Spacing the two banks of encoder input pins


#1

Is it possible in future versions of odrive to space the two banks of encoder inputs so that two connectors like these could be soldered in ? I just opened my odrive today and I don’t think two of these will fit even if the VCC pin in the middle of the two encoder inputs is unused.

I won’t have chance for a few days to fire up my odrive, but I noticed there seems to be some flux residue on the top of the board where the usb input is soldered to the board. Should I just clean this off ?


#2

Hi
2.54mm is the same spacing, so I guess you could do that.
cheers Stijn


#3

Hi Stijn,
You can’t currently fit two of these connectors side by side though.


#4

Do regular female jumper cables fit on the pins of such a connector?

The left kind:
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#5

Hi Oskar,
Yes they fit. The female connector I linked to is essentially what is moulded into the case of the CUI AMT102, and you can use regular Dupont connectors there.

Regards


#6

Okay great, I will consider this for ODrive v3.6. Thanks for sharing!


#7

I ordered some of the connectors, and I think it is possible to solder in two of them side by side if you sacrifice the middle 3.3v pin. This should be fine for the CUI AMT102.