Polarized Connectors - Header (6-Pin)

Polarized connectors and headers for your perf board/PCB projects. Use these connectors for power connections or any sensor/general connection to prevent users from connecting the peripheral incorrectly or reversed.

This is for the male header. Be sure to order the housing and crimp pins!

Pins have standard 0.1" spacing.

Polarized Connectors - Header (6-Pin) Product Help and Resources

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Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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  • -------------------- Tech Support Tips/Troubleshooting/Common Issues --------------------

    6-pin Male Header Only

    PRT-08094 only has the 6-pin Male Header. The picture is confusing. Try looking at this picture [ https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0jwgLkjMWzDQmZDS1h4T0g0UXM ] .

    You will still need to order the crimp pins [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8100 ] and 6-pin female polarized housing [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/8099 ]. Unfortunately, the female polarized housing is retired from our catalog. Make sure that you are using crimp tool [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13193 ] for the female housing.

  • threadzless / about 10 years ago / 2

    Just to confirm, buying one of these will only get me one 6 pin header, without the thing you put the crimped wires into right?

    • JetpacksWasYes / about 9 years ago / 2

      Correct. You will also need the Housing (PRT-08099) and the Crimp Pins (PRT-08100) to make this work.

  • Josh Young / about 9 years ago / 1

    How do you have this in stock when you have retired the housing?

    • Member #473674 / about 8 years ago / 1

      I didn't realize that the housings where discontinued when I bought the headers so now I've got a few of them without mating connectors. However, I found that tying your wires to the pins on a female header (PRT-11894) works beautifully. The wires are obviously not contained in the plastic, nor does this take advantage of the polarized header, but it works, and it's better than just throwing these away!

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