Dell DA-2 power (plug) modified to fit custom/premade cable - 5.5x2.5mm barrel
 
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fireheadman
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Here is the followup pic, using heatshrink to tidy up the harness wires.

and another view showing the 6pin connector I had to modify

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deplomb
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Posted by: fireheadman

 

This will be my attempt to make what deplomb created.

Took out my exacto knife and did some surgery on the DA-2.  There is enough material on the square posts to make them into round (angled) posts.

The result is.....  you can now mate the DA-2 plug to the custom harness.

 

Now I just need to re-wire the pinout on the custom harness and play around with the sense wire (unless it is already wired correctly?)

I need to find the pinout to the DA-2, which I am sure it lives somewhere on this forum.

   

Sorry for the late answer. I actually did some cutting as well to achieve a smooth fit of the Dell DA-2 Plug into the snap in connector.
To avoid the external barrel plug I soldered the wires for the akitio PCB inside the case to the solder points of the barrel connector.

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pizzacat
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Hi deplomb!

I recently broke my barrel connector on the Thunder2 and need to directly solder the cable to the board.

"To avoid the external barrel plug I soldered the wires for the akitio PCB inside the case to the solder points of the barrel connector."

I was wondering if you could please post a photo of your completed board. My soldering skills are very basic and seeing a photo would really help me out in this case.

Thanks! 
-Pizza

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