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    Type of connector

    Hi all,

    Below is a photo of a replacement Nintendo Switch joypad. You can see it has a sort of flat connector with 5 wires.
    Does anyone know if there is a socket available that will take a ribbon like this and on the other side plug into a standard breadboard (2.54mm) header?
    What are the key words I'm missing to be able to search for this? i.e. what is that flat ribbon called?

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    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Projectitis View Post
    Hi all,

    Below is a photo of a replacement Nintendo Switch joypad. You can see it has a sort of flat connector with 5 wires.
    Does anyone know if there is a socket available that will take a ribbon like this and on the other side plug into a standard breadboard (2.54mm) header?
    What are the key words I'm missing to be able to search for this? i.e. what is that flat ribbon called?

    Cheers,
    Peter
    Generally they are called FFC (or flexible flat cable):


    If you do a google search for "nintendo switch ffc cable" there are various entries about the cable.

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    Much appreciated!

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