Missing 6-way ISP cable solution!

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Having lost the 6-way ISP cable that I use with the Dragon, I ordered some connectors so that I can make up a couple of replacements. As I have plenty of 10-way cables, I thought I'd try one of those by only using the first six pins on the sockets. As expected, it worked perfectly.

BTW, those connectors are difficult to find. Digi-Key and Mouser are out of stock, but RS has plenty - the stock number is 673-7694.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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And Farnell?

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Farnell has them (Order Code: 1691939), but I'd have had to pay £15 extra for delivery from the US. They are probably stocked by Farnell/Newark, in fact.

I ordered two packs, so I could make cables up for anyone who needs one.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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Farnell UK appears to have UK stock of Code: 1106769. However it does not have strain relief.

David.

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You must be better at searching for stuff on the Farnell web site than I am. I spent some time looking for them, then got the FCI part number from Mouser, which enabled me to find them on the RS site.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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I think this applies to anything on Digikey, Farnell, RS.

If you know a part number, or a manufacturer you are fine. But looking for "IDC 6way" came up trumps.

You will find that 10way IDC will find many manufacturers and a wide range of price and quality.

It is a nightmare identifying the correct product. And that is ONLY if your "guess what this might be called" search finds anything at all.

David.

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I used IDC 6-way. :(

I just found one with strain relief at Farnell: 1097021.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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...I use the BOOK when the web fails. :)

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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I got mine from this guy:
http://alldav.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=17

Cheap and free shipping, at least to US addresses.

--- bill

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Leon, how about Mouser part no. 649-71600-306LF? Looks like there are 391 in stock. I've used this part.

Also, take a look at Mouser part 649-68105-002LF (68 in stock) and 649-71600-106LF (2,038 in stock).

Don

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Don,

I am not too sure about Mouser, but several US companies will only use DHL or other carrier service. This involves massive carriage charges, compared to posting a tiny jiffy bag via regular airmail.

A packet arriving in the post in the UK is fairly painless. If it comes via DHL, it generally involves VAT, Customs duties and grief all round.

David.

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I only buy stuff from Mouser or Digi-Key that I can't get from RS or Farnell, because of the additional costs. Shipping is free for orders over £50, but there is duty and VAT which add about 30% to the cost, IIRC.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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david.prentice wrote:
And that is ONLY if your "guess what this might be called" search finds anything at all.
Not exactly on topic, but related: does anyone know where to purchase something like the "squid cable" that comes with the JTAG ICE? This is a 10-pin male IDC connector with a multi-color ribbon cable attached that has been separated into individual wires each having a female square pin receptacle on the end. In the image below, you can see that I've put six of the wires into a harmonica allowing it to be used to connect to a test fixture.

I could make one myself, of course, but I'd rather buy one if it can be had at a reasonable price.

Don Kinzer
ZBasic Microcontrollers
http://www.zbasic.net