Connector pins to blocked

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by gotumal, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. gotumal

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Hi reader,
    I need to block some pins of relimate connector (female type). Is there any common practice to block it. may be with some plug etc made up of rubber plastic which can be inserted in to the pins.
  2. jpanhalt


    Jan 18, 2008
    Plastic pins are sold for that purpose. They look like tiny finishing nails. I don't believe they are brand specific, but you do need to know the pin size and probably shape (square or round). If that is not practical for you, I would just epoxy or other glue a small sliver of plastic in the hole. Worst case, insert a spare pin from the mating plug and glue it. John
  3. hgmjr

    Retired Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    You could build a short extension cable that passed through all of the signals you wanted to maintain and omit any that you wanted to leave disconnected.

  4. gotumal

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Thanks John,
    Actually I would like to tell a little background. You may find it useful.
    One of the requirement of our product is to have a "pokayoke". For some reason one of our supplier can't provide a polar connector. So I wanted to remove two odd no of pins of that connetor and cocequently on it's mating part on the board.
    I would implement one of the ways suggested by John.