(Topic ID: 81974)

header pins question

By miltonian

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

I got a repining kit for the lamp driver board on my paragon but it didn't include the male header pins just the female connecters and the crimp terminals. So my question is can i cut down a 40 pin male to a different size like 28? It would be cheaper to buy the 40 pins and cut them to the sizes i need.
Also is there any difference between the brown female connecters and the white ones, can they be interchanged?
Thanks for any replies.

#2 7 years ago

I always buy the long ones and cut to the size I need. Touch up with a file to make them pretty.

LTG : )™

#3 7 years ago

Yes the brown and white can be interchanged and unless your old female connector is burned, it can simply be reused. Press a small screwdriver into the side to depress the holding pin and pull it out,

#4 7 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I always buy the long ones and cut to the size I need. Touch up with a file to make them pretty.
LTG : )™

I agree. I always buy the longs and cut to what I need. You can even use two short pieces to make up a long one in a pinch.

#5 7 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Yes the brown and white can be interchanged and unless your old female connector is burned, it can simply be reused. Press a small screwdriver into the side to depress the holding pin and pull it out,

I woulda been $ ahead if I just bought a bunch of crimp terminals. Oh well, now I know.

#6 7 years ago
Quoted from miltonian:

I woulda been $ ahead if I just bought a bunch of crimp terminals. Oh well, now I know.

It's always nice to have spare connectors.

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