[aprssig] FTM-350 cables
javier at kjsl.org
Thu Mar 10 09:17:29 CST 2011
On Mar 10, 2011, at 8:59 AM, Arno Verhoeven wrote:
> On 10-3-2011 11:59, Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
>> Just a couple nights ago I soldered a mini-din-to-D9 cable for my OT2, and it was a nightmare. The mini-din's pin spacing is small, and it's easy to melt the connector a bit so that the pins start moving.
> I recognize that. I like mini-DIN connectors, but I don't like to solder them. To avoid the pins from moving in the (half)melted plastic you can do the following .
> - get a potato... any kind, but not too small :)
> - cut of a slice to create a flat area and place the potato on your your workbench (flat side down)
> - push the mini-DIN pins in the potato
> - now solder the wires to mini-DIN pins.
> The potato helps cooling the connector a bit, and also prevents the pins from moving when the plastic starts to melt.
What is the price of a mini DIN connector?
What is the price of a PS/2 male-tomale cable and an AppleTalk male-to-male cable?
I've been avoiding the solder of mini DIN connectors by using those kinds of cables (the PS/2 ones have 6 pin connectors, the AppleTalk ones have 8 pin connectors). You cut one in half, now you have two ready-made cables, ready to be soldered to audio plugs or DB9 connectors.
ps: I just said AppleTalk. Geez.
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