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connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins
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connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins

by josheeg on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:47 pm

connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins...

If I had 16 small 1 inch boards and they needed a 4 pin smd connector to connect 4 wires to a main board.
The main board could be through hole but I don't know how to search in digikey & mouser to get matching parts.

I understand pitch but sometimes parts of a connector are shaped so others won't fit properly.

How have others done this 4 pins from 2 boards and it should be surface mount?
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Re: connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins

by zener on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:36 pm

Just depends what you have room for. You could do a 2x6 header and use a IDC ribbon connector. You could use mini usb. Could use a 1x4 header at .1" pitch and some mating connector.

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Re: connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins

by josheeg on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:59 pm

All Products » Interconnects » Rectangular Connectors » Headers & Wire Housings
mouser path male surface mount female IDC cable

This is the path before choosing male or female connector smd or idc ... so I am confused how to make shure they will fit etc.

What directorys I go down is one thing I wonder about.
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Re: connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins

by josheeg on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:11 pm

I like this female connector M22-6340442
now how do I know there is a male that goes to that with a ribbon cable? and another ribbon cable on the other side?
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Re: connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins

by josheeg on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 pm

are there any sugjestions for this with a crimp tool to insert in 4 pins that is universal?
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Re: connector sourcing & matching smd 4 pins

by zener on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:04 am

I would use something like this, and just use a standard IDC connector on ribbon cable with it:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSea ... WM17449-ND

I would actually use the through hole version, but you wanted SMT.

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