Where should I start when trying to identify this connector on a WaveShare epaper hat? I've browsed through more Mouser pages than I want to think about. The manufacturer (WaveShare) has been downright unhelpful. Additionally, what crimp ends are appropriate for this type of connector? enter image description here

I think I've narrowed this down to the following categories which still yields ~400 results:

  • Connector > Header & Wire Housing
  • 8 Position
  • 1 Row
  • Pitch ~2.5-2.54
  • Female

What can I do to further narrow down this search?

Here are a few more pictures of the male and female parts of this connector. enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

EDIT: As requested, here are images of the crimp-on ends for completeness enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

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    \$\begingroup\$ Please eject one pin on the cable-end of the connector and take a picture of the pin crimped to the wire. \$\endgroup\$ – Dwayne Reid Dec 19 '19 at 21:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ upvote for the really good visual documentation \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Dec 20 '19 at 0:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Not 2.5-2.54 mm though... \$\endgroup\$ – jcaron Dec 20 '19 at 0:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @jcaron How can you tell that it's not 2.5? \$\endgroup\$ – Aaron Ciuffo Dec 21 '19 at 8:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ @AaronCiuffo Because that's what the spec sheet says, and because I can find a connector that looks like it in 2.0 but not in 2.5 or 2.54. I have a similar connector on another board (exactly the same, just 10 pins instead of 8) and it's clearly 2.0 as well. \$\endgroup\$ – jcaron Dec 21 '19 at 12:11

I believe it's a JST PH 2.0 connector.

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Waveshare's product page for the e-Paper HAT says the package includes a "PH2.0 20cm 8Pin x1" which then made things quite easy :-)

The connector is a JST PHR-8, available here or here for instance.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you! This looks correct, but I just want to verify the end before I buy yet another wrong connector. I'm feeling really dense; for the life of me, I can't find a mention of the PH2.0 on the link above. \$\endgroup\$ – Aaron Ciuffo Dec 21 '19 at 8:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ On the linked page, go to the "Package content" tab at the bottom. It states "PH2.0 20cm 8Pin x1" and even has a picture of the cable. To be sure it's 2.0, measure from the first to the last pin (you should find precisely 14 mm), and divide by 7. \$\endgroup\$ – jcaron Dec 21 '19 at 12:14

Probably, this is a JST connector, but there are quite some different ones (you'll have to measure relevant dimensions to find the specific one). If it's not a JST, Molex has some similar connectors.

Searching the web is in deed not easy. When I look for a specific connector I usually go to my favorite distributer's website. I find criteria like "number of contacts" and "pitch" not helpful, instead I'd select "wire-to-board connectors" and go through product families/series. Of course you can odd out all connectors with a pitch that is obviously not right.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Because there are so many similar connectors, it's important to see one of the pins crimped to the wire. That will help narrow down the possibilities. \$\endgroup\$ – Dwayne Reid Dec 19 '19 at 22:07

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