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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2016, 10:39:55 AM »
That sounds like a plausible explanation. I hope they get it right for you this time.

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2016, 02:12:43 PM »
I bought one of your crimps and a pin/header kit. Have 7213 crimps and headers here already, whats another fifty or so.
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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2016, 02:25:47 PM »
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! Holy Geez that's a lot!

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2016, 02:42:44 PM »
My wife wants to make a deal with DigiKey, when I die they can empty my work area for free provided they only park one semi at a time in the driveway.
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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2016, 02:49:10 PM »
 :o You might need a second house for all you stuff LOL. I knew you liked Digikey but wow! lol

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2016, 04:03:34 PM »
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! I'm most impressed by rather precise inventory keeping! Crimps easily add up, so much cheaper to buy a *BUNCH* than just 100  ;D

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2016, 04:47:27 PM »
I have nothing better to do than count crimps. On days when I'm feeling lazy I leave them in stacks of 100. On days when I want a challenge I dump them in a tumbler as start anew. Sometimes they get so entangled that I can spend the whole day doing nothing productive.

Or I can jump on the laser project and get nothing accomplished.
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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2016, 04:48:48 PM »
Lol, too funny!

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2016, 05:40:23 PM »
I have a box of crimps. It says 560 pieces and has 12 pieces missing as far as I can remember.

When it runs out I will know I used them all!

I thought I was bad, I always buy more than I need, but not at your level!

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2016, 06:14:36 PM »
I could solve the immigration problem by requiring all persons wanting entry to the country to be able to accurately count the stock. Cheap enough so the number doesn't have to be the same. Then we could embed one in each ear and anyone without the ear tag could be declared illegal. Perhaps I should buy stock in JST.
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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2016, 04:25:18 PM »
LOL! That took a funny turn! :D

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2016, 11:58:29 PM »
Crimp tool?  Heck  I took one look at the price.....With the JST types  and similar  makes, I have always used  round nosed pliers.
I usually  (sparingly) tin the wire..insert in pin.. clamp the the pin and touch the  tinned wire  with soldering iron. Insert pin in holder..check its locked home..Job done.
You might need a bit of practice.
This way you don't get the wire pulling out of the pin if you really snag the cable.
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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2016, 01:35:02 AM »
As I mentioned the Engineer PA-09 or even PA-21 are really versatile and will cover most if not all of your crimping needs. I got mine at a sale for around $30, but I see they are now $40-50. Made in Japan, and seems to be built to last. I've put thousands of crimps through it and no noticeable wear on the dies causing crimps to bind like I've seen on the cheaper models I've tried after far fewer crimps.

My only regret is I didn't get the PA-21 I guess, as I'm probably likely to need the bigger crimp it offers than the smallest one the PA-09 offers; but the sale was for the PA-09 and it made it possible to get it without taxes and crap, so compromise.

So I can really recommend that one if looking for a versatile crimping tool.

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2016, 06:51:09 AM »
Any of you have identified the connector used at the motor end? My cables are just barely long enough, and I'd like to replace them with something that doesn't strain the connector at the extremes, maybe add a drag chain as well. Don't want to have an 2.5 XH extension in the moving wires though.
Looked closer at the motor and seems to me its the same type of connector, only the motor end has 2mm pitch, so I guess I'll try ordering some and see.

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Re: Motor and Laser Cables
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2016, 10:00:15 PM »
Motor was indeed 2.0mm XH  6pin, too bad some idiot also ordered 6pin 2.54mm instead of 4 pin for the L7 side - so replacing cables with some that are long enough will have to wait a little while..