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Conductor used to close/open a circuit by connecting/disconnecting a pair of circuit nodes on a PCB. Circuits can also be bypassed using this method by connecting circuit nodes in order to short out the circuit to be bypassed. Jumpers are often used to configure a PCB.

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Difference between jumper wires and jumper leads

I'd like to know what is the difference between a jumper wire and a jumper lead; sometime I found that they are synonims, other times I found that a jumper wire is the following: other times I found ...
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How to separate two boards joined by many folded jumper wires

I'm trying to fix an oven that is not heating. Based on voltage readings at the elements, I am highly suspicious of the relays. Apparently burnt relays or blown solder joints on the relays are a semi-...
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Can I put a 2 pin switch on breadboard busses?

I want to run a 12V battery into the breadboard busses, but they are 12 gauge wire so I want to use 2 pin screw terminals. The battery will power another device which also has 12 gauge wire so I'll ...
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Why can't my MOSFETs fit in my breadboard?

This is probably another question with obvious answers, but Googling didn't help. I bought an N-channel power MOSFET from Adafruit recently. I also bought a breadboard, also from Adafruit. However, ...
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Designing a PCB that allows to measure current

What is the best way to "debug" the current in a PCB? My (first!) PCB has a 220v->5v PS on it. I would like to measure how much current is using after the PS to monitor how far from the ...
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Female wires to connect 12V ECU to power supply?

I have extracted the ECU (engine control module) from car, however, this module has 3 pins that needs power input of 12V. Arduino jumper wires will not work as they won't withstand the current I need ...
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High current headers/ jumpers

The old fashioned way to configure a lot of boards is to use pin headers with their jumper cap, i.e.: https://www.tme.eu/en/details/jumper-kpl/pin-headers/connfly/ds1027-01-2ab801/ On my board I need ...
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SMD thermal Jumpers

I would like to know why thermal jumpers are used. If lets say that we use thermal jumpers in the circuit and they get either short or open during operation. How does it effect my heat performance of ...
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Resistor that can be placed like a jumper

I want to make a relay output to be configurable by the client as NO/NC or guarded by resistors (10k opened, 1k closed). A solution I have been thinking about uses resistors that can be placed like a ...
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Switch or Jumper or Relay?

I have already asked this question but again I am asking it with a clear view. As u can see in the diagram attached I need to divert power coming from inverter. I want to maintain the power flow ...
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Polygon not pouring over net tie pads in Altium

I am working with net ties in altium to link different ground signals. My net ties seem to work, no drc error, and I can link traces between them and objects of the same net. If I try to pour a ...
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Using net ties for star ground in Altium

I have been experiencing issues with net ties on altium. I am trying to join my separated analog and digital grounds at a single point (star ground) and I tried creating a net tie component to act as ...
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What is the purpose of this jumper in this amplifier schematic or PCB?

Some time ago I bought a little amplifier kit on Banggood based on the LM386 chip. After soldering the kit I tested it, and it worked great, so I decided to buy a few more of these kits to incorporate ...
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Male/female jumper wires for really small and close-to-each-other pins

I have a 20 pin 'male to male' 1mm pitch connector as shown in the included picture (I'm not sure if it's the correct name). One side will be soldered to the board, and the pins on the other side need ...
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Are pins supposed to have the same thickness by some standard?

I bought a DHT-22 temperature sensor, some other sensors, and some jumper cables. The cable and the pins on other sensors and a Raspberry Pi fitted well, but the pins on DHT-22 seem thinner. The ...
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What type of wire should i use to make a jumper on the PCB control board from my dryer? [closed]

Sorry for my ignorance on this topic. The relay (part G8P-1A4P 12VDC by Omron) on the PCB control board of my clothes dryer went bad. As a result, one of the pins and circle around the pin (sorry dont ...
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PIR motion sensor connected to Arduino sometimes does not detect a repeatable trigger

I have connected the PIR motion sensor HC-SR501 to an Arduino Uno and its jumper settings is set to H and GND. (This is not a physical jumper, but a small link that connects both H and GND.) It ...
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PCB hole metallization

Is it mandatory to metallize the holes for the DIP package on a single-sided printed circuit board? And is it necessary to metalize the holes for the jumpers if they are on the outside of the ...
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How do you call wire pins that can be used as jumpers with your breadboard?

I can't seem to find these things on electronics distributor websites. There is a bunch of various pins and connectors but I can't find these among them. What are they called? I tried "dupont 2.54mm ...
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Does Molex SlimStack round cable jumper exist?

Today I learned the following connectors are a SlimStack plug and receptacle. However, I only found flex cables jumpers, like this one. Is there a reason round cables don't exist for this sort of ...
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What is the purpose of the PCB jumpers in the attached image

Can someone please tell me what may be the purpose of the jumpers in the attached image? Why not use a PCB trace instead? Figure 1 The PCB is a part of an old Videocassette recorder (VCR)
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Connect rectangle pad to jumpers

I'd like to know some general approaches to creating DIY connectors for a custom PCB or card. Mainly I'd like to know how to connect some flat SMD pads to standard jumpers that would connect to a ...
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At what frequency does jumper wire stop functioning properly?

I have designed an IC with some digital circuitry requiring a 25 MHz clock signal. Now I'm designing a PCB to perform testing. My question is, would normal jumper wires be sufficient to pass a 25 MHz ...
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Permanent circuit board jumper - I have a RTC chip that kills soldered battery before clock set

If I wave solder in the battery, it begins draining rapidly until the RTC chip (clock) is set. So I installed a jumper. Now I manufacture without the jumper, and then in the bed of nails testing, I ...
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Can I link mismatched parts with jumper wires?

