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Default What is it with Molex?

On Sun, 3 Jan 2021 15:40:37 -0600, John Crane

On 12/31/2020 12:25 PM, John Robertson wrote:
I'm seeing a number of EOLs on (for us) rather standard pins and plugs!

Digikey just sent me this:

Manufacturer*** MOLEX, LLC
Description*** CONN 22-30AWG CRIMP TIN
Manufacturer Part Number*** 0008500114
Digi-Key Part Number*** WM1114-ND
Customer Reference Number*** STOCK
Status*** End Of Life
Last Time Buy Date*** 06/21/2021

You'd think a 50 year old design would just keep going and going...we
use a lot of these in repairing arcade games!

John :-#(#

3D printing to the rescue. It's perfect for limited runs.

I beg to differ. A required characteristic of 3D printing is that the
plastic material involved must melt when heated. That would be really
bad for a connector body. That has already happened in the RC (radio
control) XT-60 power connector area:
Most of them are made from molded nylon, which doesn't melt when
heated by soldering iron. However, some 3D printed ABS clones of
these connectors melts when soldered.

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