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I'm planning on building a board with a bunch of logic gates on to experiment with. I'm looking for a kind of cable that I've seen before but don't know the name of. It basically connects to a solid pin, and is stackable (see attached picture). What is the name of such cables?

Thanks.

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In a catalogue, look for 4 mm plugs. In daily life, they're known as banana plugs.

The 4 mm plugs you show are stackable but they also come in plain male plugs. Check when ordering that you have the stackable ones.

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The most common term I've seen for this type of connector is "(stackable) banana plugs". They're frequently used for home stereo speakers as well as for test equipment.

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From drawing, that's cables with "stackable" banana plug, probably 4mm (0.16 in). Note, that there are several variants of 4mm ones, that differ by length. If that's 2mm (can't tell without scale on photo) , there is only one kind widely known.

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this type of cable are commonly called jumper cables. I have used them many times for prototyping a circuit with bread board.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ These are jumper cables: google.com/search?q=jumper+cables&tbm=isch \$\endgroup\$
    – pipe
    May 6, 2017 at 5:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ That are jumper cables for car. These are also called jumper cables. Here is a link @pipe : google.co.in/… \$\endgroup\$ May 6, 2017 at 6:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ jumper cables arduino shows me this type, meant for breadboards. Not what the user asks about. \$\endgroup\$
    – pipe
    May 6, 2017 at 6:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ @pipe actually , I agree. In general such cables called jumper cables or, but it is general term, that doesn't refer to connectors used, it's purpose of the cable. This particular kind of jumpers often called "banana plugs". Association with car booster cables is due to term jump start, which also gives them name jump leads. Usually jumper got a "crocodile" clamp on one side and "banana" on other, but "banana-to-banana" exists too \$\endgroup\$
    – Swift
    May 6, 2017 at 7:25

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