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chucky4444

Hello,

I am trying to find the 3 and 4 pin female connectors used in most of the shields and sensors but I can't find the exact name. Some people call them 3 pin Molex C-GRID. I would lke to know if there is another brand with the equivalent connector and where can I buy them.
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James C4S

By 3 and 4 did you mean 6 and 8?

They are called "headers" or "sockets".
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roncoop

If you're talking about the female headers that run down the sides of the Arduino, search "Break Away Female Headers" on sparkfun.

I recently got a wire stuck in one that I couldn't get out so I replaced the header.  The breakaway headers come with 40 pins and you can cut them down to whatever size you like.

Also, they're .1" spacing, helps to know that for searches.

Good luck.

Erni

If you are thinking of the kind of connectors used on this shield

http://www.nuelectronics.com/estore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=20

The white connectors, are also called JST-XH, and can be bougt in hobby stores. They are used as balancer connectors on many LiPo batteries.

chucky4444

I am thinking more in this kind:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arduino-V4-Sensor-Shield-digital-analog-servos-module-/251015893447?pt=UK_AudioElectronicsVideo_Video_TelevisionSetTopBoxes&hash=item3a71b691c7#ht_3753wt_1297

the black ones used for analog i/o 3pin and the 4 pin for I2C. They use to be in many sensor shields too. the white ones you mention are similar but not exactly the same.
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MarkT

Standard 0.1" breakaway headers... you can get them double width (and presumably treble width?) or just put 3 rows in for a slab of servo connections.
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chucky4444

They are not the SIL connectors but the other ones. Thanks though
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