Does anyone have a recommendation for crimp terminals? I have a reel of the strip Molex style, where you need to bend and cut tabs off the sides to get it to fit into the plastic housing. I hate them. Rarely will the terminal slide into the housing and stay, often the spring mechanism will snap off.
Is there a better style crimp terminal out there, or should I order a couple sets of pigtail styles (where they are already terminated, and you solder the wire ends together). I'm a little hesitent on getting pigtails, as they are over a dollar a piece, and I may go through 30 in a few weeks easy.
I don't know if it's what you have, but I use "dupont"-style crimps which fits very snugly on standard headers. You do need a proper crimping tool for them though, and it can only take small cables. Ebay: [www.ebay.com]
For higher current application I use "deans". You have to solder those though, and they are terribly difficult to take apart so I use them mostly for semi-permanent stuff.
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If anyone from the UK or EU is having trouble getting hold of the dupont style connectors pololu do a very similar version which hobbytronics.co.uk sell.
After reading this topic I order a few different housing and a set of the crimps which arrived next day, much better then ordering from the US or Asia.