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Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

John E. Beech
 

Tnx fer the update Bob,
It prompted me to look at their solar charge controllers. I bought some cheapo Chinese
ones ( all that came up in a search at the time) Two have failed; the third is still in its box until I re-mount the
panels on the roof. I'm wondering if it is worth the bother & should I try to order one from Dick Smith.

de John G8SEQ

-------Original Message-------
From: Bob Lockley VK6KW <rlockley@bigpond.net.au>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only
Sent: Feb 05 '21 03:09

Hi John & Doug,
Mention of Dick Smith prompted me to check out their on-line presence ... here is a sample
https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/shop/?q=wire+connectors

Disclaimer: I have no connection, not even as a customer since the doors closed.

FWIW,
73,
Bob.

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of John E. Beech
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 10:43 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

G'dday Doug,
                     I've bought stuff from Dick Smith in the past when I've been in Oz, but I've got a feeling they no
longer
exist. They were useful for buying all sorts of connectors & things including rechargeable batteries to power my
FT-817 -
easier to do that than face awkward questions in Dubai. If they were confiscated on the way back it was no
great loss.
          Having said that I did manage to buy some really good batts. for my camera in a battery specialists shop in
Albury
last time I was there.

de John G8SEQ ( recip. was VK3 XYD)

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com>
>  To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
>  Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only
>  Sent: Feb 04 '21 12:08
>
>  G'dday John.
>
>  I purchased relatively small numbers of three different sizes of these
>  'connectors' from Digi-Key, a total quantity (including some other items
>  as well) which allowed for 'free' shipping of the order.  Shipping can
>  be an expensive add-on....
>
>  The 'socket' size which takes 0.7 mm wire were around AUD $0.50 each;
>  the size which takes 1.0 mm wire were around AUD 0.75 each; and the size
>  which takes 2.0 mm wire were just under AUD 1.00 each.  I'm sure that if
>  I was purchasing 100s and 1000s of them, the prices would be
>  considerably less, but my needs are modest.
>
>  And I don't presently have any old 'junque' which has similar sockets
>  and, even if I did, there would always be the probability that it/they
>  is/are not the right size for my current project's needs.
>
>  Cheers and 73,
>
>  --Doug, '4OE.
>
>  On 04/02/2021 7:49 pm, John E. Beech wrote:
>  > Hi Doug,
>  >               What sort of cost are we talking about? I was thinking if only a few were required, then they
could be
>  > gleaned from an old bread board like S-dec especially if you have a damaged one lying around.
>  >
>  > de John G8SEQ
>
>
>
>
>
>












Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

Dave Brown
 

Name has been taken up by another outfit. Online only and nothing like the original range of product. The name behind the store front is Kogan they trade online under that name as well.
Jaycar is the name of the equivalent business to the old DSE down this end of the orb.
ZL3FJ

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Lockley VK6KW
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 16:10
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

Hi John & Doug,
Mention of Dick Smith prompted me to check out their on-line presence ... here is a sample https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/shop/?q=wire+connectors

Disclaimer: I have no connection, not even as a customer since the doors closed.

FWIW,
73,
Bob.

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of John E. Beech
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 10:43 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

G'dday Doug,
I've bought stuff from Dick Smith in the past when I've been in Oz, but I've got a feeling they no longer exist. They were useful for buying all sorts of connectors & things including rechargeable batteries to power my FT-817 - easier to do that than face awkward questions in Dubai. If they were confiscated on the way back it was no great loss.
Having said that I did manage to buy some really good batts. for my camera in a battery specialists shop in Albury last time I was there.

de John G8SEQ ( recip. was VK3 XYD)

-------Original Message-------
From: DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended
for clasping and releasing one wire only
Sent: Feb 04 '21 12:08

G'dday John.

I purchased relatively small numbers of three different sizes of
these 'connectors' from Digi-Key, a total quantity (including some
other items as well) which allowed for 'free' shipping of the order.
Shipping can be an expensive add-on....

The 'socket' size which takes 0.7 mm wire were around AUD $0.50 each;
the size which takes 1.0 mm wire were around AUD 0.75 each; and the
size which takes 2.0 mm wire were just under AUD 1.00 each. I'm sure
that if I was purchasing 100s and 1000s of them, the prices would be
considerably less, but my needs are modest.

And I don't presently have any old 'junque' which has similar sockets
and, even if I did, there would always be the probability that it/they
is/are not the right size for my current project's needs.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug, '4OE.

