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looking for connector/adapter (?): 60 pin fpc to dip

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fezder

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okay, this time i'm looking for adapter that converts 60 pin FPC connector (0.5mm pitch) to DIP (1.2mm pitch)

only close ones i can find are these, 50 pin ones but i don't think it's enought.....there ARE however 60pin FPC connectors on sale, but i can't make such pcb where i could solder that connector. Sure there is pain to solder FPC, but what gives :)

so like this, BUT for 60 pin:
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/ODAwWDgwMA==/z/3z4AAMXQEgpTDEG8/$_57.JPG
 

fezder

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oh right, you're right! i messed with b(p)itches...i saw that too, but i'd need smd pin headers too :S they don't sound rigid compared to DIP ones....
and umm, what's smt stencil?
 

KeepItSimpleStupid

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I just received an order from these guys. Nice stuff.

You can order the "Kit" or just the stencil. Here's the kit: http://www.proto-advantage.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3410015
The "stencil" was on the related products for the page. The videos show how to use their stuff.

In any event, SMT boards are soldered by applying a "solder paste" through a mask, a.k.a, the "stencil". The mask can be metal or mylar. The stencil generally covers the entire PCB. Then the components are placed and set in an oven with a specific Temperature vs Time profile.

In double-sided SMT boards, the components on the bottom might be held on by surface tension alone or a glue is applied, There is a low temperature curing step required for the glue. The glue is applied with a nozzle.

The solder paste has a limited shelf life for stencil applications.

So, components like your connector with pins on the bottom require hot air to solder manually.

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The SMD headers use an alternating pattern. The kit contains a small PCB with holes to set the separation of the headers while soldering. The PCB separator is not used after soldering.
 

fezder

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luckily i do have hot air soldering station, but tips i have currently in hand are pretty standard, all round-type.

seems there is much art in SMD working, no surprise though :)
 

fezder

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thanks for help, made account to there and i have feeling that i'll shop there again!
 
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