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Where can I find a magnetic power connector? Answered

I'm working on a project that would greatly benefit from a magnetic power connector similar to the MagSafe variety that come standard with new MacBook laptops. All I want is the connector itself, the male and female side. It doesn't have to be MagSafe brand and it would be better if the magnet wasn't very strong. It should support about 30cm of power cord. This is for 24V DC. I've looked on Ebay and Mouser with no luck. Does anyone know where to get these connectors? I'd rather not buy and destroy the Apple branded components that include the connector, not least for the reason that it would be unnecessarily expensive.

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steveastrouk

Best Answer 5 years ago

DIY ?
https://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Laptop-power-connector/

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rickharrissteveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

Yet again an OP that doesn't say where in the world hey are!

http://www.rapidonline.com/tools-equipment/magnetic-electrical-connectors-5-pairs-34-0915

https://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&tok=JLSTblnLpkXUptn-pP8InA&cp=19&gs_id=i0&xhr=t&q=Magnetic+connectors&es_nrs=true&pf=p&safe=off&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&oq=Magnetic+connectors&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41018144,d.d2k&fp=2c181b5801e9fd13&biw=1760&bih=842

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laserjockyrickharris

Answer 5 years ago

Whoops, yeah I'm in the US. Looks like DIY is going to be my solution. Thanks guys.