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Old 09-22-2008, 09:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Suggestion for Connectors

How about using RJ45 connectors? My Guino is on a breadboard now. To connect to the car, I put an RJ45 jack on the breadboard and found an RJ45 terminator at Lowes for the other end. I made the cable by crimping RJ45 plugs on each end of 8 conductor telephone wire. So I've got 8 wires to work with and a simple way to connect to them elsewhere in the car.

Here's the terminator:

(UPDATE: These connectors are called RJ45 Keystone Jacks. Good price here

The connector comes with a little plastic punch-down tool. I used it to push 3 solid copper wires into place. In this case, I connect to the wires with alligator clips. It makes a very neat installation.

There are RJ45 jack templates in the Eagle libraries. Jacks can be had for $0.85 at

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