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caxxxxxx 23rd June 2013 03:47 PM

6 Pin Potentiometer PCB
 
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I have several small 6 pin pots I would like to experiment with. See pic:
Attachment 355913

With the small pin spacing it is virtually impossible for me to solder a wire to each lug. So, I'm looking for suggestions on a PCB for them. Problem is all I can find on Ebay have the grounded lug connected together on both sides of the pot.

Example:

Attachment 355914

I really need all 6 pins completely independent of each other. Do they make these types of PCB's (that are reasonably priced)?

Mooly 23rd June 2013 03:55 PM

You should be able to solder wires to those :) I would use a neoprene/plastic sleeve over each wire to take the strain off.

For some reason lately, ebay links don't work and just go to ebays "home" page.

caxxxxxx 23rd June 2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooly (Post 3536356)
You should be able to solder wires to those :) I would use a neoprene/plastic sleeve over each wire to take the strain off.

For some reason lately, ebay links don't work and just go to ebays "home" page.

OK, and fixed the link with a pic. I could bore you with the details on why I do not want to solder wires to the pot lol, but if I could just find a PCB for these as described above it would alleviate a lot of headache.

Mooly 23rd June 2013 04:14 PM

Fair enough :)

Although I've never looked for such a PCB, I'm pretty sure I've never come across anything like that. As you say, having the ground pins connected together would be the most common arrangement (certainly for a volume application).

Could you use veroboard or similar ?

Mihkus 23rd June 2013 04:26 PM

But why touse these boards,cant you just solder the damn wires directly to the pot?
But you want to have removeable molex connectors?

caxxxxxx 23rd June 2013 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Mooly (Post 3536382)
Fair enough :)

Although I've never looked for such a PCB, I'm pretty sure I've never come across anything like that. As you say, having the ground pins connected together would be the most common arrangement (certainly for a volume application).

Could you use veroboard or similar ?

As a last resort, I may have to. I am a little lazy tho lol, would hope for something easier.

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Originally Posted by Mihkus (Post 3536395)
But why touse these boards,cant you just solder the damn wires directly to the pot?
But you want to have removeable molex connectors?

Yes, in a nutshell I would like to swap the pot in and out of the board using one of these (but a 6 pin instead of the pictured 8 pin), as well as many other options:

Attachment 355918

These are simply for prototyping until I finalize my build. Then I still have my fresh new pots without soldered wires attached to them.

gain wire 30th June 2013 08:54 PM

well, why don't you just cut the ground thermal connections on the ebay versions, they look pretty well made. I'd do that. Or I'd etch a board myself.

Or you could try the connectors. Really you can do anything if you have the least amount of money.:rolleyes:

caxxxxxx 30th June 2013 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by gain-wire (Post 3544921)
well, why don't you just cut the ground thermal connections on the ebay versions, they look pretty well made. I'd do that. Or I'd etch a board myself.

Or you could try the connectors. Really you can do anything if you have the least amount of money.:rolleyes:

Ha, I did that already. One ground on top, the other on bottom side of the PCB. Seems to work well so far.

I was mainly curious if they made the version I am looking for, kinda surprised they don't actually.


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