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Offline Cristi_NeaguTopic starter

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Even harder to find :P
« on: April 24, 2010, 07:57:53 AM »
I'm having real problems finding connectors of the kind used on the Axon's header pins (0.1" spacing). Been looking for 3 weeks. I live in Romania. Does anyone know where to buy some of them in eastern europe? Or an online store somewhere in europe?
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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 08:08:07 AM »
Hi,

Just get female headers that you cut to length and use heat shrink over each pin/wire connection and one piece over all 3 wires and a part of the header.
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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 08:12:07 AM »
You know... that's not a bad idea... I remember seeing female headers in stores, but i don't remember any that cut to length, like male headers. I'll keep an eye out for them, but if anyone has a link to a site that sells them, i'd appreciate it.

Thanks, Soeren ;D

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 08:23:28 AM »
you can cut them, even if you're not supposed to. You will "lose" a pin in the process though.

or go to www.futurlec.com

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 09:04:31 AM »
Thanks chelmi. I got so #$%%@^ off that i spent looking 3 weeks for them all over the place that i placed an order.

Thanks for the help guys.

P.S. fine... fine... maybe they weren't that hard to find :P

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 10:14:16 AM »
One more question. Can anyone tell me if the first crimper on http://www.futurlec.com/Tools-Crimping.shtml will work with the connectors i was talking about? I managed to find a close up http://www.lemona.lt/LIUSE/Images/HT202B.JPG. Thanks.

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 10:36:28 AM »
I have exactly that crimper and it works with those HDPINF connectors that go into the HDCONNS3 female headers that you were searching for.
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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 10:54:23 AM »
Mersi, Ro-Bot-X.

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 03:54:43 AM »

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 07:05:01 AM »
What is that thing? I can't make it out.
Also, Digikey is US based, right?

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Re: Even harder to find :P
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010, 10:05:43 AM »
What is that thing? I can't make it out.
Also, Digikey is US based, right?
it's a plug very similar to the ones on servos.
it's a standard Tyco part so should be available from a supplier near you.

http://ro.rsdelivers.com appear to have them although RS are often not the cheapest.

Digikey is a US company but operate out of many different countries.
Romania is not one of them i'm afraid so you would be stuck with international shipping.
http://dkc1.digikey.com/ie/en/mkt/International.html?WT.z_header=link


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