[sdiy] Eurorack Power Protection

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 15:05:20 CET 2017

On 04.01.2017 01:30, Laurie wrote:
> Your comment about location of connector does not work in all designs.
> For example, designs with a parallel mounted main board will often have
> the connector running horizontal along the bottom of the board instead
> of vertically up the side.

I agree, thats why I said "should" and not "must" :)

> There is a (poor) rule of thumb that says 'stripe to the bottom'. This
> is REALLY poor and does account for boxed headers or incorrectly made
> cables (and YES there are 1000's of cables out there that do NOT use Pin
> 1 as the stripe!!!)
> If you boxed headers then the statement "should be oriented towards the
> bottom of a module" becomes academic as you can only connect a IDC cable
> to a boxed header one way.

it still aligns with pin 1 being at the bottom of most bus boards I have
seen, so you don't have to twist the cable 180 degrees.

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