Peter Bennett wrote:
>>> Anyone know where I can get connectors like these?
>>> Again, 2mm pitch to insert stripped ribbon cable.
>> I can't imagine any connector that would directly handle stripped
>> ribbon cable, as the individual conductors are very fine stranded wire
>> - if you were able to strip the wires, there would be much too much
>> chance of the conductors shorting to make such a connector practical.
>> The only connectors I've seen for ribbon cable are IDC types - the
>> unstripped, and unseparated, ribbon cable is pressed onto forked
>> contacts in the connector, which penetrate the cable insulation to
>> contact the wires.
>> I suspect that the connector you have is designed for use with a
>> flexible printed circuit cable, such as used to make connections to a
>> printer print head..
>..and THAT is exactly what i mentioned and attempted to find, and cited
No, there really are connectors that are designed to handle stripped ribbon cable or other wire terminations vice a "flat on flex" terminal. This
datasheet from Molex shows how they expect the ribbon cable to be prepared. Quite different from a FFC/FPC receptacle.
Molex does have one that does not require holes for side support posts and that does have a compression latch, which could be a functional substitute for the OP's requirement.