Looking for old connectors

Tothwolf tothwolf at concentric.net
Sun Jul 10 08:46:35 CDT 2016

On Sun, 10 Jul 2016, Oliver Lehmann wrote:

>> One is easy - J3 is a 2x10 pin 2.54mm connector which is still common 
>> today.
>> But it is higher than the usual connectors. It has a hight of 1.5cm. If you
>> search for the printed A-MP number (1-87456-6), you'll find the housing,
>> but not the soldered clips used inside this housing....
>> http://pics.pofo.de/gallery3/index.php/S8000/S8000_boards/FINCH-Adapter-Board/IMGP9593
> found:
> Connectors:
> http://www.mouser.de/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=87523-6
> Housing:
> http://www.mouser.de/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=1-87456-6

AMP used to make a lot more contact variations including solder tail and 
wire wrap versions. When Tyco bought AMP, they began rapidly discontinuing 
large numbers of products as part of their LEAN initiative. It could be 
the contacts that were originally used were some of those which were 

You could probably crimp the contacts onto #24 or #22 busbar wire (tinned 
solid copper) which would allow you to solder them to the board. The 
proper crimper for these type of contacts is essential and an older model 
AMP crimp tool is not terribly expensive second hand/surplus if you have 
time to wait for one to turn up.

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