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Old 18-02-2018, 11:40 PM   #11
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I don't recall seeing 25 way cased ones though only the open version, but that doesnt mean they are not available!
I have bought the 25pin versions to make fly leads, but to be honest, soldering my own worked out easier and cheaper.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DB25-D-SU...UAAOSwPkBaWIAB

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Old 19-02-2018, 09:41 AM   #12
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Thanks for the link.. I though the 25 ways with cases might be sold, but I hadn't until this morning actually seen them, only the 25 way open break out boards.
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Old 20-02-2018, 06:03 PM   #13
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Do you know what I like about our hobby and this forum? It doesn't matter how simple or complex your question, at least half a dozen people (who you don't know and have ever met) will sit down and take the time out of their busy lives to pass on their knowledge and experience. Thank you all so much especially Suzie and FB. A new 0.5mm soldering iron bit arrived today for my Antex XS 25W iron so I will have a go at the weekend. If I'm happy with the results, I'll post a photo!

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Old 25-02-2018, 09:11 AM   #14
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To make soldering easier I use male Dupont leads and solder the pin into the solder cup of the socket. Push the male pin into place and it will hold itself in place while soldering takes place. Also while soldering plug the socket into a plug and it acts as a heat shut.
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Old 25-02-2018, 03:27 PM   #15
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For low current applications the Dupont pin and lead may be OK, but they are not suitable where higher currents are needed, such as solenoid motor feeds.
AFAIK Dupont leads are usually 26AWG wire which is thinner than 7/0.2mm equipment wire.
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Thanks all once again for your advice. The soldering went well, at least I think it did!

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Old 28-02-2018, 07:01 PM   #17
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Neat and tidy. I presume you will solder wires to those spare pins? They may come in handy later on, even if you don’t need them right now.
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They look good. Just wiggle the wires about a bit and give them a good tug - if they stay put the joint is good.

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Yes Suzie they have been well and truly tugged! Steve, I was going to leave the other pins blank but now you have mentioned it, it would make sense to solder the rest while I have the chance.
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Yes Suzie they have been well and truly tugged! Steve, I was going to leave the other pins blank but now you have mentioned it, it would make sense to solder the rest while I have the chance.
I sometimes wish I would listen to my own advice - I found out the hard way when my layout grew and I hadn't used connectors with enough pins.
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