On 04/02/2021 7:49 pm, John E. Beech wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> What sort of cost are we talking about? I was thinking if only a few were required, then they could be
> gleaned from an old bread board like S-dec especially if you have a damaged one lying around.
>
> de John G8SEQ






Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

Bob Lockley VK6KW
 

Hi John & Doug,
Mention of Dick Smith prompted me to check out their on-line presence ... here is a sample https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/shop/?q=wire+connectors

Disclaimer: I have no connection, not even as a customer since the doors closed.

FWIW,
73,
Bob.

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of John E. Beech
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 10:43 PM
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

G'dday Doug,
I've bought stuff from Dick Smith in the past when I've been in Oz, but I've got a feeling they no longer
exist. They were useful for buying all sorts of connectors & things including rechargeable batteries to power my FT-817 -
easier to do that than face awkward questions in Dubai. If they were confiscated on the way back it was no great loss.
Having said that I did manage to buy some really good batts. for my camera in a battery specialists shop in Albury
last time I was there.

de John G8SEQ ( recip. was VK3 XYD)

-------Original Message-------
From: DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only
Sent: Feb 04 '21 12:08

G'dday John.

I purchased relatively small numbers of three different sizes of these
'connectors' from Digi-Key, a total quantity (including some other items
as well) which allowed for 'free' shipping of the order. Shipping can
be an expensive add-on....

The 'socket' size which takes 0.7 mm wire were around AUD $0.50 each;
the size which takes 1.0 mm wire were around AUD 0.75 each; and the size
which takes 2.0 mm wire were just under AUD 1.00 each. I'm sure that if
I was purchasing 100s and 1000s of them, the prices would be
considerably less, but my needs are modest.

And I don't presently have any old 'junque' which has similar sockets
and, even if I did, there would always be the probability that it/they
is/are not the right size for my current project's needs.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug, '4OE.

On 04/02/2021 7:49 pm, John E. Beech wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> What sort of cost are we talking about? I was thinking if only a few were required, then they could be
> gleaned from an old bread board like S-dec especially if you have a damaged one lying around.
>
> de John G8SEQ






6cm

Colin Ranson
 

Good day to all fellow uW’ers

 

Just a quickie for the intelligentsia,   I have a 5.7GHz RX converter that was obtained at a Round Table from the SBRS.  It was originally made by MACOM and the strip line filter is etched on the PCB as 5.4 – 5.9GHz. It was labelled as having 1296MHz IF.  This is impractical for me but if I use a 432MHz IF can I get away with using a very tight filter with a mast head LNA to eliminate images ? I have a matching TX converter which will be easy to get going.

 

Best regards to all

 

Colin de G8LBS.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

John E. Beech
 

G'dday Doug,
I've bought stuff from Dick Smith in the past when I've been in Oz, but I've got a feeling they no longer
exist. They were useful for buying all sorts of connectors & things including rechargeable batteries to power my FT-817 -
easier to do that than face awkward questions in Dubai. If they were confiscated on the way back it was no great loss.
Having said that I did manage to buy some really good batts. for my camera in a battery specialists shop in Albury
last time I was there.

de John G8SEQ ( recip. was VK3 XYD)

-------Original Message-------
From: DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only
Sent: Feb 04 '21 12:08

G'dday John.

I purchased relatively small numbers of three different sizes of these
'connectors' from Digi-Key, a total quantity (including some other items
as well) which allowed for 'free' shipping of the order.  Shipping can
be an expensive add-on....

The 'socket' size which takes 0.7 mm wire were around AUD $0.50 each;
the size which takes 1.0 mm wire were around AUD 0.75 each; and the size
which takes 2.0 mm wire were just under AUD 1.00 each.  I'm sure that if
I was purchasing 100s and 1000s of them, the prices would be
considerably less, but my needs are modest.

And I don't presently have any old 'junque' which has similar sockets
and, even if I did, there would always be the probability that it/they
is/are not the right size for my current project's needs.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug, '4OE.

On 04/02/2021 7:49 pm, John E. Beech wrote:
> Hi Doug,
>               What sort of cost are we talking about? I was thinking if only a few were required, then they could be
> gleaned from an old bread board like S-dec especially if you have a damaged one lying around.
>
> de John G8SEQ






Re: Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

geoffrey pike
 

HI Dave,
Well there is no need for two of us to do this so Paul can
cheers
Geoff

On Thursday, 4 February 2021, 10:33:21 GMT, Dave via groups.io <davidnewman55@...> wrote:


Hello Geoff,
That would be great if you could do that as I want to use many of the parts on the 100mhz OCXO version and I need to know what I’ve got. 
73
Dave G4GLT. 


