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First post, by bestemor

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Not sure if this is Milliways material, but...

Anyone know of a an online store which sells such things in bulk for cheap ?
I know Dell used these things, in a rubber/plastic rounded form, for their older PC's (early 2000 etc).
But they were most likely 'proprietary' versions.

I found some other models online, but no-one have them in stock (with reasonable shipping to Europe, that is).
https://www.amazon.com/Akust-Molex-4-Pin-Conn … r/dp/B07D3Q9MTX

+ Strange that not a single chinese entity on the bay has anything like this for sale...? (packs of 10x, 50x, etc)
At least my searching skills are not sufficient it seems, but I've tried every alternate name I could think of.

(if someone has an item number for me, please divulge ! 😁 )

PS: I found this thing though, 'only' requires a 3D printer and some other skills ....😅
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36684

Reply 1 of 9, by Doornkaat

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I know it's not exactly what you're asking for but as an alternative you could try buying the other part of the connector without pins. File it down a bit and you're very similar to the rubber protector.

Reply 2 of 9, by bestemor

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Doornkaat wrote on 2020-10-11, 21:04:

I know it's not exactly what you're asking for but as an alternative you could try buying the other part of the connector without pins. File it down a bit and you're very similar to the rubber protector.

Heh, sure, but sounds like a lot of work...as I want dozens of these things. 😅
AND, these molex connector pins can be a real pain to plug into anything, hence a basic cap would be soo much more convenient to just take on or off in a jiffy, when doing testing or whathaveyou...

I'll keep it mind though, if nothing else materializes.

Reply 6 of 9, by bestemor

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Well, it could happen to a motherboard near you as well, so... better safe than sorry ? 😁
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Reply 7 of 9, by debs3759

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The Serpent Rider wrote on 2020-10-11, 22:12:

I don't see any practical use to them.

Then don't use them, but don't be critical of others using something you find useless

Reply 8 of 9, by The Serpent Rider

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Well, it could happen to a motherboard near you as well, so... better safe than sorry

Never heard or saw that happening to someone, unless it was made on purpose, i.e. forcefully inserted. And those caps are listed as protection from dust, which seem useless in your typical PC, maintained on regular basis and not sitting in a middle of hostile environment.

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Reply 9 of 9, by cyclone3d

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You could probably just use a regular rubber cap on those and it should deform to the shape of the molex plug.

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