I have the following 6 pin headers exposed which is attached to a cable. I was wondering if there was a solution to protect the pins using a cap system like a usb stick cap. Since this will be going in my bag, I dont want to have it break/bend during travel.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ What does the manufacturer have to say? \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt Young
    Mar 26 '15 at 17:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ its a custom connector i made. the real one i made is this: phonerepair.us/sites/default/files/styles/xlarge_750x750/public/… \$\endgroup\$ Mar 26 '15 at 18:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why not use a USB stick cap like you mention? If the size is right, it could just stay on with friction, or if you need to you could probably figure something out with velcro tape. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Mar 26 '15 at 18:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ If I was that concerned, I would find a small Pelican case for the cable and its associated equipment. \$\endgroup\$
    – Matt Young
    Mar 26 '15 at 18:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ FWIW, I sometimes wrap such things in either wide diameter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat-shrink_tubing or just loosely surround them with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-Tack - as far as my experience goes, both work wonders in preventing damage; YMMV. \$\endgroup\$
    – user20088
    Nov 22 '16 at 18:05

I would just shove it in a protective box like this one:

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It's inherently fragile. If you've got access to 3D parametric modelling software and a 3D printer or are willing to fiddle with castable polyurethane and modelling clay you could make a more professional looking cap, but that seems like a lot of effort unless you're planning on making lots of them.


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