Temporary Electrical Connection Fixture

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tracecom, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. tracecom

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    I am looking for a way to make a temporary connection (no soldering) to a row of six plated-through holes on the edge of a PCB. The holes are on .1" centers, are .040" I.D., and the pads are .075" O.D. Thinking back to the "bed of nails" concept, I can visualize something like a spring clamp that (gently, but firmly) presses appropriately sized pins (say .050" O.D. with tapered points) on .1" centers into the holes. A wire would be connected to each of the pins. I imagine someone sells such a thing, but I don't know what to Google.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Yako

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    Try 'pcb mount terminal blocks' ?
     
  3. tracecom

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    I don't want anything permanently mounted to the PCB.
     
  4. crutschow

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    I Googled "spring loaded test pins" and came up with some hits such as this.
     
  5. tracecom

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    The link you provided has almost exactly what I had in mind. I requested a sample, but who knows?

    Thanks.
     
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