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Need Help Finding A Connector like this (pics in thread)
« on: June 05, 2006, 08:34:11 PM »

I bought a 20 X 2 VFD terminal from BG Micro and all I wanted was the LCD compatable VFD and not the terminal but I need a special connector for the VFD as it was connected to the main PCB with a 2 X 7 Pin connector and now the VFD only has a socket for those pins. Is it possible to get one that I can put on a ribbon cable (IDC Connector) I really don't know the name of this part so bear with me thanks

Heres a Pic of the main PCB Connector



Heres a Pic of the holes for the pins to go into on the VFD
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Re: Need Help Finding A Connector like this (pics in thread)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 12:03:01 AM »

Options:

1.  Feed the stripped wire ends into the holes, and hope you can make good solder contact between the hole liners and the wires.

b.  Buy something like these:

http://www.web-tronics.com/connectors-0-1-inch-header-strips.html

Break off the 7 rows you need, ram the short ends into the holes (possibly solder needed to permanently fix them) and then a ribbon cable will fit over the pins.
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Re: Need Help Finding A Connector like this (pics in thread)
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 06:38:05 AM »

http://www.pemicro.com/index.cfm?targetURL=http://www.pemicro.com/products/product_processor.cfm?category=14
http://www.pemicro.com/products/product_view.cfm?product_ID=151&menu_id=details

Theres a 14 pin (7x2) ribbon inside the old NES system as well, if you can find one cheaper than this thing above. I only mention that because alot of people have old busted up NES's laying around.

I found this crap by searching google for "14 pin ribbon" btw, if you wanna look further for cheaper ones.

I doubt you can find a female to male version, but what I'd do is get some solid wire and just strip off a few inches, and cut a bunch of small peices, and use that.
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Re: Need Help Finding A Connector like this (pics in thread)
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006, 01:13:16 PM »

If you need that sort ribbon cable, it's probably way cheaper to DIY.  With the prices for the site I mentioned (they're my local shop for that sort of thing)

1m of 20-conductor ribbon (peel off the extra 6 lines):  $2 or so (59 cents/foot)

End pieces:  55 cents per each-- buy several as you WILL mess some.

For about $6, you can make many cables, or one and bollix it up a lot.

Another benefit of a DIY cable is you can make it the perfect length and not have ugly splices.  You could even do one with the desired parallel and power plugs right on the end, like I did for my VFD.
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