Surface mount to wire connectors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by pebbert9, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. pebbert9

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Does anyone have a recommendation on a surface mount to wire connector that they like.

    For through hole I like to use the MTA-100 connectors, about $0.40 ea and no pins to mess with. ( see here: ) But, no one stocks the surface mount headers for them.

    I have a project I'm working on that cannot use a though hole header. I only need 1 amp and 6-10 pins.

  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Grab a 10 pin MTA right angle header. Place the part of the pins after the bend on PCB pads and solder them. You get lots of contact area.
  3. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    They sell surface mount headers that have the pins "gull wing" out at the bottom.

    If much mechanical stress is anticipated, add a bead of 2 part epoxy resin around the bottom edge after soldering.
  4. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    take a look at samtec they are an awesome company and will send samples or you can buy direct from them,etc..