How would I best connect this SCART PCB connector up to a breadboard?

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Andrew Armstrong

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ErnieM

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I don't know of any off the shelf adapter board for this pattern.

Solder or solderless breadboard? For soldered I've been known to hog out a hole where all the pins can fit and jumper into the main area. I do leave room for the mechanical mounting; I've always had screws but of you are careful you can get those keyed locks to work. Some glue may be of good use too.

For a solderless breadboard you can either make a custom PCB (around $20 and 2-3 weeks from China) or make your own similar to what I said above, but adding 1 or 2 rows of 0.1" pins
 

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Andrew Armstrong

Joined Sep 7, 2016
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I don't know of any off the shelf adapter board for this pattern.

Solder or solderless breadboard? For soldered I've been known to hog out a hole where all the pins can fit and jumper into the main area. I do leave room for the mechanical mounting; I've always had screws but of you are careful you can get those keyed locks to work. Some glue may be of good use too.

For a solderless breadboard you can either make a custom PCB (around $20 and 2-3 weeks from China) or make your own similar to what I said above, but adding 1 or 2 rows of 0.1" pins
Solderless ideally.

When you say 'jumper' into the main area....how exactly would you jumper a connection onto those pins? Just solder a wire from the pin to the main area? Not particularly easy work!
 

kubeek

Joined Sep 20, 2005
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You can get breadboards that accept stagered pin connectors on the edge, so you could make an adapter to a normal header.

Or you could use a cable with a receptacle, and terminate the wires in a connector like this http://www.lunashops.com/images/upload/Image/lb-dn-2.jpg or similar, and then use a pin header strip as a female to female adptor to plug it into your breadboard. If you keep the two rows separate you won´t have problems with getting the correct distance between them to fit the breadboard rows.
Also you could just terminate the wires that you actually need and not bother with the rest.
 

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Andrew Armstrong

Joined Sep 7, 2016
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You can get breadboards that accept stagered pin connectors on the edge, so you could make an adapter to a normal header.

Or you could use a cable with a receptacle, and terminate the wires in a connector like this http://www.lunashops.com/images/upload/Image/lb-dn-2.jpg or similar, and then use a pin header strip as a female to female adptor to plug it into your breadboard. If you keep the two rows separate you won´t have problems with getting the correct distance between them to fit the breadboard rows.
Also you could just terminate the wires that you actually need and not bother with the rest.
Good ideas -- can you provide a source for making the wires with a female connector on the end? I am not sure what that type of connector is called and where to buy it from.

Also if you have time a purchasing source for the breadboard which supports staggered pins would be awesome. My preferred source is farnell.co.uk if possible.
 

kubeek

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For example this board, but you will probably find others in that category, just check the pictures. Also check if the pin pitch on this one matches your connector. http://uk.farnell.com/roth-elektronik/re220-hp/pcb-eurocard-fr2-2-54mm-31-pol/dp/1172145

Connector is for example this one, but you´d need to find one that matches your number of pins. Also suggest checking if the actual contacts are included or sold separately. I used to crimp these with pliers and then solder to be sure the connection is solid. http://uk.farnell.com/te-connectivity-amp/102241-1/crimp-housing-1-row-3way/dp/1822573 http://uk.farnell.com/te-connectivity-amp/87756-7/contact-crimp-receptacle-26-22awg/dp/1823218?MER=sy-me-pd-mi-acce
 
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