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Vernier Breadboard Cables Troubleshooting and FAQs

Breadboard Cable (Analog), order code BB-BTA, $12
Breadboard Cable (Digital), order code BB-BTD, $11

TROUBLESHOOTING
The Vernier Breadboard Cables are fairly simple. One end of the cable is either a British Telecom Analog (BTA) plug or a British Telecom Digital (BTD) plug that connects to a Vernier interface. At the other end of the cable, individual wires have been exposed so that it can be connected to a standard electronics prototyping board or similar device (like a National Instruments ELVIS).

If you are having difficulties with a Breadboard Cable, verify the following:
1. The Breadboard Cable is securely seated in the prototyping board.
2. The BTA/BTD plug is seated correctly in the Vernier interface, e.g. LabQuest Mini or SensorDAQ.
3. The correct pins are being accessed on the prototyping board; pin out specifications can be found below.

USAGE TIPS
Vernier Breadboard Cables provide an easy way to connect homemade sensors to a Vernier interface.
Example of a homemade analog sensor: Light Intensity Sensor project
Example of a homemade digital sensor: Photogate project

RELATED TIL ENTRIES
TIL 818: Where can I find BTA and BTD connectors and sockets?
TIL 1952: Can I use Vernier BTA sensors with a different A-to-D converter?
TIL 1418: Instrumentation Amplifier Troubleshooting and FAQs
TIL 93: Could I use one of your interfaces to connect the output of my third-party GC to your software?
TIL 698: What are the nominal gain settings for the Instrumentation Amplifier?
TIL 3334: How do I use my homemade sensor with Logger Pro?

SPECIFICATIONS
Pin Information for BB-BTA
3332-bb-bta_pin_diagram.jpg

Pin Information for BB-BTD
3332-bb-btd_pin_diagram.jpg

Details on how to connect a device or homemade sensor to a Vernier interface via a Breadboard Cable can be found: TIL 3334: How do I use my homemade sensor with Logger Pro?

Pin out specifications for the BTA and BTD plugs can be found here: http://www.vernier.com/support/sensor-pinouts/

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
Digital Protoboard Adapter, order code BTD-ELV, $12
Analog Protoboard Adapter, order code BTA-ELV, $10
Vernier Arduino Interface Shield, order code BT-ARD, $29

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