[sdiy] pin headers on the wrong side of a PCB

Michael E Caloroso mec.forumreader at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 19:34:47 CEST 2017


Buy an MTA-100 header with extra long pins, insert the long pins
through the component side, solder the pins in place at the solder
side.  Yes the plastic housing will be on the other side, but it is
moot at this point.

MC

On 9/8/17, Matthias Herrmann <matthias.herrmann at fonik.de> wrote:
> is the idea of SMT MTA headers from the table?
> http://www.mouser.de/Connectors/Headers-Wire-Housings/_/N-ay0lo?P=1z0spqhZ1z0z5t
> a&Keyword=mta-100&FS=True
>
>
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] Im Auftrag von
>> David G Dixon
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 8. September 2017 08:53
>> An: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
>> Betreff: Re: [sdiy] pin headers on the wrong side of a PCB
>>
>> Laurie, Tom and Pete,
>>
>> Thanks for your responses.  Pete, I also had the idea of pulling the pins
>> out of MTA connectors and sliding the plastic part over longer pins, but
>> it
>> seems like an awful lot of labour, and I'd prefer not to "misuse" parts
>> in
>> that way if I can avoid it.
>>
>> Laurie and Tom, I agree that right-angle connectors would be very
>> convenient.  However, I'm a little worried that the connectors could be
>> forcibly ripped off of the PCB (traces and all) if soldering on the same
>> side -- it would be nice to be able to also secure them on the other side
>> somehow -- that's the nice thing about those long Arduino pins.  In that
>> sense, Pete's idea seems safer.
>>
>> I see that there are MTA pin headers that have no locking clip -- they
>> are
>> just straight pins.  What do we think about making connections that don't
>> lock?  Of course, most ribbon connectors don't lock, but they are
>> typically
>> two rows and quite tight.  Perhaps that would be good enough.  Would you
>> think that such a thing would ever actually come disconnected in a 5U
>> modular case?
>>
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