Making reliable but temporary connections to holes in a PCB

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ppelleti
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Making reliable but temporary connections to holes in a PCB

Post by ppelleti » Mon May 15, 2017 3:19 pm

I have a circuit board with holes in it, of the sort you could solder headers or wires into, but I don't want to solder anything onto it yet. However, for testing purposes, I would like to make some connections to this board. I want something that makes a solid connection (better than just holding a wire or probe in place), but is still removable. Alligator clips almost fit the bill, but they're a bit fiddly, and there's too much risk of them touching neighboring holes.

Does anyone know of something better than alligator clips for this application? Thanks.

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Re: Making reliable but temporary connections to holes in a

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Re: Making reliable but temporary connections to holes in a

Post by ppelleti » Thu May 18, 2017 6:04 pm

What holds them in place? I'd been imagining something more "clippy."

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Re: Making reliable but temporary connections to holes in a

Post by darrellg » Fri May 19, 2017 8:49 am

Here's one way: https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/138
If you Google "using pogo pins" you can get more interesting techniques.

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