Hi All...whats the best way to attach a copper cable to this ribbon....anyone done it before
sony cfs w900
Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:30 PM
Not possible as the plastic will shrink and distort. I would go back to the PCB and solder on there.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:41 PM
Use jumper thin wires for connections. Home telephone wires can be used. If you open the sleeve it will have like 6 thin insulated wires.
Now , trace the end leads to solder joints, and connect to places where there are no connections or minimum connections, taking care not to over heat components at the solder junction.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:46 PM
Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:30 PM
There's also a special soldering tip for ribbon cables that basically solders all the connections at once.
Very good information Floyd!
Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:13 AM
Ok guys as you can see from the ribbon which is actually called flexible kapton pcb
There is no way i can solder....
So the challenge is to undermount these little tactile switches flush with the top of the control panel and hardwire them onto the main
pcb where the multiway push in socket was (im gonna remove it)
Ill put a plug and socket in the middle for easy removal
Iv done a mockup control panel so i know where to make the holes in the plastic
Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:23 AM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:12 PM
yeah ill recess the switches beneath the plastic....i have some more tactiles coming with a longer switch stem so they should just poke through the plastic