30 ga solid wire to connector ideas

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I have some 30 ga. solid wire in this application. Lets just say that it has to be solid and this post is not discussing the choice between solid vs stranded.

I need to measure lots of voltages using this solid wire. I have an interface board that has a ribbon cable to the data acq. located elsewhere. My question is about hooking the solid wires to this board.

Previously I solder the wires to a 20 pin header connector with solder tabs. This works, but it is clunky.

Does anyone have a good idea on how to attach 16 wires per board (I have 8 boards), in a removable fashion? (i.e. I dont want to solder the wires to the board)

My feeling s that crimps suck for small gage solid wire. So am I doing the best there is (soldering to header collector)?

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uC: ATMega128 or 644P
Compiler: Imagecraft ICCAVR V7.2
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30 AWG, or SWG? If it's AWG, that's really tiny. I don't know if they make spring terminals for that size. How fast is your signal, and how tight is the board, physically?

Something like http://tinyurl.com/yf4qxkj

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I've used insulated transformer winding wire in the past, soldering direct to pin headers and dip sockets. I've also used this method and soldered direct to soic pcb footprints, then covered the termination in hot glue for extra security.

Used this for connecting an in circuit emulator to a target board.

oddbudman

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How about wire wrap tool and wire wrap type header pins?

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Oh cripes I never answered this? What is wrong with me? I am sorry.

AWG was the right answer. Also what ended up happeneing is that we switched to a lower temp component that this connnected to which opened up lower temperature ribbon cable, which made life a lot easier.

so I could just use normal ribbon cable and those press on type connectors.

Sorry and thanks for answering.

Unless otherwise stated:
uC: ATMega128 or 644P
Compiler: Imagecraft ICCAVR V7.2
Debugger: AVRstudio 4.16
Programmer: Atmel, JTAG MKII
Experience: 20 years of C
Dismal ASM skills