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Can an FFC cable be fold to make a 90° angle?

I'm talking about a standard flexible FFC cable, like this one as example. I need to make a planar 90 degrees angle: the connectors are on the same PCB but rotated of a right angle. I tried with a ...
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How hard is it to DIY soldering (reflow smt) a image sensor\silicon die to FFC cable?

I have a need of a rapid prototype of a image sensor and rolling my own image sensor die. For example, what if I wanted to mount an AR0130cs sensor to an FFC? I don't care about dust or contamination, ...
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Finding the correct FFC Cable (flexible flat cable)

I have this device which has 2 PCBs, they are connected to each other using this slot, i've counted the pins and the number is 70, i want to have the board connected to each other using a cable ...
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Help needed identifying this 180 degree bottom insertion ffc connector and how to release the cable

I could not see any hinge or flap or other release mechanism. The connector seems like it is one piece of plastic with no obvious seams although in some images I think tooling marks look a bit like ...
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FFC connector with solder terminals on cable entry side

Are there any FFC connectors that have all solder pins on the same side as the FFC slot (i.e. where the FFC cable is inserted). I know in most situations / designs this wouldn't make any sense, but I ...
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Custom FFC Cable Design

How do I design a custom FFC cable on Eagle? Company wants them made in-house but I am not sure how to go about designing them or where to start
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FPC connector name

I am trying to make microscope from my old Xiaomi Note 10. I made kiosk mode android app. But to make it really convenient I have to move camera away from screen. So I am exploring options to make ...
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FFC Connector and PCB

I’m very very new to this and just wanted to ask can PCB distortion be caused by a loose Flat flex cable in the connector? Just trying to have a better idea if that’s possible.
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Need help identifying FFC connector

I broke the latch of a 16-pin, 0.5 mm pitched FFC connector on my Kinesis Advantage360 Pro keyboard and I want to find a suitable latch replacement. Could any one identify the exact connector in the ...
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10-contact FPC socket has 12 PCB terminals

I have to place an FPC socket on my PCB. I selected 0.5 pitch and 10 contacts connector. Everyone has 12 PCB terminals instead of 10. I am confused, what are those two extra pins for?
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What schematic symbol is used for a flex cable?

Generally asking, but primarily for KiCad, what is the schematic symbol typically used for FPC/FFC/flex cables? That is to say, the flat end which is sometimes stiffened and does not have a connector ...
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Can I drive LEDs through an FFC cable with only one ground wire?

I am working on a redesign of a device which currently works as is, and passed the EMC certification. I have a question about the modification I am planning to integrate. Here is the setup : on board #...
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How to connect this flat flex cable (FFC) to this connector?

Should I somehow open this clip? Can't understand what is a correct way to put the cable inside.
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Confirm FFC pinout for forward and reverse direction

The first timer is using FFC so I would like to know about the pinout of the FFC forward and reverse cable. Below is an image from eBay showing both types; I have annotated pin1. Is my understanding ...
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Designing a custom FFC in Eagle

I am designing a custom FFC in Eagle, and am not sure how to convey the necessary information in the gerbers. It needs to be custom because it is an irregular shape, but the actual connections are not ...
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How to open this FFC/FPC connector?

I am working on an old minidisc player (Sony MZ-E900) and the motor is connected via this FFC/FPC cable. I have downloaded service manual for this model and for this flexbile connector there is only ...
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Using a straight end FPC connector for a tapered end FPC

I am new to working with FFC/FPC, and had a question about the different types of ends for these cables. I have a piezomotor that connects via a 1mm pitch tapered end FPC. I need to connect this to a ...
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FFC USB Board Design

I'm working on two little pcbs to emulate a USB-C usb A cable by FFC. In the future I would like this designs on other PCB avoiding USB wires and connectors. For this, I want to test it with the next ...
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reading specification sheet of a cable

I'm having trouble reading the following specification sheet: https://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/ps/PS-15166-001-001.pdf if it doesn't work, I just pressed the datasheet button in this product: https://...
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Flexible flat cable formerly connected to vibration motor got torn off, does anyone know how I could go about fixing this?

Here are some images to show you what I'm dealing with: From what I can see, the cable used to be glued onto the motor, with solder on the top. I'm not very experienced with such repairs, to attempt ...
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How to design FFC's/FPC's Even/Odd pattern in Altium

I want to design the even/odd pattern of FFC (flexible flat cable) in Altium. I don't know the exact term used to describe it, but the recommended drawing of this FFC from its target connector's ...
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Raspberry Pi : White/Blank screen with new shielded cable

I'm currently passing EMC tests at a test lab. For the purpose of the tests, I made a custom DSI cable for the official Raspberry Pi 7" screen with shield against EMI as the PCB of the official ...
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Extension from OLED display to driver board

I have purchased this display for a prototype in development. Product: https://www.displaymodule.com/collections/oled/products/2-8-256x64-monochrome-graphic-oled-display-module-spi-mpu Datasheet: ...
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What do you call a flexible rubber boot that protects wires?

I'm not sure if this is the correct site to post it on, but it seemed closest related to electronics. I'm diy-ing a laptop and I have a couple of 15-pin FFCs that have to be flexed a little over 100 ...
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How to open this LVDS connector?

I'm having trouble disconnecting the dual LVDS cables from a Philips PFL6008 main board. These don't seem to have a "flip-up" type of bracket, but the 2 small black taps on the top look as ...
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How can I connect a flat flex cable to pins of Arduino/RPi?

