Pitch of a Connector


#1

What is the “pitch” of a connector?

The pitch is the measurement from the center of one contact to the center of the next contact. The image below shows the measurement of the pitch from contact to contact and between each row. Please note that the pitch between contacts in each row and the pitch between rows are different in this case. They can be the same, but it must always be double checked for a connector with more than one row.


Do you need Digi-Key's help to Identify a Connector?
Ribbon Cable Pitch vs Connector Pitch
Common JST Connectors in RC applications
Wire Markings Printed on Cables - What do they mean?
#2

Sometimes finding the pitch of a connector is a lot harder than it sounds. Parts keep getting smaller and smaller with the advancements in technologies. Below is a tip that might help your measurements be more accurate and easier to make.


#3

We also offer a tool that can measure the pitch of connectors. CF825CA-ND:
image

There’s even a circuit board version: PC815CA-ND :slight_smile: