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This is, fundamentally, a 10 pin IDC cable, with an extra 6 pin socket at the end. Between the 10 pin plug near one end and the 6 pin plug at the end, the IDC cable is taken apart and the individual wires inserted into the 6 pin socket with the correct orientation.
It’s a very clever way to solve the problem at hand, but the issue is that separating the individual wires of ribbon cable dramatically weakens them. The reason I show up as a “verified purchaser” is that I had to replace the one that came with my Pocket AVR programmer.
After the second failure, I’ve taken to crimping individual 26 gauge wires and inserting them into DIP headers (5x2 on one end, 3x2 on the other) instead.
It is easy to use
I’ve seen some complaints here and there of issues with this cable, and where I can’t speak for them I will say that I have had no issue with mine personally.