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'[EE] 1-position connector?'
2019\02\21@124625 by Neil

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Hi,

I'm having issues finding a small 1-position board-to-wire connector for use as a test lead on a custom product.  It needs to be small, and accept 20-gauge wire (or 18 gauge).  And I will use 3 side-by-side, and have about 20-21 mm width for it.

My first thought was to use a 2mm banana jack, but for whatever reason, the 2mm jacks and plugs I'm finding don't fit each other, other than say matched sets from companies like Pomona, which gets quite pricey.  And they're still wide anyway.
Common 0.1"-spacing headers with wires on dupont connectors would've been great if only they could've accepted 20-gauge wire.  If someone makes something similar with say 0.15" spacing, I think it would be ideal.

I'm currently investigating this, but I'd have to cut off the side locking tabs... *cringe*.  And not sure how secure the connectors will be without them.  Perhaps the 3-position header can accept 3 separate 1-position plugs?  Will have to experiment.
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/1-794374-1/A130985-ND/1860852

I'm also looking at using test points like this, but the solder tab at the end may make mounting in an enclosure with the jack easily accessible challenging...
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/keystone-electronics/6050/36-6050-ND/316474

Surely someone makes a workable option?  Any thoughts?

Thanks,
-Neil.



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2019\02\21@134006 by Denny Esterline

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Keystone has a bunch more options for "test points".
https://www.keyelco.com/category.cfm/keyelco/Test-Points-Tips-Probes-Clips/id/518

Would one of the through-hole or surface mount loop terminals on the board
and a test clip on the wire work for you?


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2019\02\21@142747 by Neil

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I've been looking through the Keystone offerings and found a plug that may work size-wise (0.19" OD, so I can stack 3 side-by-side easily).  But not sure of friction... keystone says there is some "springiness" in there, but they don't test for repeated cycles, so not sure how long it will last.  I will order some to experiment with, but that will have to wait a few weeks until I return.

Loop test points won't work as I need these to protrude out the side of the housing, so they'll have to mount to the edge of my PCB.  The user should just be able to plug them in from outside the enclosure.




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2019\02\21@155344 by Denny Esterline

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See, you left out the "user" and "through the case" details. :-)

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2019\02\21@162321 by AB Pearce - UKRI STFC

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Have you thought about using D-Sub pins? Solder or crimp ones can be got that accept 20AWG. Heat shrink over the pin after fitting the wire makes a quite reasonable 1 pin connector.



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2019\02\21@163244 by John Gardner

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Just read this thread - Radio Shack used to carry DIY

D-Sub connector kits,  including individual pins & jacks,

with which I did what I think you want to do...

Dunno where RS got them,  though.

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On 2/21/19, AB Pearce - UKRI STFC <EraseMEalan.b.pearcespam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTstfc.ac.uk> wrote:
> Have you thought about using D-Sub pins? Solder or crimp ones can be got
> that accept 20AWG.
> Heat shrink over the pin after fitting the wire makes a quite reasonable 1
> pin connector.
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2019\02\21@175126 by John Ferrell

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The removal tools makes salvaging the pins very simple.

On 2/21/2019 4:32 PM, John Gardner wrote:
> Just read this thread - Radio Shack used to carry DIY
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> D-Sub connector kits,  including individual pins & jacks,
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> with which I did what I think you want to do...
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> Dunno where RS got them,  though.
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> On 2/21/19, AB Pearce - UKRI STFC <alan.b.pearcespamspam_OUTstfc.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Have you thought about using D-Sub pins? Solder or crimp ones can be got
>> that accept 20AWG.
>> Heat shrink over the pin after fitting the wire makes a quite reasonable 1
>> pin connector.
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2019\02\21@192412 by Neil

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I haven't but will investigate.  I would like prefer some type of "body" around the pin though, to look more "finished".  Perhaps I can 3D-print something for that.
FWIW, I'll have to do a couple hundred of these.



On 2/21/2019 4:22 PM, AB Pearce - UKRI STFC wrote:
> Have you thought about using D-Sub pins? Solder or crimp ones can be got that accept 20AWG.
> Heat shrink over the pin after fitting the wire makes a quite reasonable 1 pin connector.
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2019\02\21@211314 by Neil

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This would be great if there was a male plug that would work with it.  But it's designed to accept plain wire.  Which is interesting in itself, for other purposes.  Add to evaluation order.
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/avx-corporation/009296003202906/478-9534-2-ND/5161722

Cheers,
-Neil.



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2019\02\22@084814 by Jim

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Use BERG connectors.  They crimp onto the wire and you can have as many
or as few as you wish.
Check Newark Electronics.  That's where we got the last.  You can get
the pins and the bodies
and make connectors any size you need.  The bodies are plastic and can
be cut down to individual pieces that slip and lock over the female pin.  These will then fit on
..025" male header pins.

Regards,

Jim

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2019\02\22@090519 by Jim

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Or you could get a bunch of the Female to Female, Female To Male, or
Male to Male DUPONT cables.  Just cut them in two and you have your
connectors.

Regards,

Jim

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2019\02\22@092313 by Neil

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Looking these up, and I found this. Is this what you mean?
http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/2563625.pdf?_ga=2.104808832.1080150859.1550844379-2019162090.1550425449

No reference to it being able to handle 20-gauge wire, but I'll dig further..

Thanks.



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2019\02\22@142408 by Dwayne Reid

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Hi there, Neil.

This may not be what you are looking for, but what about Anderson Power Pole connectors?  They are about 5/16" square but fairly long at about 3/4".  The single-pole connector bodies can be mated together (each connector body has tongue-and-groove).  However, they are intended for higher-power applications: you can get the contacts with either 30A or 45A ratings.  Significantly higher than you need.

That said: they are easily mounted to a surface when at least three connector bodies are mated together: each mated connector pair has a mounting hole.  Each added connector body to that initial pair adds another hole.

They are ridiculously reliable, at least for their intended purpose.  I do not know what, if any, the wetting current is for the contacts.

Just checked Digikey - I see that Amp (TE) now carries an expensive clone rated at 75A.  I can't tell from the picture if it is the same physical size as the 30A Anderson Power Pole version that I am familiar with.  But a quick search on eBay shows both the original as well as clone versions for significantly less than $1 per pin.

Even if these aren't what you are looking for, might give you ideas where else to look.

dwayne


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2019\02\22@153247 by rp

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On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:23:45 -0700, Dwayne Reid wrote:

>Hi there, Neil.
>
>This may not be what you are looking for, but what about Anderson
>Power Pole connectors?  They are about 5/16" square but fairly long
>at about 3/4".  The single-pole connector bodies can be mated
>together (each connector body has tongue-and-groove).  However, they
>are intended for higher-power applications: you can get the contacts
>with either 30A or 45A ratings.  Significantly higher than you need.

If all three pins need to be connected at the same time what about a
simple stereo jack?

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'[EE] 1-position connector?'
2019\03\04@003236 by John Ferrell
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The difference in the 30A & 45A versions are in the accommodation for wire size, the housings are identical. There is a crimp tool ($40) that does a very good job.

On 2/22/2019 2:23 PM, Dwayne Reid wrote:
> However, they
> are intended for higher-power applications: you can get the contacts
> with either 30A or 45A ratings.

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