WTB: 60 pin to 50 pin adaptor for Yamaha SFG-01 FM sound module

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By -Neo-

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25-07-2016, 19:08

Around the same as I paid so for the male-male 60 to 50pin PCB part 30EUR.

By CX5Mer

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25-07-2016, 19:32

ImATrackMan wrote:

Well then, that's gonna have to wait until the adapters are made and I can ship them since shipping cost changes by country. I've no idea where you're located, but I'm assuming you're somewhere in Europe which hikes the shipping cost up quite a bit, since shipping from the US to Europe isn't cheap. Keep in mind, you're asking how much it's going to cost for something that doesn't exist yet to get to you. Anything I can give you is an extremely rough out-of-my-ass estimate, and I don't want to give an unrealistically low or high amount. If this has come off as rude, I didn't mean it to, but considering I only started to design the adapter last night and it was initially only going to be a one-off for myself, I feel it's still WAY too early to assume the final costs.
If I had them in my hands, ready to ship tomorrow via FedEx, to get them to London or Berlin in a week would be about $86 US, $99 for Stockholm or Oslo, and $101 for Amsterdam, PLUS the $15 cost per adapter, just as examples. To put it simply, I don't know.

EDIT: Does this seem to meet all the requirements? Two boards, ribbon connectors, cart shell mounting holes, front/back markings for proper insertion.

I live in London. I'm afraid that $86 for FedEx would put it out of my price range and that's even without the value of the Pound falling still further. I'll have to insist you use USPS or the deal's off. I'm still not 100% sure I need this item at the moment. I'm waiting to hear from the eBay seller whether or not she's managed to find the CX5M PSU in her Dad's old house.

By ImATrackMan

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25-07-2016, 21:32

Alright, so to the UK, shipping in a USPS flat-rate box would be ~$33, putting the total at $48 (tentative). Is that reasonable?

Also, in regards to:

Alexey wrote:

...please make the part that goes into the 60 pin slot higher, so that there's enough grip to remove it.

This is the tallest I can make it while still maintaining the 100x100 size (current dimensions are 99.8x89). Is this good enough? I honestly don't think these boards are going to break, especially with how thick MSX cart boards are.

By Alexey

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25-07-2016, 21:43

This is better. It's not about the boards being broken. It's about having a good grip to remove the board from the 60 pin slot.

I know that some companies charge unreasonably high price for boards larger than 100x100mm. One of those is Pcbway.com. I found a different company that doesn't do that and now I always order large boards there - Easyeda.com

By CX5Mer

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26-07-2016, 03:28

ImATrackMan wrote:

Alright, so to the UK, shipping in a USPS flat-rate box would be ~$33, putting the total at $48 (tentative). Is that reasonable?

Also, in regards to:

Alexey wrote:

...please make the part that goes into the 60 pin slot higher, so that there's enough grip to remove it.

This is the tallest I can make it while still maintaining the 100x100 size (current dimensions are 99.8x89). Is this good enough? I honestly don't think these boards are going to break, especially with how thick MSX cart boards are.

That's reasonable, although the price may increase slightly due to the fluctuating exchange rates before you confirm it and ask for payment. Of course this isn't my fault, because I voted to remain in the EU and I'm planning my escape from here ASAP!

By Alexey

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26-07-2016, 10:56

To save on shipment someone from EU could receive the batch from USA and then send the devices to EU recipients. Shipment here costs around 4 euros.

@ImATrackMan: please also make GND tracks as wide as the power ones if you haven't done this yet. Thanks.

By ImATrackMan

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26-07-2016, 14:08

I already have, now I'm just seaching for cheap 50-pin IDC cables because they're a lot mire expensive than I think they should be. I'm honestly thinking of just buying a 1m roll and some connectors and making the cables myself.I mean $9-10 for a 20cm/7" cable just seems high to me.

By CX5Mer

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26-07-2016, 14:22

Alexey wrote:

To save on shipment someone from EU could receive the batch from USA and then send the devices to EU recipients. Shipment here costs around 4 euros.

@ImATrackMan: please also make GND tracks as wide as the power ones if you haven't done this yet. Thanks.

I don't really understand that. Someone in the EU could receive a batch of an unknown number of these adaptors, probably weighed in Pounds and Ounces which I gave up using years ago, costing I don't know how much to send over from the USA, then they could send each individual adaptor to each customer for €4? Without knowing how many adaptors or the postage for the whole lot, then how would anyone know if it was worth it?

BTW, I'm looking for a place to live in Berlin or The Ruhr. Can you give me any advice? After I arrive, I'll be speaking German the whole time and no one will know where I'm from.

By Alexey

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26-07-2016, 17:13

ImATrackMan wrote:

I already have, now I'm just seaching for cheap 50-pin IDC cables because they're a lot mire expensive than I think they should be. I'm honestly thinking of just buying a 1m roll and some connectors and making the cables myself.I mean $9-10 for a 20cm/7" cable just seems high to me.

Indeed. Each connector I found on Ebay was 6 euros and the cable was 8 euros. So 20 euros only for connectors and cable? The board is usually worth 5 euros. If you sell for 30 euros, you may get a small profit. But the expensive shipment will limit your customer base.

By ImATrackMan

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26-07-2016, 23:56

Alright, I found some relatively cheap cables, and the board connectors cost literally cents, so finding them cheap wasn't a problem. Should I go ahead and prep the boards for fabrication or are there still things that need to be fixed?

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