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

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umpers and shunts work?

Jumpers work 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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RS Stock No. 680-2394
Mfr. Part No.881545-2
TWD3
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Handle, Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.08mm 2.5mm 10.9mm AMPMODU NOVO Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel Straight 15mΩ
RS Stock No. 135-5103
Mfr. Part No.881545-2
TWD38,417
1 Bag of 14000
Bag(s)
Handle, Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.08mm 2.5mm 10.9mm AMPMODU NOVO Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel Straight 15mΩ
RS Stock No. 165-0877
Mfr. Part No.2106154-1
TWD44
Each (In a Bag of 40)
units
Board to Board 2 9.2mm Female Natural 1 22.5mm 14.4mm 6.3mm - Copper Alloy Tin - -
RS Stock No. 160-3739
Mfr. Part No.D3081-B01
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
Uninsulated - 6.35mm - - - 9mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 162-741
Mfr. Part No.63.9352-21
TWD148
Each
units
Closed Top, Handle Pull 2 6mm Male Black 1 11.6mm 19.4mm 5.6mm KS2 - Gold Straight -
RS Stock No. 718-1682
Mfr. Part No.2106154-1
TWD43
Each
units
Board to Board 2 9.2mm Female Natural 1 22.5mm 14.4mm 6.3mm - Copper Alloy Tin - -
RS Stock No. 251-8503
BrandRS Pro
TWD11
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. 270-6261
Mfr. Part No.90059-0007
BrandMolex
TWD5
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.1mm 2.54mm 4.85mm C-Grid Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 15mΩ
RS Stock No. 863-2951
Mfr. Part No.71363-202LF
TWD6
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Shunt 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.03mm 2.49mm 9.14mm Mini-Jump Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel - 15mΩ
RS Stock No. 132-0765
Mfr. Part No.M22-1910005
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2mm Female Blue 1 3.9mm 3.5mm 1.95mm - Beryllium Copper Gold Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 181-5623
Mfr. Part No.D308898
BrandHARWIN
TWD25
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
Closed Top 2 10.16mm Male Black 1 15.1mm 12mm 3.2mm - Brass Gold Straight -
New
RS Stock No. 173-0820
Mfr. Part No.M7567-05
BrandHARWIN
TWD4
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 6.3mm 5mm 2.3mm - Phosphor Bronze Gold Straight 25mΩ
RS Stock No. 674-2375
Mfr. Part No.AKSNT/Z BLACK
TWD6
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.6mm - 2.44mm - Brass Tin Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 181-5639
Mfr. Part No.D308899
BrandHARWIN
TWD35
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
Closed Top - 10.16mm Male Red - 17mm 15.1mm - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 863-2800
Mfr. Part No.68786-202
TWD4
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Shunt 2 2.54mm Female White 1 5.03mm 2.49mm 5.08mm Mini-Jump Copper Alloy Gold - 15mΩ
New
RS Stock No. 158-5607
Mfr. Part No.MNT-108-BK-G
BrandSamtec
TWD108
1 Box of 1
Box(es)
Multi Position Shunt 8 2.54mm Female Black 1 10.16mm 5.08mm 6.1mm MNT Phosphor Bronze Gold Straight -
RS Stock No. 797-8972
Mfr. Part No.15-29-1024
BrandMolex
TWD11
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.08mm 2.54mm 8.81mm C-Grid Phosphor Bronze Gold Straight -
RS Stock No. 795-0791
Mfr. Part No.1-382811-6
TWD32
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 5.08mm 6.35mm - AMPMODU Phosphor Bronze Gold over Nickel Straight 1000MΩ
RS Stock No. 180-9375
Mfr. Part No.M22-1930005
BrandHARWIN
TWD5
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Open Top 2 2mm Female Grey 1 3.9mm 3.5mm 1.95mm - Beryllium Copper Gold Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 745-7078
Mfr. Part No.M7565-05
BrandHARWIN
TWD9
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Grey 1 6.3mm 5mm 2.3mm - Phosphor Bronze Gold Straight 25mΩ