[sdiy] IDC, Pin Headers, Ribbon Wire: Where to start?

Dave Magnuson abide at dmdrafting.com
Tue Aug 22 18:05:11 CEST 2017

I've successfully found key pins for Molex KK series headers at Digikey


There are other sizes / shapes available, too

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From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:58 AM
To: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
Subject: Re: [sdiy] IDC, Pin Headers, Ribbon Wire: Where to start?

How do you plug the female connector? I've seen plugs made for that but it
was 30 years ago.

On 8/22/2017 8:51 AM, Andre Majorel wrote:
> On 2017-08-22 13:38 +0200, Matthias Herrmann wrote:
>> If you use IDC connectors someone in the huge Eurorack community 
>> might probably connect the power to it. No matter how clearly you 
>> label it.
> You could key the connector by going to the next size (that would be 
> 14-way), removing one or two pins from the headers and plugging the 
> corresponding contacts in the female connectors.
> To remove a pin, heat the PCB end with the soldering iron until the 
> plastic around it softens and pull it out with pliers from the other 
> end.

--Tim Ressel
Circuit Abbey
timr at circuitabbey.com

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