Touch panels seem to have a connector that has thin lines on a thin film. Factories should have sophisticated machines to do such thing, but what about for individuals at home? If a person wants to ...
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Help identifying this damaged FFC/FPC connector

I am trying to identify this damaged connector on one of the PCBs of a Konica Minolta Vivid 910 laser 3D scanner. I wish to find a suitable match for replacement. It connects the main logic board with ...
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How to properly unlock an FFC connector?

I'm trying to replace a part on my camera and need to disconnect a connector that looks like this: From what I understand, they're extremely fragile and so I don't want to accidentally break anything ...
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How to tell flat flexible cable(FFC) alignment when inserting?

I have an MSR with an 8 pin FFC with contacts on one side. I don't know if there is a top and bottom and if so how to tell the orientation. There is writing on the contact side I assume to indicate ...
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Meaning of "no exposed metal in this area" on connector drawing

I am looking at the mechanical drawing for the JAE WP7B-P050VA1 connector, and it has the following drawing suggesting a PCB footprint: My question pertains to the "no exposed metal in this area" ...
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Looking for a 14 pin FFC, FPC connector for 1.8" display with unused space on the sides

Good evening, I'm looking for a connector that can house 14-pin connector display. Problem is that it has some extra space on the side which would not fit into regular connector. Does anyone knows ...
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Fixing the pins in a flex cable

This is a flex cable from a kindle that connects the motherboard to the lcd. The pins at the edge are broken and not making any contact with the connector. Is there any salvation for this? If there's ...
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FFC 13 pin cable extension

I have this 13 pin FFC cable inside my Canon Typestar 5 thermal typewriter. It connects the LCD display to the main board. I'd like to pull the display outside the machine and for that I need an ...
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Is it possible to terminate FFC/FPC by hand?

Given (for example) a 15cm long cable of 12 conductors at 0.5mm pitch, could I cut it in half and scrape the cut ends with a razor blade or something to produce two shorter but usable ribbons? What's ...
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How to connect multiple ground pins in a FFC connector

So I have a bunch of these FFC connectors shown here, and a lot of the middle pins are actually ground pins (highlighted in green). I have a multi-layer board, so I want to route all these grounds to ...
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EMI filtering on multi-FFC assembly

an aspiring electronics engineer here. I do some electronics design for work and I'd like to know the following: If I have an assembly of a main board, to which an FFC cable connects into a second ...
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FFC Connector Replacement [closed]

I'm looking for an PCB FFC connector to replace the FH26-24S-0.3SHW(05), which I cannot find stocked anywhere. I've looked for replacements with .3mm pitch, .2mm flex thickness, and 24 contacts, but ...
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How do I design my own FFC cable

I need to design a custom FFC cable for an electronic device (about 10cm and 34pins) I messaged a manufacturer who could make custom ffc but he needs a layout or something and I don't have experience ...
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Signal placement in flat ribbon cable, FPC or FFC with digital and power signals

I want to interface different boards with FPC/FFC or ribbon cable and I was wondering about the placement of the signals in the cable. I plan to have a 39 signals FPC with : 1 SPI bus (SCK, MOSI, ...
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FFC Flex PCB Flat Connector for Raspberry Pi 3 B+

I have bought a barcode scanner online (promised to be specific for Raspberry Pi 3 with USB interface) but its cable does not have any connector and is just a flat cable with numbers as ...
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Isolating a small pin on a flat cable

A motor on my HiFi system (which is supposed to lift a volume controller) has broken. The motor is stuck and I don't want to fix the mechanical part. I assume disassembling the volume controller would ...
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How to fix a broken flap FCC connector flip-lock ZIF

While repairing a projector, I broke the flap holding the flat flex cable (FFC) in place. It's the type "flip-lock" and is ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) so without the flap in position, the connector ...
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How do I re-attach this FFC cable to this connector?

While trying to detach the cable, I pushed out the black part, which came out from the opposite side of where the cable enters the connector. The cable was previously tightly clipped in place and ...
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Understanding the Maximum Speed that can be Transmitted over a Cable

I am trying to source a FFC/FPC cable for USB3.0 (+5gbps). This brought me to the question of signal transmission. I'm somewhat of a beginner in this topic. I know that you should match impedance on ...
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Repairing my FFC connector - what to use? [closed]

I'm using a Pi Camera v2.1 and a 15-pin FFC My 150mm, 15-pin Flat Flax Connector (on 1 side) has 1 pin slightly shortened (metal torn). My Raspberry Pi 3 is not working with it. What should I do: ...
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Is it possible to "intercept" a 20-pin FFC?

I'm not an electrical engineer but a software developer but I'm trying my hand at a DIY project that will involve connecting a couple of pins on a device in my home to the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi, ...
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Sealing a FFC ZIF connector

How can I make a Flat Flex Cable (FFC) Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector resistant to environmental contamination? Background/Assumptions: I have a microwave over my stove. Every few months, the ...
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Manufacturing Custom FFC

I see many custom designed FFC cable in laptops and tablets like the yellow and black cables on my UX305 laptop (shown below). How can I design a similar FFC cable? Is it the same as PCB design ...
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Adapter for two different FFCs? (4 conductors each, but different Cables)

I have two different Flexible Flat Cables, both feeding two different touch panel and LCD packages. I bought a replacement panel that was not the exact same model (the original model is nowhere to be ...
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Selecting FPC connector for LCD

The flexible flat cable of the LCD i want to use has these odd ground pads in the ends that i have not seen before. How is this handled in practise, does it turn the otherwise 37 pin connector into a ...
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