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Doepfer connectors?
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Lem
I am having trouble finding the type of connector doepfer use for connection to bus boards.
Can anyone shed some light??
appliancide
They are 16 position ribbon or rectangular connectors. Different distributors will call them by different names.

The important part is to make sure the connector has a pitch and row spacing of .100"/2.54mm. Most euro busboards do not have keyed headers, so keyed vs non-keyed shouldn't be an issue. Most use ribbon cable, though options for discrete wire (or both) are available.

Here are a couple of example part numbers that we have at Digi-Key:

HSC16S-ND
S9298-ND
3M9058-ND

The Doepfer Construction Details page is a good resource for general eurorack standard questions.

http://www.doepfer.de/a100_man/a100m_e.htm
daverj
If you are talking about the connector that goes between the power supply and the bus boards, they are often called Faston, Quick Connects, or Spade connectors.

They come in various widths, thicknesses, and insulated or not.

http://www.mouser.com/Interconnects/Terminals/_/N-5g5u?Keyword=faston& FS=True
appliancide
daverj wrote:
If you are talking about the connector that goes between the power supply and the bus boards, they are often called Faston, Quick Connects, or Spade connectors.

They come in various widths, thicknesses, and insulated or not.

http://www.mouser.com/Interconnects/Terminals/_/N-5g5u?Keyword=faston& FS=True


Good call. I didn't even consider that might have been what he was talking about.
felix le chat
Hello,

I need a Doepfer bus connector too (10 pins are fine, I do not need to use the bus CV and gate). Is this one correct?
http://www.musikding.de/product_info.php/info/p1393_PCB-connector-10-p ins.html

Cheers
Flc
Jarno
No that's not the one, you'll need two rows of 5, 0.1" pitch
These, for instance
nihilist
In addition,
I am looking for doepfer cliff jacks

Need to replace about three of em on my 111
Jarno
Rapidonline in england have these as well. They are indeed made by Cliff.
Cliff Socket
felix le chat
Thanks for your answer

But actually I am looking for the ribbon cable connectors (end of Doepfer ribbon cables), so it must be female.

Best
Flc
Jarno
IDC Cable Connector 10 pole

In case anybody is wondering, no affiliation with Rapid, just a happy customer, especially since they have lowered the shipping amount for international orders w00t
felix le chat
Yes that's it
Thanks a lot

Flc
Tronketz
Ok, am I missing something?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1yZKT3Yock&feature=related

It looks brain-dead-easy to roll your own ribbon cables... this might be off-topic but was wondering if anyone made their own ribbon cables.

I'd like to make my own ribbon cables to do the PCB to Panel connections.
daverj
Yes, it's quite easy, though if you don't pay attention when sliding the ribbon into the connector you can end up shorting wires together (connector being offset or on an angle).

I used a bench vice for years and then got the hand crimper that has been mentioned in the DIY forum a lot. Faster and easier if you are doing a lot of them. Otherwise a vice is fine.
Tronketz
Ooh, uhh, what hand crimper would that be? we're not worthy
daverj
Velleman VTIDC or similar

http://www.eio.com/p-23569-velleman-vtidc-idc-crimping-tool.aspx

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ENZQIY
Tronketz
Sweet, thank you! That's the one mentioned also at Expert Sleeper's SilentWay website (for those in the UK using Rapid): http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Equipment/IDC-Connector-Crimping-Tool -86-0860
Tronketz
err... i think. seriously, i just don't get it
iopop
yes, that rapid one is correct. Ordered one from them a few weeks ago.
ultrashock
btw. do not buy 2*10 pins!, buy only 2*16 pins, since neighboring +5V pins will not allow you to put 10*2 connector
ndkent
ultrashock wrote:
btw. do not buy 2*10 pins!, buy only 2*16 pins, since neighboring +5V pins will not allow you to put 10*2 connector


I get what you are talking about but I'm sure it's sometimes more complex.

I just grabbed an A-188-1 because it's out of the case and a real world example. So for your bus board you must use a 2x8 (what you called 2*16), correct, you can't use something with say 10 pins since the top and bottom ends of any connector make them too wide.

But on the module side in my example there is only room on the PCB for a 2x5 connector (what you called a 2*10). There is a chip in the way preventing a 2x8. So if you were to build one you need a 10 (not 16) strand ribbon, a 2x8 connector and a 2x5 connector.
Jarno
Wow, 10Eur for a crimping tool, that's not that expensive. I use a small bench vise, but such a handtool is easier it seems, thought they were quite a bit more expensive.

By the way, do people check their ribbon cables after crimping? I usually don't, in the heat of the moment I'll just assemble a cable and plug in the new module, never had a short in the cable so far (in modules on the other hand...........).
cillianjohn
Hi,
I'm totally new to the diy scene here and I'm trying to order some basic supplies for Eurorack power cables. I've read though some threads, but still I'd appreciate if someone could check these mouser links, that I'm on the right track.

Ribbon cable;
http://fi.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=3302/10-CUT-LENGTHvir tualkey51750000virtualkey517-3302/10FT

Connector 10 pin;
http://fi.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=61201023021virtualkey 51110000virtualkey710-61201023021

Also if someone could verify that this cable is good for general wiring;
http://fi.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=3050_RD005virtualkey6 0200000virtualkey602-3050-100-03

Thanks
ultrashock
ribbon cable is okay (it should have 1.27 mm or 0.05" pitch)
10 pin IDC connector is also okay, however keep in mind you also need 16 pin one on another side of the cable that plugs into distro-board
cillianjohn
Cool, thanks.
How about the hook-up wire. Do you recon it'll be ok? http://fi.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=3050_RD005virtualkey6 0200000virtualkey602-3050-100-03

I know I dont want solid core, but this one doesn't specifically say that its stranded.
NV
cillianjohn wrote:
Cool, thanks.
How about the hook-up wire. Do you recon it'll be ok? http://fi.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=3050_RD005virtualkey6 0200000virtualkey602-3050-100-03

I know I dont want solid core, but this one doesn't specifically say that its stranded.


It's stranded. Under the item specifications it states "Stranding: 7x32," meaning 7 strands of 32awg copper.

That wire would be perfectly fine for SDIY, but you may want to see if you can find some bulk wire distributors in Europe since Mouser and others generally have an enormous markup on wire. You could save about 75% in many cases, which is money you could spend on a couple different spool colors to make wiring easier. There are many places in the US for bulk wire purchases at about $7 for 100ft spools, but I'm unsure about Europe - I'm sure someone knows some places though.
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