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Hi I am a new Arduino user and i don't know allot about Electronics i want to ask what is the different between 1 and 2 i can use 2 Instead 1 ?

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You're comparing apples to oranges. The item on the left looks like a dc power cable that plugs into the external dc barreljack of an UNO but the resolution of the photo is not good enough to actually confirm that. It just guess based on the general shape and appearance. The items on the right are breadboard jumper wires for wiring circuits on a breadboard. If the photo on the left is an ENLARGEMENT of a different type of jumper wire it is impossible to compare the two because one is a closeup and the other is from a distance. Post two photos taken from the same distance.

Both are jumper wire, you can either one, 1 have male header on the wire.

If 1 had a male DuPont on both ends then 2 would be the same as 1

Yeah. That's just wire.

  1. is male to female jumper with dupont connectors.

  2. are classic breadboard jumpers - solid core wire, pre-stripped and pre-bent, but no nice connectors. Probably cheaper, and great for working on breadboards. Not so great for other purposes.

Electrically, they're interchangable. Depending on what you're doing, one or the other may be more convenient.

is male to female jumper with dupont connectors.

Which, if you think about it, is nothing more than an extension jumper. The advantage is that it allows you to connect it to a .male to male jumper which is plugged into the breadboard.

raschemmel: Which, if you think about it, is nothing more than an extension jumper. The advantage is that it allows you to connect it to a .male to male jumper which is plugged into the breadboard.

Or connect components on flying leads.

Weedpharma

Or connect components on flying leads

Well heck, if you’re going to do that , why not just connect a breakout bd with flying leads ?

raschemmel: Well heck, if you're going to do that , why not just connect a breakout bd with flying leads?

I think that is what weedpharma was getting at.

Many components aren't bread board compatible, like the NRF24L01 breakouts and their dual row of pins.

I think that is what weedpharma was getting at.

Many components aren't bread board compatible, like the NRF24L01 breakouts and their dual row of pins

I beg to differ but I think that by "components" he meant discrete components like caps, resistors etc., rather than breakout boards. No one refers to a breakout bd as a "component" because, technically, it's not. It's a circuit. Circuits are comprised of components are they not ? Would you call a 7400 TTL chip a "component" ? Probably not. Would you call an ATmega328 a "component" ? I wouldn't call an NRF24L01 a component. No , I think he meant the word literally, not generally. The use of the word "component" in electronics is pretty specific. When you a apply for a job troubleshooting circuit boards, the wording in the job description is "able to troubleshoot to component level". That doesn't mean narrrow it down to a breakout board. That means narrow it down to the faulty transistor etc.

By components, I meant anything you want that may not fit on the breadboard, or, need to point in a direction that is not easy on the breadboard. IR sensor, PIR sensor.

Also to connect where you aren't using a breadboard and the pin configuration of you sensor does not allow direct plugin to the Arduino.

Lots of uses other than simple extender.

Weedpharma

Component

: one of the parts of something (such as a system or mixture) : an important piece of something

Online dictionary.

Weedpharma

That's about as general as you can get. It tells you absolutely nothing about the nature of the component. You can use it if you want but it's basically useless as a description because it describes nothing Moreover, it has nothing to do with electronics, where everything is specific. If you post on the forum saying, I have a circuit with some components and it's not working, what do you suppose the first reply will say ?

By components, I meant anything you want that may not fit on the breadboard, or, need to point in a direction that is not easy on the breadboard. IR sensor, PIR sensor.

This is exactly what I thought you meant. I don't think the online dictionary description is relevant to a discussion of electronic circuits. Those jumpers are ideally suited to the size pins used on all breakout boards , which includes the sensors you refer to. They wouldn't work for DIP chips and some small lead components like caps and resistors but they are perfect for any breakout board.

i can use 2 Instead 1 ?

Depends on whether you have male or female connections.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_of_connectors_and_fasteners

I want to ask, what is the difference between 1 and 2. Can I use 2 instead of 1?

raschemmel: You're comparing apples to oranges.

OK, fair point. How about 3?

Or would 4 be better?

I'm not so sure about 5. Could be good if we have zombies around.

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1 is jumper wire . 2 is jumper wire as well . 2 is usually used to make breadboard connections as their flat shape doesn't allow easy use , 1 is more flexible and can be used many places but makes a mess if you have lots of connections on a breadboard . 1 is male to female while 2 is always male to male . 2 is known as breadboard wire .

Nick, 1,2 and 3 are fruit so cannot be directly compared to 4 & 5.

I hope this clarifies your question.

Weedpharma ;)

weedpharma: Nick, 1,2 and 3 are fruit so cannot be directly compared to 4 & 5.

And what do you think 4 is? A banana?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_flies_like_an_arrow;_fruit_flies_like_a_banana

Is a banana a fruit or a herb?

Both. A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) is undoubtedly a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant: see 'Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?), though since commercially grown banana plants are sterile, the seeds are reduced to little specks. The banana plant is called a 'banana tree' in popular use, but it's technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or 'herb'), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.

I bow to your greater knowledge.

Weedpharma

Arman5592:
1 is jumper wire .
2 is jumper wire as well .
2 is usually used to make breadboard connections as their flat shape doesn’t allow easy use , 1 is more flexible and can be used many places but makes a mess if you have lots of connections on a breadboard .
1 is male to female while 2 is always male to male .
2 is known as breadboard wire .

Look to me that in 1 both are male dupont connectors.