Does Digikey Sell a 0.1" pin/socket connector set?

I’m currently using “Jumper Wire Contact Pin Connector w/ Strain Relief Male” Velleman WJW008 and “Jumper Wire Contact Pin Connector w/ Strain Relief Female” Velleman WJW007 that I picked up at a local electronics hobby store. I’m wondering if Digikey sells a similar item.

I’m working in designing an open source “kit” in support of an Open Source Covid-19 project, and we’d like to use Digikey as a one stop shop location.

What I’m looking for is a connector kit, than enables you to solder a wire to the insert, then place that metal insert into a hardshell plastic housing. These are spaced small enough (0.1" square) to fit multiple sockets onto a single 0.1" header. Here is an image of a typical female connector.

At first three glances I’m not seeing anything, but I’m not sure the best search terms to use.
Note: we’re actually using just the female metal insert to make it easy to soldering wires to a potentiometer, with pins designed for insertion to a circuit board. Our form factor does not support the use of a board. We’re doing it simple:

  1. solder wire to insert
  2. place insert on potentiometer pin
  3. solder insert to pot.
  4. Add heat shrink.

Any ideas on an alternative that make that job easy?

Many thanks, LB.


Connector systems of this type are something of an industry standard, with inter-mating products available from multiple sources. What I understand you to refer to as a “insert” would be known as a “contact” in industry parlance, some examples of which would be 952-3097-1-ND, WM2510CT-ND and WM2581CT-ND

Almost without exception, such items are designed to be applied to a wire by means of crimping, requiring either a suitable crimping tool or an unsuitable crimping tool and a lot of patience & manual dexterity… Given the use you describe as simply a mechanical aid to soldering leads to a potentiometer however rather than their intended function as a pluggable interconnect, I would suggest skipping the piece altogether and soldering leads directly. This would reduce the number of necessary solder joints by half, without posing any great difficulty for anybody handy with a soldering iron.