Where to find PWB pin/header with split head (push down to cut wire insulation)

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Fran3

Joined Mar 28, 2019
10
I'm not sure I described this correctly but in the past I have seen...
single pins or headers or connectors on printed circuit boards that had sort of a split top...
so you could push a wire (or wires) down into the split and make a connection.

I've Googled until my eyes have rolled back in my head and can't find them so I'm sure I don't have the proper description.

Can anyone help me out in my search for these things.

Thanks.
 

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Fran3

Joined Mar 28, 2019
10
yes, the Insulation displacement connector is the idea...

But these were single "pins" that you could push into a hole on a PCB with the split part... insulation displacement part at the top... so it stuck up like a test point or single stake header...
This allowed you to push a wire (or wires) into the split part to make a connection.
 

Bernard

Joined Aug 7, 2008
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I have some, but no history other than similar construction to some Amphenol crimp connectors formed from flat tin plated brass formed into U. A hole in tip & top with top having serrated edges forming a V slot .
 

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Fran3

Joined Mar 28, 2019
10
Yes Bernard, your drawing is exactly what I'm looking for.
Does anybody recognize this pin and know where to buy them?
Thanks
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Bernard

Joined Aug 7, 2008
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A pin that looks similar to post #18 is Vector Electronic Co. T68A, 5/8" long, T68, .8 " long, .025 sq. Wirewrap tail, .032" wide slot. Or T44 , .69 long with .021" slot.
 
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