# good source of paralle cables

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#### MrDEB

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parallel cables for in circuit programming of PICs etc.
looking for a 5 cond and a 8 cond. ribbon cables w/ female ends .1 spacing
I have trouble getting my pins done right with having to assemble.

#### Boncuk

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Hi MrDEB,

I don't know what your trouble is.

Use a box header (two rows per 5 pins) and the suitable female connector.

The female connector contacts the wires trough the isolation when you use a bench vise (or appropriate tool).

Take a look inside your PC where this kind of connector is used for IDE-devices (HDDs and CD-ROMs)

Boncuk

P.S. The first connector is meant to be soldered directly on the PCB, the third plugs onto the box header.

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#### MrDEB

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Never occured to me

I have been using the plugs where you crimp each wire then solder the wire to each pin then insert into the plastic plug.
I wonder if they make box headers w/ 5 pins as well as 8 pins in single rows.
using to plug into Junebug.

#### ericgibbs

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I have been using the plugs where you crimp each wire then solder the wire to each pin then insert into the plastic plug.
I wonder if they make box headers w/ 5 pins as well as 8 pins in single rows.
using to plug into Junebug.
hi,
Many of the ribbon cables are on a 0.05inch pitch and the pins on a double row connector on a 0.1inch pitch.

Never seen 0.05inch pitch single row connectors.

#### MrDEB

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am looking for plugs for Junebug

want a 5 cond ((or 2x5 for the con2 header)and 8 cond.for the CON8 header.
I hope to not have to use the cripm, solder, insert
been using these
http://www.electro-tech-online.com/custompdfs/2009/07/1445.pdf
without the right tool the cables come out like crap and the small wires break real easy.
may have to apply some hot glue to help but still looks tacky.
the pcs that Boncuk posted are what I am looking for.
really not sure what the actual name of them so locating is ???

#### ericgibbs

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want a 5 cond ((or 2x5 for the con2 header)and 8 cond.for the CON8 header.
I hope to not have to use the cripm, solder, insert
been using these
http://www.electro-tech-online.com/custompdfs/2009/07/1445-1.pdf
without the right tool the cables come out like crap and the small wires break real easy.
may have to apply some hot glue to help but still looks tacky.
the pcs that Boncuk posted are what I am looking for.
really not sure what the actual name of them so locating is ???
hi,
Those connectors are called IDC [ insulation displacement connectors]

They have a bi-furcated slot/notch for each cable wire, as the wire is forced into the slot/notch it cuts thru the outer insulation of the wire and makes contact with the copper conductor.
ie: insulation displacement

They are designed for 0.05inch pitch ribbon cables.
They can be assembled by using a small bench vice to force the ribbon and IDC slots together.

OK.

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#### Boncuk

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hi,
Many of the ribbon cables are on a 0.05inch pitch and the pins on a double row connector on a 0.1inch pitch.

Never seen 0.05inch pitch single row connectors.
Check out LUMBERG MICROMODUL (1.27mm=0.05inches) connectors from four to 20 pins to be used with high density ribbon cable (as you probably have installed for your hard disks).

The males (4pin) are 0.47€ to 20 pins at €1.45. The equivalent females are from 0.29€ to 0.71€ which proves to me that males have a higher value than females.

Now the bitter pill: The crimping tool is just 'lousy' €975

Regards

Hans

#### MrDEB

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I think I found sockets?

over at Electronic Components & Supplies

part #'s 517-8910

and

517-CHG-1008-11-KCP

one for the con2 header and one for the con8
now need some ribbon cable - wonder if the gray cable used for hard drivs will work?? not sure of wire size of cable.

Will these sockets work for my application?? without having to purchase an expensive tool to make them work??
Wish Blueroom had part #'s for suggested sockets n cables etc.

#### 3v0

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I use cheap IDC 2x5 connectors to make cables for most everything. Like the one used to connect the junbug to the target.

For the other connectors on the junebug I use the same cable but with a simple adapter board on one or both ends. The adapter has 2x5 and 1x10 male headers.

You can see a cable with 2 adapters just below the 7 segment display in this picture.

#### Nigel Goodwin

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I've got that exact same case but mine is full of wood screws.

#### k7elp60

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parallel cables for in circuit programming of PICs etc.
looking for a 5 cond and a 8 cond. ribbon cables w/ female ends .1 spacing
I have trouble getting my pins done right with having to assemble.
Have you tried Digikey?
Here is a part number that may fit your needs. They come in different lengths and different # of pins:
A9BBG-0505F

#### 3v0

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I've got that exact same case but mine is full of wood screws.
I make one of these up for each student last year. It worked very well. Kept down the mess and the case along with a laptop was all a student needed to work on their projects.

3v0

#### MrDEB

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how do you go from 5 pins to 8 pins?
the digikey flex cables look like the ticket but kinda pricy at $6 for a 6" 8cond cable (something like that price?) #### 3v0 ##### Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter more details on your cool looking adapter plugs how do you go from 5 pins to 8 pins? the Junebug has male headers but your pic looks like the adapters have male pins?? the digikey flex cables look like the ticket but kinda pricy at$6 for a 6" 8cond cable (something like that price?)
The adapters go from 10 to 10, they start out as 2x5 and end up as 1x10. When used as data cables the 2 extra are pwr and gnd.

The DIY cables cost about 50 cents for the connectors and the cable is salvaged for old PCs.

I built my junebug with female headers. It made sense to me.

3v0

#### MrDEB

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Looking for a female header plug

to fit the June Bug con2 (2x5) and the con8 (1x8)
plan is to build some boards then solder ribon cable to the boards
finding an 8 pin idc female plug that I don't need to crimp n solder the 26g wire. figure the board approach like 3v0 will work better.
les chance of pulling a wire loose while plugging and un-plugging.
going to build modules for the junebug for testing

#### MrDEB

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I think I found the parts?

looked at Digikey and found what I think will work?
S5444-ND

and

S5517-ND

now to locate some cables to go from Adapter dongles to target board.
was looking late last nite and think I found some?

#### MrDEB

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Remembered why I hate Digikey

there BOM manger is very hard to negociate,
didn't have the ribbon cables I WANTED (setteling on these, hope they will work)
wanted some capacitors and resistors=min order of 10!!
I think this list will duplicate what 3vo did??

DK Part #: S5444-ND
Mfg Part #: PPTC081LGBN-RC

DK Part #: S5519-ND
Mfg Part #: PPTC052LJBN-RC

DK Part #: 609-1746-ND
Mfg Part #: 71600-110LF

DK Part #: 609-3083-ND
Mfg Part #: 69830-008LF

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