[sdiy] Connector Quandary

Harry Bissell harrybissell at wowway.com
Fri Jun 17 04:07:05 CEST 2011


http://www.molex.com/catalog/web_catalog/pdfs/D.pdf

shows 41741 and 41761 (round pins) in the KK series...

H^) harry



----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Schreiber <synth1 at airmail.net>
To: James Coplin <james at ticalun.net>, synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
Sent: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 01:29:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Connector Quandary

A quick poke returns only 0.045 pins for 0.156 headers.

So, call them up at 1-800-samtec9 and ask for .156 pitch with 0.025 pins. 
They are REALLY GOOD at odd-ball requests. Except for this one no doubt just 
becase they mock me. I shall seek revenge.......sorry. Portal 2 fun!

Paul S.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Schreiber" <synth1 at airmail.net>
To: "James Coplin" <james at ticalun.net>; <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:22 AM
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Connector Quandary


> Look around Samtec www.samtec.com
>
> Paul S.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "James Coplin" <james at ticalun.net>
> To: <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
> Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:07 AM
> Subject: [sdiy] Connector Quandary
>
>
>> I've hit another snag with my SEM project.  The original Molex connectors
>> on the SEM are junk.  They are flimsy, last for only a few insertions, 
>> and
>> pretty much snap off if you so much as look at them.  My thought was to
>> just pull them off and replace them with standard AMP or Molex headers.
>> However, while they are standard .156" spacing, they use much smaller 
>> pins
>> than the standard .156" headers.  I thought of opening the holes on the
>> PCB slightly to accommodate new connectors but upon examination of the
>> PCB, I'm not sure it would survive such an operation.  A scan of the
>> standard catalogs hasn't turned up anything of much help.  So...
>>
>> Does anyone know of a .156" header (I need 3 and 4 pin varieties) that 
>> has
>> pins that are the size of the standard .1" headers?  Failing in this, I'm
>> going to have to solder my wire connections directly to the SEM which
>> makes it extremely difficult to service in the future as even the power
>> would need to be hard wired. So...
>>
>> Other options?  Recommendations for a mid wire type connector so if I
>> needed to remove the SEM from the rack to repair it I could unhook it
>> without unsoldering a rat's nest of connections?
>>
>> This project has become one road block after another in the midst of a
>> swamp.  Thanks as always - I'm sure the collective has some decent
>> solutions!
>>
>> James R. Coplin
>> =======================
>> Doctoral Candidate
>> University of Minnesota
>> Department of History
>> =======================
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