I just got one of those EDMGRB8KJF LCDs requires a 20 connector Premo-Flex Cable.
Molex makes cables for those connectors.. Still working on tring to find a distributor.. Newark is a supplier but they have non in stock. Digikey carries the connectors but on the cable.
Molex calls the cables "Premo-Flex(TM) FFC Jumpers" molex part number: 0210200225
http://www.connectorpeople.com/partpages/Molex2-8.htm (PA, USA)
Newark Electronics: Part: 55H668
And the connectors are called "FFC/FPC Connector" molex part number: 52746-2090
digikey part number for the connector is: WM5680TR-ND
but there currently out of stock.
Do you think you could post some of your pictures or some hints on how to
accomplish the soldering? I spent a few hours this weekend trying to connect
wires to the Molex FFC connector with no success. I also tried using a
0.5mm Schmartboard that I spotted at Fry's. Unfortunately the pins on the
connector don't seem to sit properly in the grooves on the Schmartboard and
I can't get the solder to connect.
Despite all that, I did find a new part on Digikey that seems like it might
be easier for me to work with:
Jayesh Salvi wrote:
> As planned, I soldered everything together. All the parts mentioned in
> thread are all what I needed. I haven't yet powered the setup yet. I just
> found that the 12VDC o/p power adapter I got is giving out 16V. The rating
> of the inverter says max 14.4V. I will see if I get time tomorrow and
> to buy a ~9VDC power adapter.
> I am not sure if you (fabio/orangerobot) are waiting for me try out things
> when would you be convinced to buy this LCD setup. I am sure someone else
> has got it working, so I am pretty confident I will get it too. It's just
> that due to time constraints it will take some time for me. All the parts
> discussed so far should give a good idea of what one needs to put together
> everything. For further reference, I will post the photos of my soldering
> adventure so you get an idea. It is surely difficult to solder on such
> connectors. I tried 3 different ways of soldering so that it won't be too
> messy and prone to short circuits. That took most of my weekend. But
> eventually I have end-to-end connection from audiostix to LCD board.
> I will update more tommorrow.
> On 5/31/07, Jayesh Salvi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I have received all the parts so far. The 5-pin connector showed up
>> yesterday and it fits perfect. I am going to buy a power adapter that
>> give around 12V DC output. The data sheet of CXA 0512 inverter mentions
>> 0.5A as its max input current. I am getting higher current ratings for
>> DC power adapters. I am gonna look little more at the HSC store and just
>> gonna give a shot to whatever fits closest.
>> Yeah the soldering is big task. My friend said he might get some wires
>> me. He also said the wires inside a CAT5 cable (the ethernet cable) will
>> also be good for such tiny connectors.
>> I am also very eager to get this working. The pieces are just sitting
>> there begging to get hooked up.
>> Hope to try it over the weekend for sure.
>> Stay tuned!
>> On 5/31/07, orangerobot < email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Jayesh,
>> > Have you made any more progress on hooking up the LCD? I've been
>> > following
>> > along and have order some of the parts mentioned here. I've got several
>> > of
>> > the components hooked together but I'm still not certain how to go
>> > soldering the tiny wires on the jumper cable from the LCD to my gumstix
>> > breakout board or how to build the circuit to supply power to the LCD
>> > interver.
>> > robert
>> > Jayesh Salvi wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Hey Marc,
>> > >
>> > > On second thoughts, is it advisable to directly solder the wires
>> > coming
>> > > from
>> > > power adapter to the pins C1.1 and C1.2 of the inverter? Or is it too
>> > > risky?
>> > >
>> > > Thanks,
>> > > Jayesh
>> > >
>> > > On 5/17/07, Marc Humphreys < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> Jayesh,
>> > >>
>> > >> I owe you a beer. Its the 5 pin version you need not the 7-pin. Part
>> > >> Number is 538-51021-0500. It is the receptacle that you want along
>> > with
>> > >> the
>> > >> pins.
>> > >> I have both the 7 and 5 pin versions and I read the wrong part
>> > >> from
>> > >> the wrong pkg. FYI the 7-pin version is the same connector used on
>> > the
>> > >> ezLCD-002.
>> > >>
>> > >> Maybe you can call Mouser and make the change before they ship. I've
>> > done
>> > >> that before without much difficulty.
>> > >>
>> > >> Marc
>> > >
>> > >
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