[Lab] using headers as connectors

Micro micro222 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 14 20:22:26 EST 2012

They do have a specific length. I solder them to other wires when needed. I find crimping pins to be too much of a hassle.

Decent crimpers are very expensive, very particular about the type and manufacturer of the pins, and are often awkward to use. If the crimper doesn't do a perfect job, your machine could miss steps intermittently and ruin the parts you're trying to make, It could take you ages to trace the problem to a poor pin connection. If you do decide to get a crimper, I'd suggest you get one that holds on to the pin while you're trying to crimp it.


--- On Tue, 2/14/12, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

From: Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com>
Subject: Re: [Lab] using headers as connectors
To: "Micro" <micro222 at yahoo.com>
Cc: lab at artengine.ca
Received: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 6:46 PM

But they have specific length right? 
The last connectors I made were for a 25' four conductor wire. I think I need a way of using any length of wire... 

I think I need get some sort of crimper thing and some connectors from 2-8 conductor and give it a try.

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Micro <micro222 at yahoo.com> wrote:

I use pre-crimped wires from pololu.com

You could take wire #1850(black m-f), cut it in half, and insert the pins into housing #1902. They have a full assortment of colors. I keep a full set of them so I can make cables as I need them.


--- On Sat, 2/11/12, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

They work great but sometimes the clips pull out of the back of the female side. Any ideas?



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