Polarized Connectors - Header (2-Pin)

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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 (2-Pin) Product Help and Resources

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2-pin Male Header Only

PRT-08233 only has the 2-pin Male Header. the picture is confusing. Try looking at this picture [ https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0jwgLkjMWzDVFV2SzR5aFBTMWM ] .

You will still need to order the crimp pins [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8100 ] and 2-pin female polarized housing [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8095 ]. Make sure that you are using crimp tool [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13193 ] for the female housing.

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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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  • cdv123cdv / about 12 years ago / 2

    what would be the proper crimping tool for the crimp pins?

  • sraque / about 9 years ago / 1

    If these are meant to mate with 8095 (so I saw in a comment reply for that product) the picture is incorrect.

  • Member #481878 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Can somebody post a picture of how these connectors look when connected to wire on both ends? Are these wire to wire connectors....?

    • JerZ / about 10 years ago / 1

      These are male headers. They have pins on the bottom that get soldered to a PCB and male pins with a latch on top (to help prevent it from being plugged in backwards) for plugging a female connector into. The wires are only on the female connector end and are sold separately. I realize this is an old post, but I thought I'd leave this here for future visitors that are wondering the same thing.

  • Revantine / about 12 years ago / 1

    Are the pins long enough for a breadboard? Or can they be shifted adequately to function?

  • Bret Mattingly / about 14 years ago / 1

    As I understand it, these headers have a latch on them, yes? Making them not only good for polarized connections but connections which need a rigid, but not semi-permanent connection?

  • Do you have Eagle footprints for this header and the larger versions you sell?

    • VinceC / about 13 years ago / 2

      It's a Molex connector - try con-molex 22-23-2021 in the Eagle lbr.

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