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I am looking for connecters to connect two PCB boards together for prototyping. Can anyone recommend any models in particular.

Features I am looking for are decent price available from some where like Farnell or RS Components in Australia 3 wire mainly doesn't need speacilized tools to make the connects standard pin spacing for prototyping board Also up to 10+ connections

I have looked my self but there is hundreds of models and it's hard to work out how they make there connects

Anyone recommend any models that they use?

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I use these with standard headers for stacking boards. I buy the longer ones and cut them to size.

For wire connections between boards I use these connectors with these terminals and these housings. The crimp tool is quite cheap.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ All links are dead. Might want to include model numbers and pictures next time. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 20:27
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I use these, I had the same issue looking for PCB connectors, then I found these and they work great. Female wire connectors
I bought them from adafruit - product page

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Was after something I could make my self at what ever length \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 22:21
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I use standard 0.1" pitch headers and then I connect everything via wire-wrap. That way I can modify if I make a mistake or if I want to change it up.

I typically connect one end to the board itself and then the other to some long pinned breakaway headers. That way I can remove the connections from a development board and plug into a completely different system in seconds.

Wire Wrap Prototyping

This does require you to purchase wire-wrap wire, a decent stripping tool, and a wire wrapping tool. If you look on eBay they're dirt cheap compared to what you can get them for new from Digikey (or the like)

I wrote an article and made a video on wire wrap for prototyping on Circuit Dojo. Feel free to check it out.

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Uh, what's wrong with using bog standard 0.1" headers? There's tons of models because EVERYBODY uses them and they are a commodity product.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This is exactly why she's asking: "... but there are hundreds of models..." \$\endgroup\$
    – tyblu
    Commented Dec 21, 2010 at 14:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ I had the same issue looking for them. digikey, newark or any of the suppliers have a lot of the connectors but sorting them out and finding the correct one for you application is tough. \$\endgroup\$
    – jsolarski
    Commented Dec 23, 2010 at 11:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Leon's comment are the ones I will use \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 22:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh and I am a Male not that it matters much \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 22:22

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