Looking to add MIDI to your project? This is a female, 5-pin, right-angle DIN 5/180? connector which will interface with most standard MIDI cables.
The pins are spaced by just about 0.1", making these connectors easy to prototype with. The contacts are rated to 2A @100VAC and 1A @ 24VDC.
Keep an eye out for upcoming MIDI-based products using these connectors!
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Put it on a protoboard and rip out your circuit. Find the pinout and solder. Simple as it gets. This is the same part I replaced in a production midi drum set. It's "the part that gets used" as it were.