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I looked a fair bit for a discussion on how people physically connect to the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins, but could not find too many resources. I use my Pi's in vibration intensive, remote locations so having a dupont cable fall off the GPIO pin is a disaster.

I started to use screw on terminal hats like: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2711 and https://www.seeedstudio.com/GPIO-Screw-Terminal-Hat-for-Raspberry-Pi-p-4808.html and found these to be generally better than ordinary dupont connectors in terms of rarely getting disconnected. Being able to use thicker wires makes the wire itself also less likely to tear.

However, I wanted to ask: how do others who need them ensure strong connections?

(I did consider soldering, but personally have a really hard time not overlapping pins)

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  • not really pi specific – Jaromanda X Jan 14 at 4:32
  • If vibration is an issue you will have issues with other connectors. In any permanent product I wouldn't use dupont cables but a proper 40 pin IDC header. – Milliways Jan 14 at 5:33
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Use a ribbon cable instead of dupont cables, and use a latching pin header to keep the cable from unplugging.

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