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Connector specifications for the CMA1BB Pro Assembly Element

amacneil
Beginner
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Hello,

Does anyone know what brand and series connectors are used for the USB 2.0, Front Panel Header, System Fan Header, and Thermal Solution Fan Header connectors on the CMA1BB Pro Assembly Element?

The TPS merely states that they are 1x4, 1.25mm pitch connectors (or 1x11, 1.25mm for the front panel header). They appear to be PicoBlade, especially the beige colored USB 2.0 connectors, but I've never seen black PicoBlades before, and a PicoBlade doesn't seem to fit quite right.

I opened a support request but the service rep was unable to give me an answer other than to say that I can use any connector that meets the form, fit, and function.

I'm hoping that someone here can help me out.

Thank you.

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Alberto_Sykes
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amacneil, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.


In reference to your question, "Does anyone know what brand and series connectors are used for the USB 2.0, Front Panel Header, System Fan Header, and Thermal Solution Fan Header connectors on the CMA1BB Pro Assembly Element?", we will do further research on this matter, as soon as I get any updates I will post all the details on this thread.


Any questions, please let me know.


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


Alberto_Sykes
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Hello amacneil, I just received an update on this matter.


After reviewing the case, we can confirm that you can use any connector as long as it meets the Form, Fit and Function specified in Intel® product specification or Industrial specification like USB.org:

https://usb.org/

 

Just to confirm, are you designing a custom carrier board? 


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


amacneil
Beginner
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No, I am not designing a custom carrier board. I'm using the Pro Assembly Element, which already has connectors on it. I'm trying to find out what the correct mating connectors are.

As I previously mentioned, the TPS for the Pro Assembly Element does not specify the connector other than to say it's a 1x##, 1.25mm pitch. If I go to Digi-Key and search for 1x11 (for the front panel header) with a 1.25mm pitch I get 13 different options. Sure, some of them are obviously not the mate, but I'm not sure why it should be up to me to procure the various options and test them all to see which one has the correct form, fit, and function.

This is a product that's expected to have things plugged into it, and you freely give out this information for other similar products (See https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC7i7DN_TechProdSpec.pd...). I truly don't understand why I'm having so much trouble getting this info.

Alberto_Sykes
Employee
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amacneil, Thank you very much for providing that information.


First of all, let me apologize for any inconvenience, in that case, we will double-check on this information just to confirm if there are further details that we can provide on this subject. As soon as I get more details I will let you know on this thread.


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


Alberto_Sykes
Employee
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Hello amacneil, I just received an update on this matter.


Just to let you know, after reviewing the case and double-check the information, we can confirm that we no longer provide specific vendor part numbers. So, for this scenario what we suggest will be to use the model of the Intel® NUC Assembly Element CMA1BB to look for the part that you are looking for.


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


uav_vtol
Beginner
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hi amacneil

Maybe I can provide information that will be useful to you,I found that these connectors came from Aces is a company in Taiwan, Chinaimage.png

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