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8th
Jul 2016
Sean Bradley
@27Seanerz
Jul 08 2016 14:30
Hi all, I'm trying to connect my FTDI cable to my pixhawks serial port, and I was wondering where I could get a hold of the plastic connection ports for the wires like in this picture
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Sean Bradley
@27Seanerz
Jul 08 2016 14:33
Thanks Bryan, I'm looking to connect my FTDI ASAP, do you have any idea about purchasing this in a retail location, or if there is either a substitute connection that would be sold in a retail location, or another suitable method for connecting my FTDI wires to my pixhawk serial wires?
Bryan Monti
@bryanmonti
Jul 08 2016 14:35
I doubt you'll find anything retail unless you have an RC shop by you (even then it is unlikely). If you have an existing 6 position DF13 cable you could cut and splice in (not recommended as its always best to wire directly into the DF13).
Sean Bradley
@27Seanerz
Jul 08 2016 14:38
ahh ok well, essentially, I want to connect my FTDI cable within a few days, not wait to order something from DigiKey, I live in a big city with tons of hobby / electronics / robotics shops, do you think I'll be able to find a suitable solution for connecting/housing?
Sean Bradley
@27Seanerz
Jul 08 2016 14:46
also, im just playing around with some wires, would I just be able to take some standard MF single jumper wires, heat wrap the female ends, and plug them in side by side?
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