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Dave
05-29-2008, 03:42 PM
I've just wasted an embarrasing amount of time scouring DigiKey for this part, and it's driving me NUTS. It's such a simple part. A 1/10" pitch breakaway male pin header with gold-plated 1/4" contacts on both sides. I have a handful of them laying around, but I want to find a source for them because they come in really handy for changing the gender of multipin connectors and, you know, connecting stuff.

These little gems right here:
http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/forums/pinheader.jpg

I had no problem finding headers with a shorter through-hole tail, but that just doesn't cut it. Does anybody know where the heck can I get these things?

Droid Works
05-29-2008, 03:46 PM
I believe these (http://www.parallax.com/Store/Components/WireConnection/tabid/151/CategoryID/29/List/0/SortField/0/Level/a/ProductID/487/Default.aspx) are the same except shorter on one end.

Adrenalynn
05-29-2008, 03:53 PM
Those are the shorties. I think these are closer to what he's looking for from the same source:

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Components/WireConnection/tabid/151/ProductID/182/List/1/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

I can't get there via palmtop at the moment, but I also remember seeing them (maybe a little cheaper) at AllElectronics or WeirdStuff.

Dave
05-29-2008, 04:35 PM
I believe these (http://www.parallax.com/Store/Components/WireConnection/tabid/151/CategoryID/29/List/0/SortField/0/Level/a/ProductID/487/Default.aspx) are the same except shorter on one end.
Thanks, but short end = no good.


Those are the shorties. I think these are closer to what he's looking for from the same source:

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Components/WireConnection/tabid/151/ProductID/182/List/1/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

I can't get there via palmtop at the moment, but I also remember seeing them (maybe a little cheaper) at AllElectronics or WeirdStuff.

That's it! I think my problem was that I was looking for them in bulk 40-pin rows. I may have to settle for this. Thanks!

Adrenalynn
05-29-2008, 04:59 PM
I know I've seen 'em in bulk. ATM I'm not in a position to dig around, but at least you know you're not losing your mind [over this anyway]!

Sienna
05-29-2008, 05:52 PM
Why not go direct to the source? Samtec makes them in like 20 different lengths.

For instance:
TSW-140-16-G-S
Is a 40 pin, .32" and .31" length on either side, gold plated single row header. Standard pricing is $2.4 ea.

Adrenalynn
05-29-2008, 06:05 PM
I could find them equal length in the datasheet, but not the easiest to read datasheet anyway. http://www.samtec.com/ftppub/cpdf/TSW-MK.PDF

Dave
05-29-2008, 07:05 PM
Why not go direct to the source? Samtec makes them in like 20 different lengths.

Excellent.


I could find them equal length in the datasheet, but not the easiest to read datasheet anyway. http://www.samtec.com/ftppub/cpdf/TSW-MK.PDF

Yikes. That data sheet is pretty overstimulating. Found what I needed, though.

Adrenalynn
05-29-2008, 07:18 PM
coolness!

Yeah, I had to print it to follow it. Yowsa.

LinuxGuy
05-29-2008, 08:04 PM
Excellent.

Yikes. That data sheet is pretty overstimulating. Found what I needed, though.
As hard as it is to find those, maybe Matt would be willing to pick them up as a product. I've been looking for these also. They are also very useful for using on solderless breadboards because the regular pin headers don't go into the board far enough to stay. They keep popping out, which is frustrating. I would use them to breadboard sensor circuits too.

8-Dale

Sienna
05-29-2008, 09:26 PM
Why would you read the datasheet! They have very easy to use 'build a part number' pages!

Adrenalynn
05-29-2008, 10:10 PM
Who doesn't read a datasheet? Surely someone that wants to end-up with something that doesn't work, me-thinks. Lessons learned after a couple decades...

Dave
06-02-2008, 03:31 PM
Got my free sample today! I've never ordered samples from Samtec before, and I gotta say that I'm mighty impressed. Ordering was brain-dead simple and I got them in two business days.

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/forums/TSW-140-08-G-S.jpg


As hard as it is to find those, maybe Matt would be willing to pick them up as a product.

I'll push to get them into the catalog. In the meantime, I'd say just go ahead and get a 40-pin sample from Samtec. Part number TSW-140-08-G-S.


Why would you read the datasheet! They have very easy to use 'build a part number' pages!

You know what? I discovered this immediately after I finished scrutinizing the datasheet. I used the part number builder to confirm that I'd gotten it right doing things old fashioned way. I like the old fashioned way. At least, if I end up with a box of silicon-frosted ohms (part of a balanced breakfast) instead of pin headers, I know it's my own fault and not a glitch in the internets.

LinuxGuy
06-02-2008, 07:26 PM
I'll push to get them into the catalog. In the meantime, I'd say just go ahead and get a 40-pin sample from Samtec. Part number TSW-140-08-G-S.
Many thanks! I just ordered some samples of these and a few other items.


You know what? I discovered this immediately after I finished scrutinizing the datasheet. I used the part number builder to confirm that I'd gotten it right doing things old fashioned way.
I just used the "build a part number" feature to get variations of the single row part, mainly double and triple right angle versions as well as some sockets.

8-Dale

LinuxGuy
06-05-2008, 01:00 AM
I just got my samples from Samtec today! They are very quick to ship. I got five of the single row long 50 position strips along with some dual row straight and right angle and some triple row right angle connectors. The others are all 50 position also. :veryhappy::veryhappy:

8-Dale

Dave
06-05-2008, 11:27 AM
I got five of the single row long 50 position strips along with some dual row straight and right angle and some triple row right angle connectors. The others are all 50 position also. :veryhappy::veryhappy:
Greedy :p