mfarver at mindbent.org
Sun Mar 20 22:16:06 GMT 2011
On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Joseph Kroesche <joe at kroesche.org> wrote:
> I'd like to thank everyone for the replies about connectors. I looked at mouser for the Apex 150 but they seem to have a long lead time. They have other Apex connectors that are available, but I had a hard
Apex 150 is a stock item for them, I've only occasionally had lead time issues
150 though is a high density connector.. Mouser stocks them in
10,14,16 and 24 pin versions in black and grey. (Black and grey are
keyed differently, both sides must be the same color to mate.) I
always recommend getting the ones with CPA (connector position
assurance, the red locking tab on the outside)
Looks like the 10pin grey and 16 pin both grey and black are currently
backordered but all the other sizes are in stock.
Pins are available in tin and gold plated, in 16-14awg, 16-18awg and
20-22awg sizes. Since the Apex is a clone of the molex pins the $25
Molex rollover crimpers from Fry's work great.
> I also stumbled across the weatherpack connectors about the same time as I received Brian's note. I am partial to these because it appears to me, similar to the anderson connectors, it is pretty clear which parts you need to pick to build up your connector and they have nice clear pictures on the web site. So I think I will order some of these as well and take a look.
I found weatherpack difficult to get a good solid crimp on, and
difficult to assemble. They are higher current but low density. The
Delphi connectors were ever worse, had a lot of troubles with
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