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  1. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    I tried to find those ancient solderable terminal strips as seen on
    http://www.meci.com/index.php/cPath/67
    Has anybody found this at Digikey?

    But while looking, I found prototyping with turrets and turret boards.
    http://www.keyelco.com/pdfs/p100.pdf
    Listed on digikey's site but no stock so I guess it sucks.
    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Criteria?Ref=9698&Site=CA&Cat=34210983
    (If Digi doesn't have it...you don't need it .. :) )
    Anybody here put turrets to use and is it a good prototyping method?

    I've done dead bug, 3D matrix, vero, adhesive copper tape, wirewound
    and terminal strip. But haven't done turret.
    D from BC
     
  2. Lionel

    Lionel Guest

    Wow, that's a /really/ old system (notice the weird pin-spacing?). I
    haven't seen those around since the days of tag strips. I'd be amazed
    if you can find any place that still stocks it.
    You could do something similar these days by using break-off
    pin-header strips in that 0.1" perfboard + solder pads style
    protoyping board. If 0.1" spacing is too tight, just pull every second
    pin before soldering.
     
  3. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    The only way to go for tubes (terminal strips, that is). As such, they are
    plentiful at such sites as www.tubesandmore.com, although I don't know how
    they are priced (I haven't had to buy any yet ;).

    Tim
     
  4. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest


    If it must be obtainable from Digikey then I suppose it depends on
    what you are happy with for your needs. For example, according to
    their stock list they have

    500 of
    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?Ref=29591&Row=308881&Site=CA

    500 of
    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?Ref=27769&Row=309494&Site=CA

    100 of
    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?Ref=30284&Row=309336&Site=CA

    100 off
    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?Ref=29191&Row=308861&Site=CA

    300 of
    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail?Ref=30708&Row=307628&Site=CA

    You can see what each looks like here
    http://www.keyelco.com/pdfs/M55p133.pdf
     
  5. Greg Neff

    Greg Neff Guest

    Download the Cinch catalog from here:

    http://www.cinch.com/view_brochure.cinch?brochure_id=59

    Go to page 2-35.

    Click on the yellow 'Check Distributor [lack of] Stock' link on the
    Cinch site to find out what is where.

    ================================

    Greg Neff
    VP Engineering
    *Microsym* Computers Inc.
     
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I've used individual terminals:
    (mind the wrap)
    http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=1598-2virtualkey53400000virtualkey534-1598-2
    They make handly test points and off-board solder thingies, but never for
    prototyping on top of the breadboard itself - I just use the proto-board,
    and when I'm ready to melt metal, I use something like a pad-per-hole
    perfboard, preferably with a ground plane (actually, a grid) on top, and
    just wire point-to-point, with, like I said, turret terminals as handy
    little off-board tie points.

    But unless you have the little anvil and special little punch, they're
    kind of a PITA to install properly. lessee...

    Ah. Staking tools: http://www.keyelco.com/pdfs/p80.pdf

    Have Fun!
    Rich
     

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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  8. Guest

    I got some at Halted Specialties.
    http://www.halted.com
    They have their place. In my situation, I was putting together a
    passive filter network for DC power isolation. For a handful of large
    components, those strips are OK.

    I'm guessing wirewound is wirewrap in Canada. ;-)

    Dead bug really only works well with DIPs. For surface mount, the
    spacing is plain nuts. What sucks is those surf boards often cost more
    than the chips.
     
  9. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    oops
    I meant wirewrap.
    Not wirewound like resistors..

    I saw a old tv completely constructed with those solderable terminal
    strips.
    I'm going to check the local electronics surplus (&junk) store...
    D from BC
     
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