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Is zebra connecctor like this made/available?

Started by xpzzzz March 11, 2012
Zebras as used in watch lcd connections.

What I want is a sheet with a grid of transverse conductors.

Also germane is the possibility of water leakage across the sheet. 
On Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:54:12 +0000, xpzzzz wrote:

> Zebras as used in watch lcd connections. > > What I want is a sheet with a grid of transverse conductors. > > Also germane is the possibility of water leakage across the sheet.
Found the effective search term: "matrix". Yes. e.g.: http://www.fujipoly.com/products/zebra-elastomeric-connectors/w-series- connectors.html This stuff doesn't show up in any of my usual sources.
In article <jji3p4$8fo$1@dont-email.me>, xpzzzz <xpzzzz@nowhere.com> 
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> Zebras as used in watch lcd connections. > > What I want is a sheet with a grid of transverse conductors. > > Also germane is the possibility of water leakage across the sheet.
OT, but on the subject of LCD zebra strips: I have a Fluke 88 'automotive' DVOM. It's a very good versatile meter, but sadly requires display removal and zebra strip cleaning a couple of times a year... have heard it's a common issue with this meter. If not done, many display elements begin to dim/fail. It's easy to clean, just pop out the display, remove the strips and scrub their edges with a clean rag soaked with rubbing alcohol... takes 3 min. Don't leave lint. Reassemble and the display again looks new! But for those who don't know how to do it, I'm sure Fluke charges a bundle... or the owner buys another meter. Erik
On Mar 11, 7:21=A0pm, Erik <s...@this.com> wrote:
> In article <jji3p4$8f...@dont-email.me>, xpzzzz <xpz...@nowhere.com> > wrote: > > > Zebras as used in watch lcd connections. > > > What I want is a sheet with a grid of transverse conductors. > > > Also germane is the possibility of water leakage across the sheet. > > OT, but on the subject of LCD zebra strips: > > I have a Fluke 88 'automotive' DVOM. It's a very good versatile meter, > but sadly requires display removal and zebra strip cleaning a couple of > times a year... have heard it's a common issue with this meter. > > If not done, many display elements begin to dim/fail. > > It's easy to clean, just pop out the display, remove the strips and > scrub their edges with a clean rag soaked with rubbing alcohol... takes > 3 min. Don't leave lint. > > Reassemble and the display again looks new! > > But for those who don't know how to do it, I'm sure Fluke charges a > bundle... or the owner buys another meter. > > Erik > >
They probably got the compression of the zebras wrong. They're pretty fussy. You might ask Fluke if there's a replacement struo that's a little shorter or longer that corrects this problem. Eventually, I'm pretty sure that this wiping will wear the carbon conductors, so it wouldn't hurt to have spares on hand.
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 rangerssuck <rangerssuck@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 11, 7:21&#2013266080;pm, Erik <s...@this.com> wrote: > > In article <jji3p4$8f...@dont-email.me>, xpzzzz <xpz...@nowhere.com> > > wrote: > > > > > Zebras as used in watch lcd connections. > > > > > What I want is a sheet with a grid of transverse conductors. > > > > > Also germane is the possibility of water leakage across the sheet. > > > > OT, but on the subject of LCD zebra strips: > > > > I have a Fluke 88 'automotive' DVOM. It's a very good versatile meter, > > but sadly requires display removal and zebra strip cleaning a couple of > > times a year... have heard it's a common issue with this meter. > > > > If not done, many display elements begin to dim/fail. > > > > It's easy to clean, just pop out the display, remove the strips and > > scrub their edges with a clean rag soaked with rubbing alcohol... takes > > 3 min. Don't leave lint. > > > > Reassemble and the display again looks new! > > > > But for those who don't know how to do it, I'm sure Fluke charges a > > bundle... or the owner buys another meter. > > > > Erik > > > > > > They probably got the compression of the zebras wrong. They're pretty > fussy. You might ask Fluke if there's a replacement struo that's a > little shorter or longer that corrects this problem. Eventually, I'm > pretty sure that this wiping will wear the carbon conductors, so it > wouldn't hurt to have spares on hand.
Been worrying about that... but they're at least on cleaning 10 now, and still going strong! A friend says he's seen aftermarket strips for the 88 on Ebay as well. Erik