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This is a two-fold thread.

First, specifically, I'm looking for a ribbon cable with a 1x16 connector on 0.1" centers, instead of a 2xN connector on 0.1" centers. Anyone heard of such a thing?

Second, more generally speaking, where do you go to find if parts exist? I'm looked under all the rocks I know of, but can't come remotely close.
 

DerStrom8

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I tend to use distributor sites like Digikey and Mouser which have parametric searches. If I don't find anything there then I go to a site like Samtec, which often allows you to configure a cable based on certain specifications, and it spits out a part number.
 

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I would guess that such a cable would be hard to come by, as any typical ribbon cable has the wires 0.05" apart, making it very hard to align 16 strands with a 0.1" connector.
You could maybe use a 32 pin cable and not use one row of the connector, if that would be mechanically possible (i have no idea whether this is a new design or you are trying to find a cable for something that already exists).

As for whether parts exist, that is usually lots of googling and crawling catalogs, unles I specifically know what I am looking for and how it is called or how it can be found.
 

JonSea

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Elecrow has these jumpers in up to 10 pins. You could use 2 eight pin cables to get the 16 pins you need. These jumpers are 200mm in length and 70 cents a piece.

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Elecrow has these jumpers in up to 10 pins. You could use 2 eight pin cables to get the 16 pins you need. These jumpers are 200mm in length and 70 cents a piece.

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I can make it, I was pondering the idea that it would look better, work better as a ribbon cable. But now I'm not so sure. I found this http://www.allelectronics.com/item/rj-158/1.5-8-pin-ribbon-cable-jumper/1.html at All Electronics. Looking at it further, it looks kind of stiff. So maybe it isn't a good idea. (not to mention it is the wrong gender).
 

ronsimpson

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ribbon cable with a 1x16 connector on 0.1" centers
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/3m/8125-16/8125-16-ND/3867976
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/3m/8124-16-100/8124-16-100-ND/1107812
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-llc/0082286161/WM4633-ND/404127
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-connector-corporation/82-24-5916/82-24-5916-ND/404011
Here are 4 places to start. Digikey does not have any in stock. But you can get the part number and search some where different.
Try getting 20 conductor and removing 4 wires.
I can find it in 1 ft lengths. I have some from years ago. (10 conductor)
 
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