and there's some kinda weird strip on the top half where the indents should be that concerns me.
And they're $4 each
It's the top part of the connector, it is what pushes down on the top part of the ribbon cable and clips in.
QuoteAnd they're $4 eachIs that expensive to you?
Quote from: Grumpy_Mike on May 02, 2013, 06:04 amIt's the top part of the connector, it is what pushes down on the top part of the ribbon cable and clips in.All the IDC connectors I've seen have semicircular indents on that portion of the connector which wrap around the wires. That looks like it might be some kind of tape you have to peel the backing off of. Or perhaps it's just some cardboard which is there to prevent the connector from seating in place during transit? I think I got some connectors once with something like that.
[... trim ...]But for what it would have cost me for the 300' of ribbon cable and IDC connectors (the second rainbow cable was another $100 on top of that), I was able to get 375' of cable with crimp connectors on each end plus housings, so I can have the cable terminate with the proper connections instead of doing a half-assed job. I was only considering the IDC connectors because the other option would have been crimping 1600 connectors by hand myself, and aside from having no interest in doing that, I was also pressed for time.