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Electronics PCB pin headers - female connector?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Fod, 19 Jan 2009.

  1. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    Hi, i'm playing with a VFD/IR module i found for cheap, and want to move the screen off the main PCB. i want to do this non-destructively, since te screen connects to the main PCB with a row of 14 pins (like you get on motherboard pin headers) and a connector on the PCB.

    i basically just want to make an extension cable, with a connector on one end and a row of pin headers on the other. the problem is, i can't find the female connector for the pin headers anywhere.

    any ideas?

    (for clarity's sake, i am talking about finding a female plug for this: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1500, that i can easily solder some wires onto.)
     
  2. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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  3. Moriquendi

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    The actual connectors they're designed for are remarkably hard to find, digikey have them and kustompcs have the two pin version like you get on the end of the wire from the power switch in a case. You can however use these if you're not going to be plugging and unplugging repeatedly (they're not particularly easy to remove), you'll need to solder to the pins and then put hot glue or epoxy over them to secure the wires but be careful not to get any inside the holes.

    KK headers are what's used for fans, the pitch is the same but KK headers and sockets have polarizing tags on them. The most irritating thing about most pin/socket sets is that you generally have to buy the female contacts separately and you normally have to buy 100 even if you only need 5.

    Moriquendi
     
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  4. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    thanks morquiendi; that's pretty much what i had in mind. it's not going to be unplugged frequently, so it'll do nicely, and be non-destructive to both the vfd and its controller board.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Would this help? link

    I agree. They are a pain in the *ss to find. They cost a lot for their size too.:(
     
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  6. Moriquendi

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    Those are they but they're still on the other side of the pond for us Brits.

    Moriquendi
     
  7. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    OK, that site is added to the bookmarks... have you bought from them?
     
  8. Splynncryth

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  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I have. They ship from Thailand, for ~$2-$5.
     
  10. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    @ cheapskate -Not bad, thanks.
     
  11. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Futurlec are really good, bought from them a few times.
     
  12. Wayneeboy

    Wayneeboy What's a Dremel?

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