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IDC dip plug pins >:(

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by name1, Aug 30, 2013.

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  1. name1

    name1 Guest

    Anyone know why IDC dip plugs have their pins staggered opposite of what
    standard dual row IDC connectors use? Argghhhhhh! I assumed it was

    In other words on a dip plug red wire one goes to pin 2, and wire two goes
    to pin 1...
  2. name1

    name1 Guest

    Oops I meant red wire one ends up going to far side/highest pin, and wire
    two goes to pin 1. Talking about plain ol ribbon cable here.
    Ok, yes. I assumed IDC is canonical, just because ribbon cables always have
    that first red wire that goes to upper left. Never used JST.
  3. john

    john Guest

    Anyway I flipped my idc header upside down to the bottom of the board. Now
    pins match up.
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