Connectors - Wire

Wire and power cable connectors

Detachable cable / wire connectors fit together with a press fit or include a small hook to hold them securely in place. Typically used for power connections they allow you to remove or swap a power source for recharging. The connectors are normally keyed so they can only be joined in one way preventing reverse polarity disasters.

Small 2.1mm barrel jack connectors are commonly use on Arduino boards as a power input socket. Tamiya, JST, XT and T connectors are normally used for battery pack connections where a fair amount of current is at play.

Slip rings are a more permanent connector that allow one side of a multi wire connection to rotate continuously though 360° like a radar dish scanning the horizon.


JST SH Horizontal 6-Pin Connector - SMD

Code: SKU-000617

Here is a six pin horizontal 1.0mm pitch connector. It is useful if you need something very tiny as a connection. These are not the standard JST type connectors we use on most of our boards, but are actually the much smaller JST-SH type. Check the drawing below. Documents: Drawing

$ 1.20

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JST Vertical Connector

Code: SKU-000209

Two pin, compact surface mount connector. We really like the solid locking feeling and high current rating on these small connectors. Documents: Datasheet

$ 1.05

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Mega Pro Mini Cable - 8" (8-wire)

Code: SKU-000808

Handy 8-pin JST-SH connector with 8" wires for use with the Mega Pro Mini.

$ 1.40

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MIDI Connector - Female Right Angle

Code: SKU-000448

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.

$ 2.70

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OBD-II connector

Code: SKU-000521

OBDII is an on board diagnostics standard that is used on a large variety of cars. OBD-II provides access to numerous data from the engine control unit (ECU) and offers a valuable source of information when troubleshooting problems inside a vehicle.

$ 2.60

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RJ45 Ethernet MagJack-Compatible

Code: SKU-000196

Ethernet is now ubiquitous with embedded systems. Before you can get your set-top box on the internet, you’ll need one of these single port, RJ45 ethernet jacks with built in transformer (magnetics), status LEDs, and shielding. Documents: Datasheet

$ 3.65

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T Connector Male-Female Pair

Code: CCW-20104

These are generic connectors similar to the popular Deans Ultra Plug connectors. They are sold as matching male-female pairs and have a current rating of 50 A.

$ 2.00

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Tamiya Connector Pack, Female

Code: SKU-002902

This style of high-current connector is commonly used with the 7.2V sub-C battery packs that power many RC cars. The connector is keyed so that power cannot be reversed, and a latch secures the connection so that it will not become disconnected.

$ 4.90

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Tamiya Connector pair with cables

Code: CCW-20084

These Tamiya style connectors with cables are commonly found on sub-c NiMh battery packs used in model RC cars. The connectors are keyed so they can't be connected the wrong way around and are good for a lot of current. Pack contains one male, one female connector with 20cm, 18AWG cables attached.

$ 5.95

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TRS Audio Plug - 3.5mm (Metal)

Code: SKU-005706

TRS connectors are the audio-style connectors that you see on some phones, MP3 players and development boards. TRS stands for "Tip, Ring, Sleeve." If you're hacking on something that has a three-conductor audio jack, being able to plug straight in will keep your build clean and simple.

$ 1.75

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