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    Getting Started on JST Headers for Controller Repair

    So ive gotten a whole bunch of broken stuff over the years. Lots of controllers. Most times I can repair it but the one thing i havent had much luck on is cable replacement. For example...

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    Thats pulled from a Dualshock controller

    I dont know a whole lot about the terminology but I believe this called a 8 Pin header, right angle.

    I measured the distance between pins and its 1mm so I believe means its a 1mm pitch.

    I would like to buy crimping tool (which are pretty easy to find) and housing and pins but i cant seem to find sets of 1mm pitch connectors. its usually a bunch 2.54mm pitch sets

    I know there are a bunch of engineers here. Can somebody give some tips? I'm super confused.

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    That's a 9-pin connector. 8 wires present but one receptacle is empty. It looks like a non-disconnectable type (aka board-in), meaning that it is soldered directly to the PCB with no header and it's most probably this (or a clone tereof):

    http://www.jst-mfg.com/product/detail_e.php?series=236

    To know the pitch of an unknown connector measure the spacing across the two pins farther away from each other (in this case 1 and 9) and divide by the number of spacings (in this case 8). If the connector is what I said you should measure 16mm across pin 1 and 9 which makes it a 2mm pitch.

    This tool will be fine:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm//252542429842
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKL View Post
    That's a 9-pin connector. 8 wires present but one receptacle is empty. It looks like a non-disconnectable type (aka board-in), meaning that it is soldered directly to the PCB with no header and it's most probably this (or a clone tereof):
    oops i actually knew that it was 9 pins but i was too lost in frustration of the search. thanks for the correction.


    http://www.jst-mfg.com/product/detail_e.php?series=236

    To know the pitch of an unknown connector measure the spacing across the two pins farther away from each other (in this case 1 and 9) and divide by the number of spacings (in this case 8). If the connector is what I said you should measure 16mm across pin 1 and 9 which makes it a 2mm pitch.
    i just took a ruler with mm and lined up the pins. the lined up perfectly 1mm apart each.

    so thats not the correct way to do it then.


    This tool will be fine:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm//252542429842
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by massimiliano View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKL View Post
    That's a 9-pin connector. 8 wires present but one receptacle is empty. It looks like a non-disconnectable type (aka board-in), meaning that it is soldered directly to the PCB with no header and it's most probably this (or a clone tereof):

    http://www.jst-mfg.com/product/detail_e.php?series=236
    ok so i understand what you said about pitch and connector style, This link you gave me basically explains everything as far as the terminology goes. Now I just need to know how to find it

    i tried using the terms looking to search on a few sites like ebay and its a mess. ive tried places like mouser and digikey and those sites are a big sea of specialized parts. You have to be specific.

    Id ultimately prefer to begin making my own but im open to already populated connectors.

    If someone could provide a link, i could see a good example of how to search.

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    so this where you feed and crimp the wire

    2320482-401.jpg


    this is through pin that is soldered to the PCB?

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    this one confuses me. whats this bar for?

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    To hold the pin until you break it off and use it.

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    ok its excess from manufacturing then

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