I'm out of my element here and I don't know much about electrical engineering so please excuse the bad terminology. A light on my car stopped working and it's a long story but the easiest way to fix ...
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SMD jumper design rules

The SMD jumper. One of the most basic devices on any board using SMD technology. Yet, considering devices from various sources and looking into the hints of designing it, I get differing techniques ...
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Alternatives to Jumpers?

I have a need to be able to connect a lead on a circuit to 1 of 5 different other leads. I think it’s obvious how I can accomplish this with jumpers or DIP switches or encoders. The wrinkle here is ...
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Dupont jump wire in order to replace 20 pin cable

Hello, I bought a mp5 player for my car and I didn't find the 20 pin cable for this player. My question is if I could replace it by Dupont jumper wires as the picture shows
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How to inteprepret jumper confiuration guide on PCB?

So I have a M.2 to mPCIe adapter board that unfortunately I don't have any documentation for. The purpose of the board is to allow for a 4g M.2 modem to connect to a PC with a mPCIe slot. Presumably ...
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Can I use individual strands in cat5 or cat6 solid core wire for pcb mods / jumper / repairs?

I have a small PCB repair I need to make. I am reading that wire-warp is a suitable option. I don't have any wire wrap, but I do have tons of cat5 and cat6 solid core wire. I was thinking about ...
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Flexible GPIO routing Arduino shield

I want to make a combined MIDI In/Out/Thru + MDX Output shield, so I can order/design just one shield for all my needs. It is intended to use the shield for Arduino Mega which has 4 UARTs, and I want ...
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How to join and connect two wires in one connector point professionaly in a high voltage PCB?

Regarding a HV (6KV) PCB design there is a part of the circuitry related to reed relay connection. I have chosen a HV relay (datasheet) with flying lead connection in order to separate physically LV ...
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Female to female jumper wires

Where are female to female jumper wires used? They only have provision to allow other wires to be plugged into so cannot be used on breadboards. So, practically, where are they used?
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What is the "socket" on Hirose DF13-series jumpers?

For this pre-crimped wire family with a "socket" at one or both ends: Hirose H*B**-101**-** with these mechanical drawings: All units expressed in mm. Here is ...
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Use lithium ion car jumpstarter to charge netbook? [closed]

I have a Gooloo car jump starter pack. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06X9R8QSY Can I use it to charge a small Gateway Nav50 netbook? What kind of adapter would I need? I suppose I could use ...
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Routing VCC with jumpers?

I'm trying to route a new VHF RF receiver (LO is 151MHz, RF is 162MHz). There's a pair of LC filters on this board, as well as a Si5351 oscillator and a crystal. From what I've read, an uninterrupted ...
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How to Indicate Bridged Solder Jumper for Production PCBA

If I would like to indicate to the PCBA manufacturer that a solder jumper position is to be "bridged" with a solder blob, what is the preferred way to indicate this? I have thought of the following ...
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SMD jumper vs current sense resistor

I need to use some sort of jumper to allow heavy current from terminal block to the relay pins: Dimensions shown in mm. I want to replace this trace with a jumper, preferably SMD. Going through ...
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Strange footprint labeled PJ## on laptop's motherboard

Today I came across a picture of a laptop motherboar (below). I noticed three strange looking small footprints, labelled PJ12, PJ36 and PJ37. The J may stand for jumper, and on the top left corner ...
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Jumper wire solution for short header pins /

I installed header pins that fit into a feather microcontroller, but since they are not double sided header pins, the top side is too short to attach normal jumper wires to. Is there some clean, non-...
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What component allows DIP to be connected with Dupont style jumper wires? [closed]

(sorry for the n00b/cringey question!) I've order an ADC chip and I realized upon receiving it that standard Dupont style jumper wires don't fit on standard integrated chips pins. I was wondering if ...
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Is there a better way to jumper 3 terminals together?

I can't find terminal block jumpers for sets of 3 and 5 terminals, just 10 and 2. So I took some 2-terminal jumpers and tried to accomplish what I needed to do but it looks unsightly and seems likely ...
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Locking header jumper

I want to implement a 3-header jumper setup in order to switch a microcontroller between two video modes on a PCB. I don't want to use just a standard switch as it doesn't seem appropriate for a ...
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MPU-9150 (IMU) AD0 address change

I have an MPU-9150 which uses I2C address 0x68 by default, but I'd like it to use address 0x69. This is possible by desoldering the 3-way AD0 "Jumper" on the breakout board. By default there are 3 ...
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Proteus ARES PCB - How do I wire a link pad to some component pad?

I'm designing a single side pcb, due to trail's density, I decided to use link wires in order to avoid overlap, but when I started routing, the software didn't allow me to connect any wire to link's ...
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What switch would replace a series of 6 pins linked by jumpers?

I've bought a small electronics kit - a function generator which produces a 1kHz signal in various waveshapes - square, sine, triangle and integrator. It's a basic kit on a single PCB (555 timer based)...
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Extending header pins

I have to access the 'small' part of soldered header pins. Female jumpers cannot be placed there as the small part is too small. So i thought extending the small part of the header pins so they can ...
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What's the right way to connect two exposed pins from a board to BNC?

For an ADC evaluation board like this one, where signals go in through exposed pins, I'd like to have the signals come from a BNC cable (or SMA). However, I'm concerned about noise. What's the right ...
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Which jumper wire to use to connect MSP430F5529 with a breadboard?

Which type of jumper wires will I need in order to connect this MSP430 to a breadboard to build simple circuits? Are all jumper wires equal or is there special ones to supply power vs. those used for ...
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FT232RL USB to serial : 5V or 3.3V set by jumper

I've just bought a cheap FT232RL USB To serial adapter (EAN: 0680004529143). It does not come with a manual and the short description simply mention: USB power supply, can choose 5V or 3.3V ,set by ...
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