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DIRTY CABLES: a new cable editor

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

DirtyCables.com has a live preview of a new custom cable builder. This is a from-scratch rewrite of the editor at DirtyPCBs with new features based on your requests: Isometric connector drawings with pin numbers save a trip to the datasheet Improved connector selector with room for additional info One to...

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Dirty terminal sample pack

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Crimp Terminals for Cables Crimp terminals lock to the end of a wire and attach to an electrical connection such as a screw or terminal block. There are tons of different styles out there, but we found a handful that every Chinese cable manufacturer stocks. This is important because while...

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Dirty Cables price increases and lead times

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Its really hard to convince Huaqiangbei market suppliers to cooperate on a project until you can prove value by making a bunch of orders. Our approach is to guestimate a price at DirtyPCBs, send through a few months of orders, and then ask if they'd like to cooperate with us....

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DIRTY CABLES: Cheap custom cables available now

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Dirty Cables is a drag and drop cable builder that gives you access to cheap custom cable services from China. Build a custom cable, get an instant quote, and checkout. Your custom cables should ship in 3 to 7 work days. Huaqiangbei is full of cheap custom cable vendors with...

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DIRTY CABLES: What’s in that sample pile?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Massive sample piles advertise the custom cable manufacturers in Huaqiangbei market. A sketch and a few part numbers is enough to get a quote on the spot. These piles reveal which connectors are standard and readily available in the Chinese manufacturing ecosystem. To avoid sourcing problems and production delays its...

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Recent Comments

  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!