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GX16 Connector PCB

Post by FabLab » Fri May 27, 2022 8:02 pm

Hi All,

I use GX16 (Aviation) connectors on my home brew plasma table and it seems like every time I need/want to make a change inside the electrical cabinet I end up breaking a solder joint on one or two pins off.....
Well I finally got tired of that and created a PCB with GX16 connectors on one side and terminal strips on the other side.
I did my best to make it as versatile as possible...

I thought someone else might find the PCB useful so here is a PDF of the schematic and a .zip of the required Gerber files...

If you have any questions let me know..
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Gerber_GX16_Connector Board.zip

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by robertspark » Sat May 28, 2022 7:27 am

+1, I use them in many different pin configurations
2,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 pin.... trying to solder then and heat shrink the cables can be difficult

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by acourtjester » Sat May 28, 2022 10:52 am

I use hot glue to seal the connections after the original connection is made, I think the term is called "Potting". This works very well for the female side of the connector, before I install the cable clamp part I fill the connector with hot glue.
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by CarterKraft » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:24 pm

I really like this setup.
Any tips on how to order the PCB (I read the .txt) I mean specifics board style type etc. ?

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by CarterKraft » Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:34 pm

I figured out the ordering process, any interest in selling one of the boards?

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by adbuch » Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:12 am

FabLab wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 8:02 pm
Hi All,

I use GX16 (Aviation) connectors on my home brew plasma table and it seems like every time I need/want to make a change inside the electrical cabinet I end up breaking a solder joint on one or two pins off.....
Well I finally got tired of that and created a PCB with GX16 connectors on one side and terminal strips on the other side.
I did my best to make it as versatile as possible...

I thought someone else might find the PCB useful so here is a PDF of the schematic and a .zip of the required Gerber files...

If you have any questions let me know..

GX16_PCB.png

Schematic_GX16_Connector Board.pdf
Gerber_GX16_Connector Board.zip
Thanks for sharing this! I can see that you have put much effort into creating this board and it shows. My feeling is that if you were to go ahead and have some printed, there is undoubtedly a market for them.
David

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by acourtjester » Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:02 am

Check on the web there seem to be some companies offering low prices for small PCB runs that would fit right in with this.
https://pcbshopper.com/
https://www.pcbway.com/prototype_pcb/Ch ... turer.html
https://www.4pcb.com/cheap-printed-circuit-boards.html
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by FabLab » Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:04 pm

acourtjester wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:02 am
Check on the web there seem to be some companies offering low prices for small PCB runs that would fit right in with this.
https://pcbshopper.com/
https://www.pcbway.com/prototype_pcb/Ch ... turer.html
https://www.4pcb.com/cheap-printed-circuit-boards.html

I had them made by JLCPCB, I've had several boards made by them always been very good quality boards.

To order go to https://jlcpcb.com/
Click the add gerber file button and choose the .ZIP I provided
The only options I would suggest changing is the board color to a color of your choice and clicking the "Specify a Location" button. specifying a location will put the JLCPCB order number on the back of the board.. Not required but it looks cleaner.

I did have a hard time finding GX16 connectors for a PCB here is a link to the ones I purchased:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2251832 ... 4itemAdapt

Here are the terminal blocks I purchased:
8 Pin Terminal Block:


2 Pin Terminal Block:


I do have 3 extra boards if anybody wants on PM me and I can get one to you.
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by adbuch » Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:05 pm

FabLab wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:04 pm

I do have 3 extra boards if anybody wants on PM me and I can get one to you.
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by acourtjester » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:41 pm

I buy those plug/jacks from eBay you can select the pin number and they have different sizes too. I like the GX 20 for easy soldering (old shaky dude)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264516429349?s ... 1438.l2649
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by CarterKraft » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:04 pm

I do have 3 extra boards if anybody wants on PM me and I can get one to you.
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by CarterKraft » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:11 pm


I did have a hard time finding GX16 connectors for a PCB here is a link to the ones I purchased:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2251832 ... 4itemAdapt

Here are the terminal blocks I purchased:
8 Pin Terminal Block:


2 Pin Terminal Block:


I do have 3 extra boards if anybody wants on PM me and I can get one to you.
The link nor the pictures are working for me.

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by adbuch » Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:19 pm

CarterKraft wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:11 pm


The link nor the pictures are working for me.
Not sure, but I think you need to become a Contributing Member to see pictures and links. The cost is only $20 per year, and well worth it in my opinion.
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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by CarterKraft » Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:37 am

adbuch wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:19 pm
CarterKraft wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:11 pm


The link nor the pictures are working for me.
Not sure, but I think you need to become a Contributing Member to see pictures and links. The cost is only $20 per year, and well worth it in my opinion.
David
Done!

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Re: GX16 Connector PCB

Post by CarterKraft » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:38 am

The Amazon links work now but the AliExpress link still doesn't.

Those pcb gx16 connectors are hard to find.

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