I am having a very hard time finding an answer to this, most likely because it is rather difficult to search for items without knowing the acronyms or names for the connector types.
I have a PCB that contains what I believe to be a JST-XH connector with an accompanying female cable:
What I would like to do is make a new PCB that would contain the female connector so the boards would essentially plug into each other – stacking the boards. My problem is that I am having a very difficult time finding a female PCB surface mount JST (or whatever it is) connector.
Does anyone know if such a thing exists? If not, I see a few alternative options:
however removing existing components is typically a tricky business so
this is not ideal..
Connect the two PCBs with standoffs and use ribbon cables between the connectors; or
Strip away the wire housing and treat the wire like a pin to solder to the second board, which is less than ideal and will most likely be unreasonably messy.
Does anyone have any ideas for a scenario like this?