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Dec 11, 2013 8:55 AM

OKR-T/6-W12-C conversion/adaption to standard .1" header to use on bread board.

I purchased a OKR-T/6-W12-C (4.5 to 14 volt input - adjustable 0.3xx - 6.0 V 6Amp output w/ a low current remote on/off switch pin) regulator for a small project I am hacking together. I found that the package has a .067" pin spacing instead of the breadboard "standard .1".  A little bit of hilbilly engineering, some ideas from internet forums, and a "value add" to a recomendation by DigiKey suport (they didn't have an adadpter for me to purchase) led me to this solutution. Good luck soldering the connections, but here's a hint. After some failed attempts to modify my small bench vise, and bridging solder between pins... Tooth picks, hot glue, and a work surface that is suitable to razor the hot clue off of when your done are your friend... Obviously I'm just a hobbyist, but a determined one... Hopefully this can help someone spark some inginuity, or maybe I've sucessfully re-created the wheel, but I was able to get to bed (even though it was 3:30) and make it to work a few hours later. Ideas or helpful tips are welcomed.


hillbilly header adapter.jpg

  • mxrdrver Novice 1 posts since
    May 25, 2014
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    May 25, 2014 12:56 AM (in response to HeadCase)
    I like your idea

    I like what U did there with the header pins. Sounds like it would work great for breadboarding, but what about actually making hard connections? I'd like to hear how you soldered the OKR. I'd like to avoid bending the pins on my OKR's if at all possible. I'm trying to figure out an easy way to solder on an resistor and a couple caps.

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