Wanted some 0.2" Molex KK shells and inserts. Found the shells without too
much difficulty on Farnell but the inserts listed as accessories said they
were suitable for none of which I could
find listed anywhere, and when I followed some link they seemed to be for
0.156" connectors, no mention of 0.2". Fortunately I've a paper copy of
the CPC cat and it listed a few Molex KKs and mentioned that the inserts
are the same for 0.156 and 0.2" so I went ahead and tried to order those.
No go: Farnell minimum order is £20, goods ordered barely over a tenner,
no way could I use double the amount I was already ordering or find
anything else in their ghod-awful online cataloge to add to it so ... over
CPC only do 3 way and 10 way shells but I've got a stanley so order 5 of
the 10-way shells and some inserts. About £15 with VAT and delivery. Then
it demands I either log in or register. Dig out the scrap of electrons
with my username and password I'd registered before and bung it in: no
dice, doesn't recognise it. Password reset ... wait for email ... back
comes some random password, put *that* in - *still* no dice!
Eventually went back and registered a new account with a one-time
throw-away username and ... now it's lost everything I ordered so back to
the catalogue to find stock numbers again.
I really really would not have ordered from them if I could have got it
from anyone else!
Oh and Maplins were helpful: I phoned up their shop to ask if they had
0.2" Molexes in, described the sort of thing, yes they have, some suitable
sized shells and inserts, off I go driving across town in the rush hour.
What have they got? Only 0.1" ones. Bar stewards. I have now spent the
better part of my afternoon & evening trying to get a handful of bits of
plastic and tin whose actual material and production cost is probably
about 10p :-(
- posted 9 years ago