On 4 Feb 2021, at 10:30, geoffrey pike via groups.io <gi0gdp@...> wrote:


Hi Dave,
Not sure if you have had a reply but i can scan what you need later today
cheers
Geoff
GI0GDP

On Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 22:59:08 GMT, Dave via groups.io <davidnewman55@...> wrote:


Hello,
Does anyone have the circuit diagram/component list for G8ACE’s 10mhz OCXO ?
73
Dave G4GLT.






Re: Hermes Lite 2 as microwave IF

G0FCU
 

And my (non-radio related) parcel from Germany via UPS is still at Nurnburg where it has sat all week although UPS have told me they are expecting to deliver it tomorrow. It's not impossible they will but I somehow doubt it.


On Thu, 4 Feb 2021, 10:47 Andy G4JNT, <andy.g4jnt@...> wrote:
And on related-related news
Been notified that at least two of the three audio beacon keyer boards sent to Australia arrived within 2 - 3 weeks of sending
RM 1st class large letter

AND a RM van is just drawing-up...

I now has big power supply



Virus-free. www.avg.com

On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 10:36, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
My Hermes Lite 2 just arrived via Fedex from Makerfabs Shenzhen in four
working days.  In related news, the parts I sent to Germany on 19th Jan
are still stuck in limbo in a UPS warehouse somewhere. I can't get any
of the reliable carriers to accept consignments for Australia at any
price, and I've had three failed carrier collections for antenna feeds
and heatspreaders to UK destinations this week.

Marvellous.

Neil G4DBN







Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

DougF VK4OE
 

G'dday John.

I purchased relatively small numbers of three different sizes of these 'connectors' from Digi-Key, a total quantity (including some other items as well) which allowed for 'free' shipping of the order.  Shipping can be an expensive add-on....

The 'socket' size which takes 0.7 mm wire were around AUD $0.50 each; the size which takes 1.0 mm wire were around AUD 0.75 each; and the size which takes 2.0 mm wire were just under AUD 1.00 each.  I'm sure that if I was purchasing 100s and 1000s of them, the prices would be considerably less, but my needs are modest.

And I don't presently have any old 'junque' which has similar sockets and, even if I did, there would always be the probability that it/they is/are not the right size for my current project's needs.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug, '4OE.

On 04/02/2021 7:49 pm, John E. Beech wrote:
Hi Doug,
What sort of cost are we talking about? I was thinking if only a few were required, then they could be
gleaned from an old bread board like S-dec especially if you have a damaged one lying around.

de John G8SEQ


Re: Eltek Flatpack2 PSU tracking numbers sent

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

Safely arrived, thank you!

On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 16:12, Alan Melia via groups.io <Alan.Melia=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes indeed before Christmas I was issued a tracking number which it did not admit to being valid until the parcel was well on its way .....at the local office I believe. There are times buying postage labels were the system seems overloaded and very slow......I guess one of their peak periods. Delivery man just seems to get on with it it......more reliable than the s/w :-))
 
Alan
G3NYK
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy G4JNT
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Eltek Flatpack2 PSU tracking numbers sent

Has anyone checked their tracking number?   Mine is reporting not recognised

ISTR this has happened before, RM tracking not recognised, then the delivery turned up while I was staring at RM website, pondering why the no. didn't exist.



Virus-free. www.avg.com

On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 at 16:57, Dave Cawley G4IUG <help@...> wrote:

I believe everyone who has ordered one,  has had an email this afternoon
with a tracking number.  If not please contact me.

73  Dave  G4IUG  Ex G8EAO










--
Robin Szemeti - G1YFG


Re: Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

Dave
 

Thanks very much Paul.

On 4 Feb 2021, at 11:11, Paul Entwistle via groups.io <g8afc=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello Dave
I have the circuit and construction notes for Johns OCXO, I will scan and mail it to you direct.

73 de Paul G8AFC

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave via groups.io
Sent: 03 February 2021 22:59
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

Hello,
Does anyone have the circuit diagram/component list for G8ACE’s 10mhz OCXO ?
73
Dave G4GLT.










Re: Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

Paul Entwistle
 

Hello Dave
I have the circuit and construction notes for Johns OCXO, I will scan and mail it to you direct.

