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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Mad Scientist Jr, Jun 6, 2007.

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  1. Can anyone name a supplier that sells this? (see below for a

    Newsgroups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt, sci.electronics.misc,
    From: Rick Frazier <>
    Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 17:34:56 -1000
    Local: Wed, May 30 2007 11:34 pm
    Subject: Re: motherboard LED connectors and posts?

    I think you might be looking for something that was called "daisy
    jumper wire" way back in my wire-wrap days. It came as a spool of
    flexible, stranded insulated wire about 24 guage or so, with an
    insulated single pin socket every 5 inches or so. You just counted
    the number of jumpers you wanted to interconnect, and snip them off of
    the roll. The sockets fit over standard .025" square posts quite
    and allowed testing minor modifications without wrapping on new wires.

    They had a multitude of uses. I still have some leds and other things
    with single 5" wires attached to each leg (each with it's own socket
    the end).

    I haven't even looked for this stuff for years, and know I hava a half
    roll tucked away in a box somewhere. If I could only find it I'd at
    least have a part number and manufacturer to provide. I'll see if I
    dig it out sometime in the next couple of days...

    Good Luck

    Newsgroups: alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt, sci.electronics.misc,
    From: Mad Scientist Jr <>
    Date: 30 May 2007 14:33:30 -0700
    Local: Wed, May 30 2007 5:33 pm
    Subject: Re: motherboard LED connectors and posts?

    Thanks to everyone for your replies.
    That should be a big help - I just needed some keywords: header,
    socket, board mount, IDC.
    This helps...
    This would be a way to make certain components (such as pots &
    trimmers, 1/4" phono jacks, switches, or other sub-circuits) "plug and
    play" for various prototypes + experiments. The motherboard size
    headers are small enough where the leads match the components I'm
    using and the pins on a motherboard that LEDs plug into are just the
    right size to plug into a solderless breadboard, but are more durable
    than the regular breadboard jumper wires.
    Thanks again
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