flat cable

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tibbles, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. tibbles

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 27, 2008
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    hi all
    i seem to be encountering more and more of those very flat ribbon link cables that dont have a plug on the ends, a common one is marked AWM 20798

    they seem to need terific force to insert, by which time the delicate cable is usually ruined.

    i would appreciate any tips and source info.
    and does this type of cable have a name?

    many thanks
    dougal
     
  2. rjenkins

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    Nov 6, 2005
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    Most of the connectors have some sort of open/release mechasnism.

    There are several styles, with some the 'ears' at either end pull up slightly to release, with others the side may hinge along it's full length.

    And there are some that just push in..

    If it seems to take exessive force, there is a fair chance it has a release of some sort.
     
  3. tibbles

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    Jun 27, 2008
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    thanks for your reply Robert

    i'll have a go tonight to see if there is a release.

    thanks again

    dougal
     
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