These Dupont style 2.54mm connector housings are used to make custom jumper cables for solderless breadboards or to go between male and female headers that are on standard 2.54mm (0.1″) centers.
- Qty 10 – Dupont 2.54mm Connector Housing 6-Pin
KEY FEATURES OF DUPONT 2.54MM CONNECTOR HOUSING 6-PIN:
- Fits standard Dupont style 2.54mm (0.1″) male and female pins
- Easy to add and change pins
Dupont style connectors are the ubiquitous connectors used for making solderless breadboard jumpers as they come in both male and female contacts that mate well with 2.54mm / 0.1″ standard male and female headers as well as solderless breadboard contacts.
Besides making custom jumpers, many items that are not solderless breadboard compatible can be made compatible by soldering wires to them and adding these connectors. They are also handy for making custom cables for connecting sensors and similar peripherals.
One nice feature is that the same housing can mount either male or female contacts making them flexible in their application. On multi-contact housings you can even mix contacts in the same housing in order to key it.
Another nice feature is the housings are also very easy to get contacts in and out of unlike most housings. if you decide you want to change from individual jumpers to one that has a 6-pin housing for hooking up to a sensor for instance, you can easily pop the single housings off and pop a 6-pin housing on.
There is a plastic tab that locks the contact in place. If this tab is lifted slightly, the contact slides out. If contacts don’t want to stay in the housing, the plastic tab can usually be pressed down a bit to help lock the contact in place.
To easily make cable assemblies, the standard 4, 8 or 12″ long DuPont style jumper cables with male-to-male, male-to-female and female-to-female pins can be stripped to the number of wires needed, the individual connectors removed and the pins inserted into these connectors without needing to do any crimping.
If crimping is required, we sell a crimper that can be used with these style of contacts, but many crimpers designed for small uninsulated contacts will work as well if you have already have something in the toolbox.
|Connector Type||Dupont 2.54mm connector housing|
|Number of Contacts||6|
|Dimensions||L x H x W||15.24 x 14 x 2.54mm (0.6 x 0.55 x 0.1″)|