In 2006, Lego discontinued their "wire and plate" pieces. Here is a picture: enter image description here

For a project, we need this kind of "top down" flat connector - the thinner the better. I'm not asking for a specific product recommendation, but I am trying to understand what I should be searching for. How is this kind of connector best described?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Won't breadboard suffice? \$\endgroup\$ – Harry Svensson Feb 18 '18 at 17:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ Or just google "female header". \$\endgroup\$ – Harry Svensson Feb 18 '18 at 18:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ they discontinued that one but introduced a new one : shop.lego.com/en-CA/LEGO-Power-Functions-Extension-Wire-20-8871 \$\endgroup\$ – Daniel P Feb 18 '18 at 19:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ use descriptive words to limit your question, for example: "must be snap-on,snap-off, very low profile, multi-pole connector" "Pin headers are not suitable because" "single wire Snap Fasteners have too large a footprint" \$\endgroup\$ – david Feb 18 '18 at 22:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ how about the snap connectors used on 9V batteries? theyre about as high as a lego plate \$\endgroup\$ – Jasen Feb 19 '18 at 4:07

These 2 connectors came to my mind:

Female header for smaller current needs


Banana plug for larger current needs

banana plug


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