A Spectrum of Colors

SparkX's new Qwiic Visible Spectrum Emitter is now available with a 10-Way Terminal & Socket.

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Hello and happy Friday, everyone! We're back once again with another new product post here at SparkFun Electronics! This week, we have two new products to show off and we'll start with the Qwiic Visible Spectrum Emitter, fresh from SparkX. After that, we take a look at a new 10-way Terminal & Socket for secure power sourcing! Now, let's jump in and take a closer look at this week's new products!

Qwiic Visible Spectrum Emitter

Qwiic Visible Spectrum Emitter


The Qwiic Visible Spectrum Emitter combines nine discrete LEDs spanning the visible spectrum from 455 to 720nm. Each LED emits light with a narrow peak wavelength, with one exception made for the phosphor-based green LED in the middle of the spectrum. We compromised on green so that all of the LEDs would be in the same luminous intensity ballpark without breaking the bank.

10-Way Terminal & Socket

10-Way Terminal & Socket


This is a rugged 10-way 3.5mm-pitch PCB terminal block & 3.5mm-pitch rising clamp screw socket. Ideal for robust I/O and power connections when paired together.

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  • Member #134773 / about a year ago / 2

    FWIW, the 10-Way Terminal & Socket is commonly called a "Phoenix connector", although I believe that name, like "Kleenex", is actually a trademark. The "plug and socket" style has an interesting use in things like automated manufacturing machines, where there's an electronic device (such as a PLC -- Programmable Logic Controller) that is connected to a whole bunch of sensors and things like motors and solenoids -- this style of connector allows for changing out the controller without the hassle of getting each and every one of those wires into the right place.

    I'm mentioning this here as it's a system that I've only run into in the past few years, despite having been "doing" electronics since the mid-1960s.

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