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From the "Half the battle is knowing what to search for on DigiKey" deptartment

What are these connectors commonly called, and what would I search for if I wanted to buy sets of male/female pairs with a specific gauge of wire pre-attached?

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Adafruit calls this style of connector "JST" or "JST SM", for the (original) manufacturer, Japan Solderless Terminal.

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Generically these are just polarized header connectors. Sometime they are referred to as Molex connectors, but this is just one manufacturer. (I think the Molex SPOX range seems to be the closest match)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Here's something I don't understand then: these are wire-to-wire connectors; I thought "headers" were specifically for wire-to-board connections. \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Atkins Mar 26 '11 at 18:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ The Molex SPOX page is under "wire to board" connectors, so that's not what I want, hence the down vote, sorry. \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Atkins Mar 26 '11 at 18:48

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