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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: edge connectors or pin headers
Subject description: What's the best way to plug one PCB at right angle into another?
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Hi there,
Anyone care to share their thoughts on the best way to connect one PCB at a right angle to another? Such as for connecting voice boards onto a host board, etc. Pin headers or edge connectors seem to be the obvious choice. I'm looking for both structural integrity and longevity. Perhaps anyone who's done repairs to vintage gear has some insight regarding what works and what breaks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Personally I think that getting structural integrity from just a connector is a bad idea.
Look at PC's being old or new: they always used some kind of mechanical guide for the pcb's and card-edge or whatever type of connectors just for the electric connectivity.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Grumble wrote:
Personally I think that getting structural integrity from just a connector is a bad idea.


Agreed, there would need to be another form of mechanical support aside from the connector. Might be ok if the boards are very tiny.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Even memory boards in a laptop have supports...
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