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  1. vick5821

    vick5821

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    Hi,

    http://www.sparkfun.com/products/115
    I just want to know, for this type of header, is it like the hole in breadboard?
    When I plug in jumper wire, the connection will be tight or loose ? Need to confirm it..Cause what I get is not like in those breadboard one :(

    Thank you
     
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    I don't have the sparkfun type here, but a few others. These do accept component leads well. For thin leads/wires you may need to first solder a piece of thicker wire to the lead so the wire will have good contact in the female header.

    Harald
     
  3. jackorocko

    jackorocko

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    Yes they are like the ones in a breadboard with .1 pitch spacing. These are the same ones you will find on an arduino. If you want it to be a tight fit you should buy the male header pins that are the matching set to the female headers. Otherwise use a larger diameter wire till it is tight.
     
  4. vick5821

    vick5821

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    It doesnt have the klip like in breadbaord ?
     
  5. KMoffett

    KMoffett

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    No, they require a minimum size pin to make good contact. There is a gap in the internal female contact, unlike the white breadboards.

    Ken
     
  6. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    You can (very cheaply) get a stack of jumper wires with appropriate pins on each end.

    For an example, look here. (That's just a random example, they are available from many places)
     
  7. vick5821

    vick5821

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    Yes, I used a jumper wire :)
     
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