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[DPRG] Hamamatsu P5587

Subject: [DPRG] Hamamatsu P5587
From: Jeff Koenig jkoenig at airmail.net
Date: Thu Aug 31 22:17:37 CDT 2000

Sanjay -
I like to use 30 AWG wire-wrap wire.  Radio Shack sells a little wire wrap
tool for about $8.00 that will tightly wrap the thin wire to the leads of
components.

(Of course, I'm assuming that the P5587 is a through-hole part.)

Regards,
Jeff

-----Original Message-----
>From: Sanjay Agrawal <sanjaya at home.com>
To: DPRG <dprglist at dprg.org>
Date: Monday, August 28, 2000 10:24 PM
Subject: [DPRG] Hamamatsu P5587


>I have yet another question.  I want to add Hamamatsu P5587s to my servo
>motors to act as encoders, as outlined in the Mobile Robots book.  But
>the leads are *very* delicate and break easily.  I'm also afraid that
>the heat from soldering thicker leads onto them will result in damage to
>the circuitry.  There are 2 pins on one side, and 3 on the other, so I
>can't mount it in a socket.  In the book, the picture shows wires
>directly connected to the pins, but it's unclear how.  What have you
>found is the best way to connect/mount a P5587?
>
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