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Topic: Best way to Breakout 1.27mm (0.50") 6 pin device (optical rotary encoder) (Read 928 times) previous topic - next topic

JoeN

OK, I sort of bit the bullet and bought one of these to play with because I am only about 67.3% satisfied with the mechanical rotary encoders that I have so far:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/EM14A0D-C24-L064S/EM14A0D-C24-L064S-ND/954403

It has a single row of .05" pitch connectors.  Not going to work on breadboard and I don't want to solder it just yet.  What would be a non-invasive way to make a connection and play with this?   I would think I could shove a female/female header (put wires in the other end) or female to ribbon cable that can be broken out like they have at Adafruit (e.g. https://www.adafruit.com/products/825).  But everything I see is for .1" pitch.  Any ideas to do the same for .05" pitch?  Any hellp would be appreciated.
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JoeN


Search on "1.27 mm connector" at digikey.



I already tried that at Digikey, Jameco, Google, Adafruit, and I think one other.

I see some things that I might be able to work out with a little bit of soldering, for example:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/LPPB061NFFN-RC/S9008E-06-ND/1786364

I would rather solder to this than my rotary encoder, or possibly alternately bend the pins and use .1 female jumpers.  I guess I will go with an order of these unless someone else has a better idea.

Any better suggestions?
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oric_dan

How many choices are there? Bend the pins and solder to the encoder directly,
or hook a connector to the encoder and solder to that.

JoeN


How many choices are there? Bend the pins and solder to the encoder directly,
or hook a connector to the encoder and solder to that.


I can think of others, especially ones that are breadboard friendly.   Like i was saying, I was hoping that there was something like the breakout cable at Adafruit but for .05" instead of .1".  That would be ideal.  

Bourns also ships the encoder with a cable, it's pictured in the datasheet (top pic) and described in the text.

http://www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/em14.pdf

Digikey doesn't stock the part number that includes the cable.  Just getting the equivalent of this cable would be ideal too.  Cable type #1 is 6" female to stripped/tinned leads (described under CABLE/CONNECTOR OPTION on page #2).
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JoeN

OK, I have it figured out.  What I really wanted was the factory cable but Digikey didn't stock it or even have it as a non-stocked part so I sort of gave up.  If Digikey doesn't have it, who does?

Well, Mouser actually does.

http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=H-190-2virtualkey65210000virtualkey652-H-190-2

So I am just going with this.  Supposedly 12" long 0.050" connector at one end and stripped leads at the other.  Thanks for the help.
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