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by ktrussell
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

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by ktrussell
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

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by ktrussell
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Thanks, I will look into those. I have attached three pictures of cables I made with the MTA100 connectors and tool I bought (Digikey: Tool A9982; Connectors A31001, A30953, A30996, A31033). The tool worked well and the assembly went quickly but not as quickly as the common IDC connectors that use t...
by ktrussell
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Those are what I would like to find. For my current project, I am OK with what I bought and using the tool to press each wire into place. I will upload some pictures soon to close the loop on this thread. I appreciate all the input. I will frequent this forum more often. I would like, however, to fi...
by ktrussell
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

The connectors in your photo are different than what I was looking at. I can't say my plan will work with those for sure. Can your connectors be installed on the cable by using a hand tool that presses a clamp onto all the wires at once in the way a typical dual-row connector (like in a PC) is inst...
by ktrussell
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

That makes sense. I had seen pictures like this which obviously is using .1" pitch cable but I understand that the connectors may be made in such a way as to allow the in-between .05 wire to pass through. Thanks!

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by ktrussell
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Must be nice to have a mill! I'm expanding my shop so I can hopefully organize the junk ad have room for some more shop tools.
by ktrussell
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

You might want to consider the MTA series by TYCO(AMP) A digikey part # is A30994-ND. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Even though I had looked at Digikey, Newark, Mouser and Jameco a great deal, I somehow had not honed in on the MTA100 or the ITW Pancon parts. Either of those would h...
by ktrussell
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Engineer1128,
I think single in-line IDC with 24 guage wire is exactly what I want. Where can I get them. I have spent countless hours looking at Digikey, Mouser, etc. and not found them in stock or either they seem to take some special tool. Can you point me to a part number? What tool are you using?
by ktrussell
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

I have used double-row IDC's a lot. I have an inexpesive hand-tool ($20.00 or so) that works very well. The connector I am using for these single-row devices is not an IDC. It has individual pins that you crip on each wire after you strip the insulation back. You then insert them into the connector....
by ktrussell
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Thanks MrAl for that good suggestion. If someone knows of a faster connector-only solution, I would still like to hear it but I think I will try your suggestion unless I hear otherwise.
by ktrussell
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easily assembled single in-line connector
Replies: 22
Views: 5253

Easily assembled single in-line connector

Does anyone know of an easily assembled .1" single in-line cable connector such as would connect to a header on a keypad or an LCD module? For years, I have used a crimp tool and individually crimped-on pins (male or female) inserted into a housing. These items are readily available from Digikey, Mo...