Servo Cable - Female to Female

This is a 12" servo cable. This comes in very handy when your servo is further away from the controller than the wire on the servo allows. Female connector on one end goes to controller and the female connector on the other mates with male pins commonly found on a controller board (such as a UAV controller or the ArduPilot). This cable does not easily connect to servos but connects great with receivers. Wire can also be used as a simple 0.1" jumper cable.

Note: The plastic shrouds come pre-installed on this servo cable. Though it is difficult, they can be removed with a little effort.

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  • rmeyer / about 11 years ago / 2

    It is simple to convert these to a servo extension cable- I use them all the time. Just snip off a three-pin section of 0.10" straight breakaway header and plug it into one side to make it a male. For better pin engagement, push the header pins through the plastic base until the length is equal on both sides. For a really secure connection a small piece of electrical tape wrapped around the finished connection keeps everything in place. I prefer to stock only female-female extensions because I use them the most. When I do need male-female, I just use this method.

  • Member #549307 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bob: I just ordered some of these for the purpose of using them in an electric helicopter I am changing around. I do hope they suit my purpose. It would help if the Wire Gauge were listed in the description, it is an important consideration of the product. So far I have only the best impression of SparkFun, sure hope it gets even better, as others have mentioned.

  • rmeyer / about 11 years ago / 1

    Also... it took some searching to locate these cables. Why on earth are they not listed under the "Cables" heading??

  • Otzen42 / about 12 years ago * / 1

    FYI, use care when trying to remove the shrouds that come on the ends. They are VERY tight, and I have had a problem with the inner plugs cracking and breaking on some of mine when I tried to remove the shroud.

    • Member #232626 / about 12 years ago / 1

      How did you remove the shrouds successfully? Is there a way to easily release them?

      • Member #374429 / about 12 years ago / 1

        For future readers, I want to share my method of removing the shrouds.

        Look at the front of the shroud; you should see that the opening (like the plug) isn't rectangular; it's keyed (two corners are 90-degree angles, but the other two have the corners cut off at a 45). From the plug end of the shroud, slip in the blade of a hobby knife and keep pushing it forward (off the plug). This should depress the latch built into the shroud, and it should release and pop off.

      • Otzen42 / about 12 years ago / 1

        Not really, I used a pair of fine Needle Nose Pliers to break the shrouds off since I didn't need them. Once you have a crack all the way down the shroud it comes off pretty easy.

  • baum / about 13 years ago / 1

    Could I use 2 of these to make an ICSP header extension cord?

  • I wish I read Niklas comment before I buy 10 of this cable. It is very thick and useless for servo extension. SFE should make this clear to customers and change the misleading photos!!!

    • The pictures are accurate and is exactly what you are buying. Contact if you are unhappy with your purchase, they can take care of you.

      • Mentioning the cable AWG and Weight in grams will help. I was looking for AWG32 when I bought this. Unfortunately SFE is not listing any other options for the cable and I will not be able to replace it. Thanks for your reply.

  • Niklas / about 14 years ago / 1

    Notice that the three wires in this servo cable are very thick, and does not bend very well. Hardly useable in small scale robotics.

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