Edge connector blues

Edge connector blues
by on (#76356)
Got a personal mod project going on with my NES. What I am intending on doing is adding a top-loader addon to the back of my toaster style NES. This addon, I'm intending, is to house a 72-pin edge connector and a 60-pin edge connector. For both Toaster and Famicom games respectively.

Now my issue, is that I bought 72-pin edge connectors from LizardLicks without really thinking. Now these are fantastic connectors, for a giant ass cabinet arcade game. Not for home consoles, so into the parts bin they go for a future project. (Not a big monetary loss, ended up being like $5 for 2 connectors).

So... in summation and for the TL;DR crowd. Where the hell can I find compatible PCB mount edge connectors for 72-pin and 60-pin NES. WITHOUT, I stress this, WITHOUT destroying any other systems or units.

(Partly because I have another project involving FPGA and NES)

by on (#76358)
Probably none. My best guess would be to kill a game genie and screw that to the top with some sort of wood-made mount. As for famicom games, do that twice, once with a correctly sized connector, and just wire it up one at a time.

by on (#76363)
After using the magical search, somehow these things don't seem to exist. Don't get how... They should? Hell, Yobo makes things with them!?

by on (#76367)
Chinese warehouses are full of such connectors, but you cannot buy them one by one in most cases, you got to buy hundreds of them at once.

by on (#76369)
How much does a lot of 1000 such connectors cost? Given the apparent demand for connectors designed to take an NES or Famicom cartridge on forums like this, I'm willing to lend someone a couple thousand USD to keep them on hand.

by on (#76371)
You might want to check out this topic (which at the moment is still on the front page of this forum :D )
Source for 72 pin Nes connectors for a top loader?

by on (#76375)
I did find a reference to some DigiKey part that someone tried and I guess it matches the Yobo boxes pretty damn closely (which aren't a perfect fit to begin with). It's gonna be like $8 but I'll give it a shot. Plus someone pointed out Tototek has $4 famicom connectors, so I'll be using that as well.

by on (#76376)
tepples wrote:
How much does a lot of 1000 such connectors cost? Given the apparent demand for connectors designed to take an NES or Famicom cartridge on forums like this, I'm willing to lend someone a couple thousand USD to keep them on hand.


When you get into the thousands of units the price drops to between $1 and $3 per unit usually.