Jumpers & Shunts

Jumpers and shunts are devices used in circuits to close, open or bypass part of the circuit. Jumpers are often used in the design of printed circuit boards such as motherboards, whereas shunts have a wide range of applications, such as in Christmas tree lights where they can bypass faulty bulbs.

How do jumpers and shunts work?

Jumpers work by using pairs of contact points called jumper points to complete the circuit when the jumper sleeve is connected to them, creating another path for the current in a circuit. The jumper is electrically conductive, but usually encased in a plastic block to ensure that the jumper will not cause a short.

Shunts work by creating a low resistance path in the circuit, so that the current may pass around another point. This can be useful when one part of a circuit is defective.

Types of jumpers and shunts

Jumpers and shunts can have differing numbers of contacts and rows, as well as being of varying sizes. The contact material and plating can also differ.


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Description Price Type Number of Contacts Pitch Gender Colour Number of Rows Length Width Depth Series Contact Material Contact Plating Orientation Maximum Contact Resistance
RS Stock No. 251-8503
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.788
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8569
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.996
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 75mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8575
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.959
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top, Handle Pull 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 14mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8531
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.045
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Red 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8525
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.001
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Yellow 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8519
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.001
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Blue 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8581
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.783
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 3 2.54mm Female Black 1 7.62mm 6.5mm 4.95mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 30mΩ
New
RS Stock No. 212-5490
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.47
Each
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Jumper Link 2 6.1mm Male Beige 1 - 6.1mm - RS Pro Copper Alloy Tin Straight -
RS Stock No. 251-8698
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.944
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Red 1 4.98mm 5.97mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin Straight 7mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8682
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.84
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 5.97mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin Straight 7mΩ
New
RS Stock No. 212-5491
BrandRS PRO
MYR11.50
Each
units
Jumper Link 10 6.1mm Male Beige 1 - 60.4mm - RS Pro Copper Alloy Tin Straight -
RS Stock No. 251-8626
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.414
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 8 2.54mm Female Black 1 20.32mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8553
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.001
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Green 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 162-1290
Mfr. Part No.3132512020470
MYR8.129
Each (In a Box of 250)
units
Jumper 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.08mm 6mm 2.5mm - Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 481-0766
Mfr. Part No.609251220001
MYR10.582
Each (In a Lot of 5)
units
Jumper 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.08mm 6mm 2.5mm - Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 674-2397
Mfr. Part No.AKSCT/Z BLACK
MYR2.813
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 6.5mm - 2.44mm - Brass Tin Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 745-4918
Mfr. Part No.382811-6
MYR0.662
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 63.45mm 6.35mm 2.54mm AMPMODU Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel Straight -
RS Stock No. 896-7554
Mfr. Part No.98266-0128
BrandMolex
MYR12.96
Each
units
Jumper 12 0.5mm - Grey 1 152mm 0.5mm - 98266 Copper Tin Straight 730 Ω
RS Stock No. 771-0120
Mfr. Part No.68786-202LF
MYR0.85
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female White 1 5.03mm 5.08mm 2.49mm Mini-Jump Copper Alloy Gold over Nickel Straight 15mΩ
RS Stock No. 863-2762
Mfr. Part No.68786-102LF
MYR0.561
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Jumper 2 2.54mm Female White 1 5.03mm 2.49mm 5.08mm Mini-Jump Copper Alloy Gold - 15mΩ