As I am new to electronicsm I’ve got a few questions about cables.
I am installing an arduino in my garage, and a LCD-screen and some buttons in my house. I need to run six cables from point A to point B, and I’d like the intallation to be as easy as possible, so I thought I might just use a long (20 meter) cat5 og cat6 cable. The cable is 24awg - will this be a problem? As all my jumper wires are 22awg, I mean?
I am also in the process of getting a crimping tool and some dupont connectors off of eBay, to connect (among other things) this project. Now, as I am searching, I’ve found a good supplier of pins, and a crimper that’ll work. But when it comes to the housing for the pins - the small plastic-thingys - the listings say either female or male. Now, this I don’t get. I thought the housings were uni, and the pins are male/female. Am I misunderstanding something here? Do I need to get seperate housings for female and male, or can I use the same housings, but just different pins?