Using 2mm pin headers on a pcb

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by zcream, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. zcream

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I am attempting to reuse the LCD power supply of a dell monitor that I found junked on the street.
    The power supply uses a 12-pin cable that has a separation of 2mm.
    The standard PCB has a separation of 2.54mm. I know that 1.27mm pin headers have adapters available for 2.54mm spacing (alternate pins are bent).

    However, I am stumped as to how a set of headers with 2mm spacing can be put on a PCB. As far as I know, PCBs only come in 2.54mm and 3.96mm spacing.

    Perhaps someone may know of a 2mm to 3.96mm pin header (with alternate pins bent) ??
  2. marshallf3

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Headers are cheap enough as are the connectors that got to them. Didn't you keep the cable?
  3. Adjuster

    Late Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    PCBs can come in all sorts of pin spacings, even metric ones. It rather surprises me that the 0.1 and 0.05 inch standards have stayed with us so long.
  4. Markd77

    Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    I'd just cut the connector off and replace with one that fits your board.
  5. zcream

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I was hoping to keep the power supply cable intact. I would have to cut it and make an adapter - which I am not keen to do.
  6. zcream

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    That would be the last option. Hoping to keep it intact.
  7. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    I would think that there would be a PCB connector available for that cable end.

    The PCB side of the connector will likely be properly spaced..SO if you were building a PCB.

    Just like a standard DIN9 to PCB connector.

    Thats where I would start.

    If that doesn't pan out, I would look for a breakout-box or board for that style connector.