Edge-mount PCB pins

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Hi,

Does anyone know of a supplier for the kind of edge-mounted solder pins you see on parallax basic stamps and RF-Solutions modules:

I'm finding them difficult to google for because I'm not really sure what they'd be called.

Cheers,
Matt.

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This cropped up on the Parallax forum. IIRC it's impossible to buy them in small quantities, and they need to be attached with special tooling. I use turned-pin SIL strips for that sort of thing. The board has to be bigger, but they can be replaced easily if they get damaged.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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The magic word(s) is leadframe pins. I did find sources on the web, but only in very large qty. I have not seen them on a reel, but I suspect they are attached at the pin end and need to be sheared off with a die for them to make a clean entry into a socket. If you find out otherwise let us know. According to a poster in the Parallax forums, he purchased some from Parallax. P/N 452-00004. There is a bit more info in a post by Ken Gracey.
http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=5&m=57524

Rick

Last Edited: Mon. Aug 3, 2009 - 05:58 PM
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Thanks guys. Who would have thought clipping a few bits of metal to the side of a PCB would be such a big deal!