FPC Connector Identification

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by dbmiller5, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. dbmiller5

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    Hi guys, I finally registered because I need to utilize your collective expertise. I have been lurking for a while, I love this forum. I am an engineering student and I am very into projects and electronics.

    My newest project is a display from a smartphone. As usual, most of my projects start with junk that was given to me. I received an HTC Rhyme with a bad USB port. Instead of fixing the port and selling it, I decided to scavenge the display for an Ethernet project.

    I am trying to find the correct FPC connector for the display. I was wondering if you could help me identify it from a picture. I think the pitch is 0.3mm, but not completely sure. Going to drive the display with a a popular Cortex-M3 board.

    Its not great, but this is the very best picture I could take. The connector is pretty tiny.
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    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. dbmiller5

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    My best research produced THIS...
     
  3. tshuck

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    You should post a picture of the connector next to a ruler so people can get a better idea of size....It would be easier to help:)
     
  4. dbmiller5

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    Not counting the tabs, its 7mm. I was not able to get a good shot of the ruler and the connector.
     
  5. tshuck

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    You should be able to find something in here...
     
  6. dbmiller5

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    Did you identify it with certainty to be 0.3mm pitch?
     
  7. tshuck

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    All the devices listed are 11-conductor, 0.3mm pitch connectors...
     
  8. dbmiller5

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    Yes, I can read an online catalog. I wanted to know if you confirmed my GUESS, that my FFC wire was in fact 0.3mm pitch. Ill choose the appropriate conector once I can confirm that the wire is 0.3mm pitch.
     
  9. tshuck

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    Well, considering the fact that there is nothing to compare it to, no, I did not identify it with certainty... that would be impossible without something for me to reference....

    I'm glad you can read:p
     
  10. kubeek

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    Then stop guessing and take a ruler and measure the distance between the same edge of furthest pins. Then divide by number_of_pins-1 to get the actual pitch. It might as well be 0.25mm or something else. You should be easily able to tell the distance to +/- 0.25 mm, so the result should be pretty good.
     
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  11. dbmiller5

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    Prefect! This is was I was looking for. Without having a pair of calipers, the closet I can come it 7mm. Then the pitch would be 7/(23-1) = 0.319, which is pretty close to 0.3. Thank you for all your help!!
     
  12. kubeek

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    Well 22*0.3 is 6.6, so if it looks like tad less than 7mm then you should be ok.
     
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