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Need to make my V4 camera's cable longer... Seems to be a JST 2.0mm 6 pin cable... found this on eBay 6pin JST However, it looks like I may have to do some soldering with it. Anyone know of a place to buy a plug and play male/male extension 6 pin 2.0 JST cable?
Rich
Commented June 2014
You could just use the ebay item along with a different plug/socket combo. Provided you get a matching set of 6 pin plug/socket the two would plug in without issue and, depending on the plug/socket combo you could make off the plug & socket with barely any effort.

Another solution would be to crimp with through crimps if you want to avoid soldering the joint.

Or just solder the joint and wrap it up in heat shrink.

Just an FYI, the JST crimper does take a little getting used to as the JST terminals are so fiddly. But once you get used to it you'll not regret it :)
Richard R
Commented June 2014
I would really like to lean to use the crimper tool. I have a basic set for butt connectors.... I want my wiring to look more professional and be more robust... Gone are the days of splicing wire together with electrical tape ;) Happy 200, by the way....
Rich
Commented June 2014
That's why I bit the bullet and got the crimper. For some reason JST crimpers over here are stupid money (like £50 upwards, which is about $70+) but being a perfectionist with OCD soldered joints wrapped in tape or heat shrink aren't what I like to have even if they aren't accessible or on show.

Thanks (and thanks to Jeremie who I didn't notice commented earlier), 200 come around pretty quickly, shooting for 1000 now :D To be honest it's a pleasure to be able to come on and help out, I find it's an escape from the day to day rubbish I put up with elsewhere :) and I learn from helping too (since I like to be sure I'm right I check stuff out and find other stuff I didn't know). If only it converted to pints of beer...
thetechguru
Commented June 2014
Re:pints of beer. If I ever get to the UK, or if you ever come across the pond to Washington, DC area, I'll convert plenty of your points to beer for you. :-)

Alan
Jeremie
Commented June 2014
Hey I just remembered that I forgot to mention that the most affordable JST crimper that I have come across was found here for $60 USD.

It's nothing fancy but the price is right. I usually use the lowest setting to crimp the pin onto the wire and then the largest setting to crimp the back part of the pin onto the insulation.
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Asked on Tuesday, June 10, 2014