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Offline Yamin

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How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« on: July 22, 2019, 10:32:30 am »
Hi, I have a busted ribbon cable. I have been searching online with numbers and letters written on the cable with no luck. I have attached a picture of the cable. Thanks in advance for the help.

P.s - It would be great if you could explain to me all the writing on the cable.
 

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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 10:49:44 am »
They're very common. Length, pitch and number of contacts matter of course, they're available from China in many variations.
It's also possible with some precision to use one with too many contacts, if no perfect match can be found.. just cut away the outer contacts.
 
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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 11:49:24 am »
This is the company that made that one: http://www.bew.co.jp/products/03.html
But as the poster above says, it's just a ribbon cable. Any of the huge number of manufacturers out there will be able to make an equivalent, given the specifications.
 
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Offline klunkerbus

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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 11:51:27 am »
Seems to me that searching on AWM 20624 should get you results.  AWM is a standardized means for marking component/appliance wires.    I don't know whether type 20624 already specifies the pitch.  If it does, you'd still have to find a source with the right length and number of contacts/wires.

80C is the temperature rating of the cable material, or 80 degrees C.  60V is the voltage rating of the cable material, or 60 volts. VW-1 is the flammability rating of the jacket material.   The reversed RU is a variation of an Underwriters Laboratory marking.  Bando - SH is likely some form of brand marking, but that doesn't mean you can always find them or buy from them as an end customer. 
« Last Edit: July 22, 2019, 09:13:12 pm by klunkerbus »
 
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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 02:26:53 pm »
This type of cable is called FFC cable and large variety of length & pin count are available from Aliexpress.
 
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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 05:03:57 pm »
you need to know the ffc / fpc  pitch   take a caliper    ex:  0.5 or 1 and the numbers of pins,  they are usually not expensive,  and to know  if you have a straight cable on a reversed ending 

Check if the pins are on the same side, or one is under and the other on top ...
 
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Offline Yamin

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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 07:38:22 pm »
Thanks everyone knowing the real name of this type has really helped me finding it ;D. I was able to find it at ali express.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32817054331.html
I still don't understand the 0.5mm and 1.0mm what is this the measurement of?

What is the marking BANDO -SH - F on the cable that I have
 

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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 08:19:16 pm »
I still don't understand the 0.5mm and 1.0mm what is this the measurement of?

The pitch of the contacts/pins. The distance from the center of one pin to the center of the pins on either side.

If measuring by ruler and eye, it's usually best to measure from first to last pin and divide by the number of pins-1.
 
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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 12:14:56 am »
What is the marking BANDO -SH - F on the cable that I have
Did you even look at the link I posted...?
 
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Re: How to find a replacement ribbon cable
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 05:12:06 am »
Oops sorry, got missed just checked out thanks :)
 


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