What's the name of the jack that...

That is used to hook batteries, plugs and such into the arduino?

CONN PWR JACK 2.1X5.5MM HIGH CUR

dang.. where can I buy one of these that isn't online? I don't feel like waiting for another part for awhile.

Unfortunately Radio Shack doesn’t seem to have a Canadian presence, or I would point you there (enercell adaptaplug M, and a 9 or 12 volt enercell wall wart). Plus if you rummage around in the electronic parts cabinets located back in the store, you should be able to find things in the power adapter/plug section.

If you are looking for a plug into the wall, if you have any second hand computer stores, many of them have bins of old wall warts. Just take your Arduino with you, and look until you find one that is enough voltage (7-12 volts, 6 volts in a pinch) and has right size plug (which is why you bring in the Arduino).

I would also look in dollar stores for universal chargers/wall warts. You might want laptop chargers instead of cell phone, since 2.1mm doesn’t seem as common for cell devices.

If you don’t find it in the cheaper places, look in the computer stores (Microcenter, Fryes, etc.), big box stores (Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc.) or office supply stores (Staples, Office max), but often times the prices of cables are high, particularly for universal laptop chargers.

Look at dipmicro.com, they are in Niagara Falls, should be quick delivery to Ontario. http://www.dipmicro.com/store/KLDX-0202-A

If you need a panel mount version instead: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=090-488 http://www.mpja.com/prodinfo.asp?number=18549+PL

You could try to find a generic AC adapter that has a 2.1mm jackplug and cut the cord.

Edit: Oops. Since that isn't what you are looking for my suggestion isn't very good. :roll_eyes:

Today seems like a good day for a plug vs jack definition.

OP asked for a jack, and people are offering info on getting plugs. :)

"Today seems like a good day for a plug vs jack definition.

OP asked for a jack, and people are offering info on getting plugs."

Which is good, because I meant plug instead of jack :).

Thanks all for your help!

nate890:
dang… where can I buy one of these that isn’t online? I don’t feel like waiting for another part for awhile.

If you aren’t too far from Toronto you might want to check-out this store.

thanks for the link!