hi all, I am trying to find the best way to connect led strips

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(Michel G. Khoury) #1

hi all, I am trying to find the best way to connect led strips to an arduino or breadboard, and at the moment, the only way is to solder some cables, to pins but I find that really unstable…I am trying to find cheap 3pin pcb connectors to led, but I can only find 4pins, like these http://www.ebay.fr/itm/351016837417 (see the right one on the thumbnail below, or the one with Black/Blue/Red/Green cables) whereas I am looking for 3pins (for WS2811). Can any of you recommend a nice tip or share what you are using ? thanks a lot !!

(Andrew Tuline) #2

I use ones similar to these (4 pin JST), you can get 3 pins as well:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-4-pin-jst-led-connector-male-female-4pin-Wire-Cable-For-lpd8806-LPD6803-WS2801/1958066822.html?spm=2114.031010208.3.2.X7T7OF&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_9_71_72_73_74_75,searchweb201527_2,searchweb201560_9

(JP Roy) #3

I would suggest these…
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/100-set-XH2-54-Connector-Kits-male-Pin-Header-Terminal-female-pin-connector-/301422671373?hash=item462e30f60d
Personally, I use the same type but in 4 pins version. They are very small but surprisingly robust. You will need a special crimper to terminate the wires: Model SN-01BM