I'm trying to identify this connector. I suspect it is some kind of Molex connector, but I can't figure out which one.

Here are 2 pics I've taken.

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Currently it is attached to a micro-usb plug at the other end, but I want to switch it to a new lightning connector.

Any help identifying it, or if anyone knows what kind of crimping tool I'd need to make this work, that would be great too.

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    You do know that the lightning connectors have a security chip embedded in them, right? If you're trying to use this to charge your iDevice, it won't work unless iOS believes your security chip is legit! – Brutick Nov 21 '12 at 20:50
  • Yes, I do, but I think it is in the 9pin end. So if I buy one, and cut off the USB end, I should be OK. As long as I can track down this connector! – McB Nov 21 '12 at 21:15
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is a "guessing-game" type question. See meta.superuser.com/a/6074/23133 – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 31 '14 at 21:12

try KK family molex. looks about right to me.


4 pin IDC also comes up in my searching, but i think that's a connector type rather than a product per se.

  • Thanks for the suggestions. My connector only has 4 wires, the KK family looks to have 6. – McB Nov 21 '12 at 20:21
  • ah. that figures with the results i was getting for IDC. Nice to know, thanks ! Kin dof bugging me because i've seen these connectors used also, but i can't remember where it was I saw it to look it up. – Sirex Nov 21 '12 at 20:22
  • "4 pin SMD" also looks pretty likely. tinyosshop.com/index.php?route=product/… – Sirex Nov 21 '12 at 20:27

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