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Offline yankeefan238Topic starter

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Male Header Question?
« on: February 14, 2009, 02:34:44 PM »
I bought breakaway male headers that are .1" in size. Will my hs-311 servo connector be able to connect to these. I tried to plug my servo in and the male pin seemed to long for the servo connector. Is the servo connector supposed to cover the whole pin?

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 02:56:57 PM »
Would you mind sharing the manufacturer part # so we can reference its datasheet

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 03:07:50 PM »
It does not have to cover the whole pin, as long as it in there its fine.

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 04:22:25 PM »
If they are standard PWM (Servo) cables (three wires: red white/yellow, black) then you will be fine, because all of these use Molex connectors.

All you need is continuity, so no, it is not always 100% covering the header.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2009, 04:23:37 PM by MaltiK »
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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 04:23:57 PM »
ok thanks. I just didn't want to solder them in and not have them work

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 05:09:45 PM »
Both my standard hitec servo connectors, and molex sl connectors have a good seated connection on 0.1" spaced male breakaway header pins.

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 06:36:12 PM »
ok thanks. I just didn't want to solder them in and not have them work

You dont need to solder the servo connector to the header pins (if thats what your planning to do).  The purpose of the connector (whether it be a hitec or futaba or similar connector) is so that you will not need to solder the wires, you can just plug your servo's into the header pins.  only if you did not have a connector, then you would need to solder the servo wires directly to the Header pins.

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 07:49:34 PM »
He means soldering the header pins in  ;)

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Re: Male Header Question?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 09:46:43 PM »
oh...right.. :P...

 


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