Ribbon cable to breadboard connector

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by pilko, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. pilko

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    Hi everyone,
    Are there such things as Ribbon cable to breadboard connectors. In other words,connectors that can be attached to the end of 10 wire and 20 wire ribbon cables and plug into 0.1 inch spaced breadboard holes? If not, what is the alternative method?

    thanks, -- PILKO
     
  2. kubeek

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    :D WOW, I just found it for my project, before I saw this :D
    Not sure about the 10pin one, but the 20pin one is here if that is what you want.
    What do you need it for? I have it for a Pioneer plasma tv data cable.
     
  3. pilko

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    Thanks kubeek---checked your attachment,not sure if it attaches to a ribbon cable,also the pin spacing needs to be 0.1 inch for breadboard.
     
  4. Wendy

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    Actually it is pretty simple, but you have to make some consessions. Look at a standard header, and put pins in to couple the two female connectors. Think the type of connector a computer uses for old style IDE cables, and you can find gold pins to match pretty easily.
     
  5. pilko

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    Thanks Bill
     
  6. punisher454

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    This is how I connect cables to breadboard, real easy.
     
  7. R!f@@

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    Hey !! where can I get those connector thingy's, It's really handy :D

    Rifaa
     
  8. punisher454

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    The Grey 3M ones should be available from one of the major suppliers. I got those from a local electronics supply place, They were old at the time and not even recorded in the stores current inventory program, so I offered 50cents each and took all they had :)

    The black adaptor in the picture is just two standard crimp on style ribbon cable ends placed right next to each other. just use the even pins on one and the odd pins on the other.
     
  9. pilko

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    Thanks Punisher ---can you share more info--would like the male connectors in the right picture--checked 3M--appear to be obsolete

    ooops didn't hit refresh--missed your reply to R!f
     
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  10. russ_hensel

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    If you unsolder an old mother board with a right angle cable connector ( I use a propane torch on the back side to remove ) the pins are long enough to span the gap at the center of a bread board. You do have to bend them around so the connector points starigh up. Then an old hard dirve cable or similar will plug right in.


    this may help http://www.opencircuits.com/Solderless_protoboard
     
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  11. pilko

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    Thanks Russ---just found these at Farnell
     
  12. R!f@@

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    You all are great but, I cannot get my hands on em if you do not post them to me or sell them to be exact.
    If it is on ebay. thenYaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
    Cause I'm like on the other side of the world. Get my point


    Rifaa
     
  13. pilko

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    Found IDC DIL Connectors at newark.com

    4404a-10 $1.04
    4404a-20 $1.16
     
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