Molex angled KK type footprint?


#1

Hi,

curious if someone made a library for the molex KK type with angled connector.
I can’t seams to find it and a bit too lazy to make my own foot print today…

thats the one I’m looking for.
https://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0022053031_PCB_HEADERS.xml

since molex has many names for the series 7478, models KK 254, and even a different name for part# the kicad format footprint is probably out there but I’ve missed it…

if not I`ll make my own this weekend and learn to perfect mastering stepup again :slight_smile:


#2

Right now we don not have these in the official lib. The vertical connectors are scripted using this script: https://github.com/pointhi/kicad-footprint-generator/blob/master/scripts/Connector/Connector_Molex/conn_molex_kk_254_tht_top.py


#3

I made some i while ago. Maybe you can use them as a starting point: https://github.com/SnowMB/pcb_library

Feel free to use them as you like.


#4

Thanks @SnowMB !!

I guess I should use the regular KK connector library shema and then in PCBnew simply swap with your 3d ?


#5

In schema i always used the generic connector with enough pins. Then choose one of my footprints. There are also step 3d models included, but you have to re-enable them yourself i think. I worked with a dedicated environment variable for my private library. But you can see the transformation in the footprint file.


#6

what version are this library made for ? I’m still running 4.07 at the office and when I try to import I get invalid… guess it’s version reason ?!


#7

Might be. I’ve done this in 5.0


#8

yea, works perfectly on 5!
Thank you sir :slight_smile: