Source for the analog connector on ESU SwitchPilot Servo 2.0?

Onizukachan Jul 25, 2019

  1. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not the power DCC connector that comes supplied, but the 2x8 pins that are used for the analog control connections? ESU doesn’t seem to supply them nor list a source for them either.
    I’d prefer NOT to solder to them directly in case I ever need to swap one out.
     
  2. wvgca

    wvgca TrainBoard Member

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    do you have a measurement of the pins and distance between ??
    and also what is the method of keying ?
     
  3. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan TrainBoard Supporter

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    No keying, they are simple pins, look a lot like arduino header pins.
    Can’t find any pitch /spacing info online.
    The pins in question are lower left

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  4. jamesdewarinireland

    jamesdewarinireland E-Mail Bounces

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    The same pin spacing as a servo cable.
     
  5. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You can get all sorts of headers from DigiKey and Mouser. I don’t have one, but my guess is these are 0.1” spaced pins, from the look of them.

    Give ESU (in Pennsylvania) a call, they can tell you.
     
  6. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan TrainBoard Supporter

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    I took a shot in the dark and bought a 16 pin IDE cable on ebay... well when it arrived it was a 20 pin, but it does fit with 4 pins left over!

    So 16 pin 2x8 IDE cable or the raw connector for one will work.

    I’m going to cut this cable in half and I’ll have the connectors I need for both switch pilots to work analog as well as DCC.
     

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