This is a standard PCB-mountable barrel jack for DC power adapters with 2.1 mm center holes. This jack is compatible with Pololu's wall-adapter power supplies:
- 5VDC 1A adapter
- 5VDC 3A adapter
- 9VDC 1A adapter
- 9VDC 3A adapter
- 12VDC 1A adapter
- 12VDC 3A adapter
- 12VDC 5A adapter
|Dimensions (in mm) for the DC power adapter barrel jack.|
The jack has three pins: pin 1 comes out of the back of the jack and is connected to the center pole, pin 2 comes out of the bottom of the jack and is connected to the side wall, and pin 3 comes out the side of the jack and is automatically switched based on whether there is anything plugged into the jack. With nothing plugged into the jack, pins 2 and 3 are shorted together; with an adapter plugged into the jack, pin 3 is disconnected. This feature makes it easy to create a system that is powered by a wall adapter when one is plugged into the jack and by a battery the remainder of the time.
For a DC jack that connects directly to a terminal block for easy connection of wires, see Pololu's DC barrel jack to 2-pin terminal block adapter.
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