73 de Paul G8AFC

-----Original Message-----
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave via groups.io
Sent: 03 February 2021 22:59
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

Hello,
Does anyone have the circuit diagram/component list for G8ACE’s 10mhz OCXO ?
73
Dave G4GLT.


Re: Hermes Lite 2 as microwave IF

Andy G4JNT
 

And on related-related news
Been notified that at least two of the three audio beacon keyer boards sent to Australia arrived within 2 - 3 weeks of sending
RM 1st class large letter

AND a RM van is just drawing-up...

I now has big power supply



Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 10:36, Neil Smith G4DBN <neil@...> wrote:
My Hermes Lite 2 just arrived via Fedex from Makerfabs Shenzhen in four
working days.  In related news, the parts I sent to Germany on 19th Jan
are still stuck in limbo in a UPS warehouse somewhere. I can't get any
of the reliable carriers to accept consignments for Australia at any
price, and I've had three failed carrier collections for antenna feeds
and heatspreaders to UK destinations this week.

Marvellous.

Neil G4DBN







Re: Hermes Lite 2 as microwave IF

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

My Hermes Lite 2 just arrived via Fedex from Makerfabs Shenzhen in four working days.  In related news, the parts I sent to Germany on 19th Jan are still stuck in limbo in a UPS warehouse somewhere. I can't get any of the reliable carriers to accept consignments for Australia at any price, and I've had three failed carrier collections for antenna feeds and heatspreaders to UK destinations this week.

Marvellous.

Neil G4DBN


Re: Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

Dave
 

Hello Geoff,
That would be great if you could do that as I want to use many of the parts on the 100mhz OCXO version and I need to know what I’ve got. 
73
Dave G4GLT. 


On 4 Feb 2021, at 10:30, geoffrey pike via groups.io <gi0gdp@...> wrote:


Hi Dave,
Not sure if you have had a reply but i can scan what you need later today
cheers
Geoff
GI0GDP

On Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 22:59:08 GMT, Dave via groups.io <davidnewman55@...> wrote:


Hello,
Does anyone have the circuit diagram/component list for G8ACE’s 10mhz OCXO ?
73
Dave G4GLT.






Re: Re info G8ACE 10mhz OCXO

geoffrey pike
 

Hi Dave,
Not sure if you have had a reply but i can scan what you need later today
cheers
Geoff
GI0GDP

On Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 22:59:08 GMT, Dave via groups.io <davidnewman55@...> wrote:


Hello,
Does anyone have the circuit diagram/component list for G8ACE’s 10mhz OCXO ?
73
Dave G4GLT.






Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

Michael Scott
 

Hi All

I have a lot of skelleton turned pin IC sockets which can be dismantled from the holder without the need to sacrifice plastic IC sockets. If anyone wants any, let me know.

73, Mike, G3LYP.

On 04/02/2021 09:44, Colin G4EML wrote:
As someone else suggested, a cheaper route would be to buy turned pin IC sockets such as RS part number 813-115 and extract the individual pins. By cutting off the pin and mounting through the board these can be fitted in the same way as Harwin sockets.



On 4 Feb 2021, at 05:41, DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com> wrote:

Greetings to all readers again, and thanks to those folk who have pointed me in at least one good direction on this subject.

Attached are two mechanical diagrams of two versions of the Harwin company's "1-way straight through-hole PCB connector contact" as found on RS Components' and Element 14/Farnell's web pages.

From those drawings it is apparent that one species is intended for a wire diameter of approximately 0.5 mm whilst the recommended wire diameter for the other one is approximately 1.0 mm.
To complicate my situation, the measured diameter of the pins on some OCXOs which I have and which have caused me to go searching in the first place, is 0.7 mm, right in between the recommended wire diameters of these two Harwin products. I am guessing and hoping that the ''3163' connector intended for a wire of 1.0 mm diameter will not leave a 0.7 mm diameter floating around in mid-air.....the inserted wire should still be in contact, but not as firmly clasped as a 1.0 mm diameter wire would be. Any comments about that?

The down-side of selecting this '3163' version is that RS Components' minimum order size is 100 units....whereas the smaller '3153' is a little over half the cost and the minimum order is only 25 units. In this respect, Digi-Key do better deals than RS or Element-14/Farnell.

Thanks for your further consideration of this issue.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug Friend, VK4OE.






