This guy http://elm-chan.org/docs/wire/wiring_e.html has developed a
pretty amazing technique for wiring up fine pitch components, but I
could never imagine soldering this fine myself.
If you have the facilities to etch a small PCB it makes life much
easier. Soldering the connector to a board is more forgiving, flux makes
the solder go where it should and bridges can be soaked up with
de-solder braid. I found some good guides to hand soldering surface
mount components by googling.
I made a small board with the 0.5mm pitch at one end spreading out to
solder pads at the other, spaced so I could comfortably solder wires to
the pads. I'm happy to share the design, but I use this software - PCB
http://pcb.sourceforge.net/ and not sure how to convert file formats for
On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 19:48 -0500, Holly Gates wrote:
> Its pretty advanced and tricky as far as soldering goes. I consider
> myself practically a soldering ninja and it took me at least an hour to
> do it under a good microscope with titanium tweezers and excellent
> soldering equipment.
> We do stuff around here constantly with 0.5mm pitch flat cable, so I
> have a handy breakout board that goes from an Omron XF2L-3035 footprint
> out to 0.1" dual row holes. For fewer number of pins than 30, you can
> just justify the connector (say a 22 pin one) against one side of the
> footprint or the other. I could send the gerber files for this PCB to
> you or post them online someplace.
> I also might have a spare or two sitting around for people who are
> desperate. Soldering a 0.5mm connector to a board is not a cakewalk, but
> its a lot easier than soldering wire wrap wires to a 0.5mm connector.
> Anyway, let me know if you are desperate for such a thing. Its hard to
> imagine no one makes such a thing commercially, but I haven't seen it if
> it is out there.
> John Alfredo wrote:
> >How does anybody hand solder wires to the 0.5mm connector for a SONY
> >ACX705AK LCD module? I just got thru talking to Molex, and they don't have
> >anything that converts 0.5mm to anything with a wider spacing. I can't
> >possibly hand solder 0.5mm pitch, so I have to find something that will
> >convert it to a wider pitch.
> >John Alfredo
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