Well I just learned my first lesson as an international importer from China. OK, so, I'm not an international importer, I just buy things through AliExpress directly from Chinese vendors.Back in February, I bought 40 pairs of 4-pin waterproof connectors. They are great for my pixel and node projects. So I needed some more to continue my projects. I get back on AliExpress and pull up my order and reorder another 30 sets. Well after a screw up with our post office (that's another story) I get my slightly damaged bag of connectors. I get them home and count them out. I have 30 female plugs and 28 males. Really 29 but the 29th is missing the screw on part.Okay. I can live with one not complete and one missing, but then it dawns on me. Something is wrong. In my original set the one with the screw on cover was female and these are males. Also, even in they were oriented correctly, they are slightly different sizes!!!Agggggggggggggggh. completely incompatible. Same part number, different part. I have contacted the vendor, but will have to wait on a reply. Project halted (sigh)
Bob and Sandra Moody.