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Discussion in 'Advatek Lighting' started by caffeine, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. caffeine

    caffeine Full Time Elf

    Nov 25, 2010
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    Melbourne (Wantirna)

    My VERY first pixel setup was from a pre-built Pixlite16.

    Last year the Advatek lights saw their last blink, after being abused for 3 years. The 5V PSU in the box also died.

    The board itself, however, still seems fine... so I was going to re-purpose.

    The issue is the pigtails attached are a different size to everything I've now got in my display, and I love being consistent for flexibility.

    It appears that the connectors on the outputs though are different... and non-friendly. They attach to the board via 4 square prongs, and the tinned wires are effectively punched into a clip at the top. From what I can find I think they may be MTA-100 or similar.
    Almost impossible to remove the wires, and even harder to re-use. I don't really want to solder 64 times direct to the pins themselves.

    Anyone aware of a solution? Either different terminal types that would attach to the square prongs, or at a pinch where to get the same terminals and a punch? Seems a waste to throw the board away.

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