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dsub parts, where to get them?
Old 8th May 2006
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dsub parts, where to get them?

Hello

I'm in the middle of rewiring my room and need to find a good source for dsub connectors and pins, I'm going to try and roll my own with the help of a friend. Anybody know of a good crimper that's reasonably priced?

Thank You
Old 9th May 2006
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dsub parts and tools

Digi-Key.com 1-800-dig-ikey. They ship today.
Mouser also good.

No such thing as a cheap AND good D-sub crimping tool. Expect to pay $100 +/-$30 for new.

I was stunned to win a box of DB15 and DB25 connectors and an AMP tool for $35 on e-bay. That's 90% off new retail. Look hard and long, and there are deals.

Karl

Edit: Crimp solid-core wire, solder stranded. My WW connections are with solid wire, so punch/crimp is good. Don't crimp dsub with solder cup, and the other way.
Old 9th May 2006
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I always solder D-Subs. Any reason you need to crimp them?
Old 9th May 2006
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I always solder D-Subs. Any reason you need to crimp them?
The cables I have now are crimped and we've been able to move the pins around and haven't had a problem but your probably right that soldering is better.
Old 9th May 2006
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I think redco.com has all that stuff.--CK
Old 9th May 2006
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Once upon a decade, when I was having to deal with "serial" computer hookups, I used the crimp-and-poke dsubs for two reasons.

One was so that I wouldn't have to mess with a soldering iron in someone's office as I terminated a newly-pulled CRT cable.

Two was so I could play with the "handshaking" pins for dfegad serial line printers.

Otherwise, I solder! Of course, nowadays I need an illuminated magnifier!

Bri
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