Detector Power Cable


  • Directly Compatible with PDA Series Amplified Photodetectors
  • Compatible with DET Series Biased Detectors Using a Power Adapter 
  • Bare Leads to 3-Pin Connector

PDA-C-72

Application Idea

The PDA-C-72 Power Cable is designed for
Thorlabs' Amplified Photodetectors.

Power Connector

Related Items


Please Wait
Cable Pin Diagram

The PDA-C-72 is a power cord that is directly compatible with our PDA Line of Amplified Photodetectors. It is also compatible with any DET Biased Detetectors that are using the DET2A power adapter. Note that when connecting the DET2A and the PDA-C-72 to power DET series detectors, only the brown (+12 V) and black (GND) pins are needed. This cord has tinned bare leads on one end and a 3-pin connector on the other end. It can be used to power a detector with any suitable 12 V power supply. The pin diagram is shown to the right.


Posted Comments:
Fraser Kirby  (posted 2022-02-25 12:48:32.0)
Hi - I'm looking for a variation of this connector that has a 90 degree elbow. I have one on hand that I had thought I received from an old Thorlabs order, but otherwise haven't been able to find additional connectors. Does this exist, or is it something we must have accumulated over time?
ksosnowski  (posted 2022-02-25 07:02:45.0)
Thanks for reaching out to us Fraser. You can check out our DET2A adapter which is a straight version of the LUMBERG RSMV connector. We have not carried right-angle versions of these, but you may find them online with other suppliers as a connector or cable.
anders wallin  (posted 2020-05-17 03:23:08.58)
What is the product-numer/standard for the mating-connector of PDA-C-72? I want to build my own detector that is compatible with your powersupply, so I would need a product number available from e.g. digikey or farnell for the connector on the detector. thanks.
YLohia  (posted 2020-05-18 02:52:56.0)
Hello Anders, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. The PDA-C-72 uses 3-pin M8 x 1 connectors. I have reached out to you directly with more information.
Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PDA-C-72 Support Documentation
PDA-C-7272" PDA Power Supply Cable, 3-Pin Connector
$21.63
Today