The ubiquitous 2.54mm pitch connector. Known as the ‘DuPont’ or ‘Mini-PV’ connector – and often just plain ‘headers’. Matt Millman investigates the likely origins of that first moniker –
It’s a question many (including myself) have asked, and despite having written about these for years, haven’t been able to offer anything more than a vague explanation. The answer to this question unfortunately lives a long time in the past, perhaps 30 years ago, isn’t written down anywhere making it quite difficult to dig out.
I may now finally have connected the dots. […] Today eBay has connected us en-masse with the typically far eastern manufacturers of these connectors, which to-date, still don’t have an official name. Irrespective of whether not they could be purchased by the average joe, the average joe was seeing an awful lot of them. A name was needed.
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