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OldePhart

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Mount the PMDX-107 with ribbon cable and not to board?
« on: December 26, 2018, 03:02:25 PM »
Can the -107 be mounted with a ribbon cable instead of to the board? It has an uncomfortable twist in it when I use the screw and I would prefer to mount it on the same plane as the ESS and the -126 anyway.

12strings

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Re: Mount the PMDX-107 with ribbon cable and not to board?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 11:09:54 PM »
It should be possible, *IF* you can find/make a ribbon cable with a socket on one end and header on the other.  This is not a typical ribbon cable.  I would also keep the cable as short as possible - less chance for electrical noise to couple onto the cable.

stuartw

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Re: Mount the PMDX-107 with ribbon cable and not to board?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 12:18:22 AM »
I ordered (but have not yet tested) the following cable from ebay:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2-54mm-Pitch-10-Pin-Wire-IDC-Flat-Ribbon-Extension-Male-Female-Cable-12-Inch/252406202743

The other point made about cable length is a good one: Short as possible. This assembly may not work but I wont know until I have tried it out.