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Ribbon cable has multiple insulated wires bonded together and running parallel to each other. Because the wires run across a flat plane they tend to be wide and flat resembling a ribbon hence the name. Ribbon cables are often designed to be used in conjunction with insulation-displacement connectors (IDC).

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Possible to solder back detached ribbon cable?

I have a Yamaha PSR-F51 whose ribbon connector cable snapped off from the PCB, where the leads were soldered to the PCB (see picture below). Is it possible to solder these back? Or if not, what are ...
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4-pin 1.27mm pitch ribbon cable - cable to cable conectors?

I am looking for a connector type that can mate two 4-conductor, 1.27mm pitch ribbon cables together. Preferably IDC style, but at this point I'm willing to try anything that isn't too ugly. They ...
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How to make an USB cable cross a door?

Note: I am torn between posting this here, SE DIY or SE IoT. Since this is related to powering on my smart devices and the electrical connection I need to use, I finally settled down on SE EE. Please ...
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Choosing a fpc ribbon for MIPI-DSI signals

I am working on a driver board for MIPI displays. I have seen many designs that use a 40pin fpc ribbon cable between the DSI bridge IC and the display board for modularity. Since I want to push all 4 ...
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How can I repair a damaged flat 4 pin cable?

I have a computerized sewing machine Juki HZL-009. This picture is related to its screen, whose touch part has a 4-pin resistive touch screen glass panel. This image is from a healthy screen without ...
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Impact of heat on unshielded data cables

How does heat impact the signaling performance of unshielded ribbon/flexible flat cables? Background: I'm modding a camera to improve thermal performance by adding thermal pads between the heatsink ...
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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 repair a solder pad that came off a ribbon cable?

I've similar questions on how to repair solder pads however all the questions so far only talk about solid PCBs. For some reason the solder pad came off this ribbon cable after I had soldered it ...
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What is the name of this connector / board?

I'm trying to make a custom HID, and would like to include a joystick, it has this carbon 6 wire ribbon cable, but I can't for the life of me find this kind of breakout board or even the connector ...
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Using Flat-Flex for CAN connection

I am currently developing a robot with multiple modules that have to be connected using CAN (at 5V or 3.3V). The robot has 2 strong DC motors (with spikes over 100A) and also operates close to ...
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How to Work with a Optical Fiber Ribbon

I got a piece of fiber optical cable that is in the form of a "ribbon cable" (see pictures). I have seen tools and procedures for making connections on a single strand of optical fiber. I would like ...
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What type of ribbon connector is this?

I'd like to know what type of cable this is. It looks very similar to the types used in phones and tablets and is for a camera. I need a replacement and would appreciate any help to locate the correct ...
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16 Pin IDC to 40 Pin with different pinouts

I'm trying to connect a 16 pin led panel to a raspberry pi with more permanence than jumper cables. Is it possible to build a cable with IDC on both sides if the pinouts are different? Doesn't have ...
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FPC Connector on a Laser Distance Module

I recently purchased some RS232 laser distance modules from overseas and I'm just in the process of trying to get them going. Basically it takes 4 I/O's - Ground, + 3VDC, TX, RX. It has an 8 way FPC ...
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Terminal Block substitute?

I am trying to find a substitute for a terminal block like this: Are there any connectors which come with wires already crimped in, but can be used with the male version of the above terminal block. ...
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