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. 251-8682
BrandRS PRO
$0.561
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Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 5.97mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin Straight 7mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8569
BrandRS PRO
$0.609
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 75mΩ
RS Stock No. 909-4382
Mfr. Part No.M50-1900005
BrandHARWIN
$0.401
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Jumper 2 1.27mm Female Black 1 2.5mm 1.5mm 3mm Archer M50 Copper Alloy Gold over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8503
BrandRS PRO
$0.602
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 674-2397
Mfr. Part No.AKSCT/Z BLACK
$0.431
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 6.5mm - 2.44mm - Brass Tin Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 173-0829
Mfr. Part No.M22-1900005
BrandHARWIN
$0.227
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Open Top 2 2mm Female Black 1 3.9mm 3.5mm 1.95mm - Beryllium Copper Gold Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 180-9353
Mfr. Part No.M22-1900005
BrandHARWIN
$0.437
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Open Top 2 2mm Female Black 1 3.9mm 3.5mm 1.95mm - Beryllium Copper Gold Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8575
BrandRS PRO
$0.662
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 251-8581
BrandRS PRO
$0.808
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Open Top 3 2.54mm Female Black 1 7.62mm 6.5mm 4.95mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 636-5347
Mfr. Part No.M22-1900046
BrandHARWIN
$0.442
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Open Top 2 2mm Female Black 1 3.9mm 3.5mm 1.95mm - Beryllium Copper Tin over Nickel Straight 25mΩ
RS Stock No. 173-0818
Mfr. Part No.M22-1900046
BrandHARWIN
$0.229
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Open Top 2 2mm Female Black 1 3.9mm 3.5mm 1.95mm - Beryllium Copper Tin over Nickel Straight 25mΩ
RS Stock No. 251-8531
BrandRS PRO
$0.655
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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
$0.578
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Closed Top 2 2.54mm Female Yellow 1 4.98mm 6.47mm 2.44mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Nickel Straight 20mΩ
RS Stock No. 745-7080
Mfr. Part No.M7567-05
BrandHARWIN
$0.444
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 6.3mm 5mm 2.3mm - Phosphor Bronze Gold Straight 25mΩ
RS Stock No. 173-0885
Mfr. Part No.D3080-05
BrandHARWIN
$0.219
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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Uninsulated 2 5.08mm Male - 1 6.08mm - 1mm - Brass Gold Straight -
RS Stock No. 334-561
Mfr. Part No.M7571-05
BrandHARWIN
$0.444
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Blue 1 - - - - - Gold Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 173-0822
Mfr. Part No.M7571-05
BrandHARWIN
$0.177
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Blue 1 - - - - - Gold Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 674-2378
Mfr. Part No.AKSG-200/G
$0.51
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Closed Top 2 2mm Female Black 1 5mm - 2mm - Brass Gold Straight 30mΩ
RS Stock No. 173-0820
Mfr. Part No.M7567-05
BrandHARWIN
$0.199
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Open Top 2 2.54mm Female Black 1 6.3mm 5mm 2.3mm - Phosphor Bronze Gold Straight 25mΩ
RS Stock No. 434-728
Mfr. Part No.D3080-05
BrandHARWIN
$0.355
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Uninsulated 2 5.08mm Male - 1 6.08mm - 1mm - Brass Gold Straight -