Terminal blocks to fit stripboard?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by oggz, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. oggz

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    Sep 21, 2009
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    Hello,

    sorry if this question is too basic but I am stumped by it!

    I'm making a circuit on stripboard and want to use terminal blocks to attach wires rather than soldering them to the board. After much searching I still can't find blocks which fit my stripboard - are they a PCB only thing or have I not looked hard enough them? Would you bend the pins of terminals made for PCBs and force them to fit into stripboard?

    This is the stripboard I am using, http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Fa...Equipment/Prototyping-Boards/Stripboard/29453

    I bought the 3 way terminal blocks on this page but the pins are too far apart for the board:

    http://www.rapidonline.com/Cables-C....5-3.81mm-PCB/10A-3.5mm-Terminal-blocks/82656

    I've looked all around the terminal blocks section, and on maplin, but they all seem to be made for PCBs.

    Thanks,

    Oggz
     
  2. SgtWookie

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  3. hgmjr

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    Is this what you had in mind?

    hgmjr
     
  4. oggz

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    Brilliant, thank you both. I didn't know that 'pitch' was the measurement to check.
     
  5. SgtWookie

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    I didn't even think about that; "pitch" does seem a silly name for the pin spacing. I guess that is a UK thing; in the States they usually simply call it "spacing". We sometimes use "pitch" when referring to threads on screws.
     
  6. KL7AJ

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    Those silly Brits! When are they gonna learn how to speak ENGLISH! :D:rolleyes:


    Eric
     
  7. beenthere

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    Nope, it's still "pitch" on this side of the Atlantic. Check page 200 of the current Digi-Key catalog (January - December 2010).
     
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