<H3153.pdf>
<H3163.pdf>




Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

DougF VK4OE
 

Thanks for that suggestion, Colin.

I think that those 'pins' in machined IC sockets are specifically designed for clasping 'wires' (IC pins) that are considerably smaller than what I'm looking at and thus would not be a good proposition.

I am happy that  I have now sought out and ordered 'sockets' designed for my immediate needs.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug, '4OE.

On 04/02/2021 7:44 pm, Colin G4EML wrote:
As someone else suggested, a cheaper route would be to buy turned pin IC sockets such as RS part number 813-115 and extract the individual pins. By cutting off the pin and mounting through the board these can be fitted in the same way as Harwin sockets.


Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

John E. Beech
 

Hi Doug,
What sort of cost are we talking about? I was thinking if only a few were required, then they could be
gleaned from an old bread board like S-dec especially if you have a damaged one lying around.

de John G8SEQ

-------Original Message-------
From: DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only
Sent: Feb 04 '21 05:41

Greetings to all readers again, and thanks to those folk who have
pointed me in at least one good direction on this subject.

Attached are two mechanical diagrams of two versions of the Harwin
company's "1-way straight through-hole PCB connector contact" as found
on RS Components' and Element 14/Farnell's web pages.

From those drawings it is apparent that one species is intended for a
wire diameter of approximately 0.5 mm whilst the recommended wire
diameter for the other one is approximately 1.0 mm.

To complicate my situation, the measured diameter of the pins on some
OCXOs which I have and which have caused me to go searching in the first
place, is 0.7 mm, right in between the recommended wire diameters of
these two Harwin products.  I am guessing and hoping that the ''3163'
connector intended for a wire of 1.0 mm diameter will not leave a 0.7 mm
diameter floating around in mid-air.....the inserted wire should still
be in contact, but not as firmly clasped as a 1.0 mm diameter wire would
be.  Any comments about that?

The down-side of selecting this '3163' version is that RS Components'
minimum order size is 100 units....whereas the smaller '3153' is a
little over half the cost and the minimum order is only 25 units.  In
this respect, Digi-Key do better deals than RS or Element-14/Farnell.

Thanks for your further consideration of this issue.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug Friend, VK4OE.







Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

Colin G4EML
 

As someone else suggested, a cheaper route would be to buy turned pin IC sockets such as RS part number 813-115 and extract the individual pins. By cutting off the pin and mounting through the board these can be fitted in the same way as Harwin sockets.

On 4 Feb 2021, at 05:41, DougF VK4OE <uwaves@bigpond.com> wrote:

Greetings to all readers again, and thanks to those folk who have pointed me in at least one good direction on this subject.

Attached are two mechanical diagrams of two versions of the Harwin company's "1-way straight through-hole PCB connector contact" as found on RS Components' and Element 14/Farnell's web pages.

From those drawings it is apparent that one species is intended for a wire diameter of approximately 0.5 mm whilst the recommended wire diameter for the other one is approximately 1.0 mm.

To complicate my situation, the measured diameter of the pins on some OCXOs which I have and which have caused me to go searching in the first place, is 0.7 mm, right in between the recommended wire diameters of these two Harwin products. I am guessing and hoping that the ''3163' connector intended for a wire of 1.0 mm diameter will not leave a 0.7 mm diameter floating around in mid-air.....the inserted wire should still be in contact, but not as firmly clasped as a 1.0 mm diameter wire would be. Any comments about that?

The down-side of selecting this '3163' version is that RS Components' minimum order size is 100 units....whereas the smaller '3153' is a little over half the cost and the minimum order is only 25 units. In this respect, Digi-Key do better deals than RS or Element-14/Farnell.

Thanks for your further consideration of this issue.

Cheers and 73,

--Doug Friend, VK4OE.






<H3153.pdf>
<H3163.pdf>


Re: Sockets for soldering into PCB, intended for clasping and releasing one wire only

Ian White
 

On 04/02/2021 05:41, DougF VK4OE wrote:
I am guessing and hoping that the ''3163' connector intended for a wire of 1.0 mm diameter will not leave a 0.7 mm diameter floating around in mid-air.....the inserted wire should still be in contact, but not as firmly clasped as a 1.0 mm diameter wire would be.  Any comments about that?

Amateur assembly tolerances will usually ensure that an undersize pin is sufficiently off-centre to make contact. (Obviously not reliable for long-term use, but usually OK for something like a component test jig.)

73 from Ian GM3SEK

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