this mod?

    Thanks for any advice.

    #2 6 months ago

    Great Plains Electronics g-p-e is the best place to ask imo.

    #3 6 months ago

    Do not buy the kit, you will run out of certain connectors very quickly. I purchased this kit years ago. Just one suggestion, buy a very nice crimper and punch down tool. They will save you time and headache down the road.

    #4 6 months ago

    I wouldn't buy the IDC connectors and just get the Molex crimp type.

    #5 6 months ago

    I recently was making a mod and had to build a harness that connected to an existing plug in the game. Of course I had run out of the connector I needed to do so. I ended up finding a 3D print model online and printed it in PETG (the higher temp stuff)! Works in a pinch, but my point is: don't buy the kit, you will run out.

    #6 6 months ago

    Buy the longest connectors you can find and cut them with a dremel.

    #7 6 months ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    Great Plains Electronics g-p-e is the best place to ask imo.

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