GPIO Board with Terminal Block For Raspberry Pi

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  • A temporary wire connector for Raspberry Pi
  • The push to lock system allows for removable connections and project modifications
  • Clearly labelled pins for easy referencing

Product overview

• A temporary wire connector for Raspberry Pi
• The push to lock system allows for removable connections and project modifications
• Clearly labelled pins for easy referencing
• Connects using 26 pins on Raspberry Pi
• Allows for flexibility with ribbon cable

The GPIO Board with Terminal Block complements Raspberry Pi
Often you may want to create a temporary connection between some electronic components and your Raspberry Pi. This board allows you to perform this task with ease by clasping the component wire inside a push terminal to be released when ready.

The board provides you with an inexpensive solution to connecting up your electronic projects.

What are the main features of this board?
The advantage of using this board over alternatives is that it uses push terminals to make connections between wires. Push terminals are one of the most convenient ways to make electronic connections as they require no applied heat but still offer a robust and reliable connection.

You do not require soldering or screwdrivers to make connections to your Raspberry Pi. Instead, you merely need to insert a bare wire and press down the appropriate push terminal to lock it in place. To release the wire, you simply flick the appropriate terminal back up. This makes the GPIO board perfect for projects that you want to tweak, or for when you would like to re-use components in different projects.

All of the pins on the board are clearly labelled, making it easy to establish which port of the Raspberry you are connecting to. It also makes it less likely for you to make a mistake in connections, which can slow progress down.

What can I connect the GPIO board with Terminal Block to?
The Raspberry Pi connects to your GPIO board with 26 pins using a ribbon cable, indicating that this board has been designed for Raspberry Pi models A and B. However, the ribbon header will also connect to the newer Raspberry Pi models which use 40 pins leaving the remainder of the pins to be unconnected.

The GPIO board splits the 26 pins into a group of 6 and two groups of 10, for simple connection around all sides of the board.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from pin labelling and Pi board revision number I bought my Pi from Maplin some time ago and find the pin labelling of this breakout board isn't quite right. For example this product labels one of the corner pins P27 which my Pi board doesn't bring out, it is instead P21 I believe. This may confuse owners of older ( 0001 rev ) Pi boards. I haven't found any other differences yet. Otherwise I am pleased with this product. I tend to use 0.6mm solid wire which I already use with breadboards and it seems secure enough in the "paddles".
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Agreed with Bruce, it was a bit frustrating to find the jump leads were not long enough for the paddle terminals. Had to strip some wires manually to use this. Construction is pretty solid though some of my paddle blocks are slightly wonky.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great little break out kit for the Raspberry Pi. You cannot use Pin Headers though as the pins do not reach the grips in the paddle terminals.
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent This breakout board is perfect for what I need no wires coming directly off of the Pi its self, keeps things nice and tidy. Great because you save money on male to female jumper wires in the long run. Don't buy the jumper wires from Maplin because they keep popping out, buy your self some 0.6mm solid core wire and use that instead.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unclear Labeling This product has been very handy for me in my breakout projects and works well. Although, as others have said, the terminals require around twice the length of bear wire to actually reach down to the "pinch point", meaning jumper wires can't be used and you have to strip your own specific lengths of wire to fit. What's more irritating though is the unclear labelling of the pins. For example, "P23" which on one side of the board I've discovered is GPIO23 (logical) is then labelled again as one of the other pins on the opposite set of terminals and I'm unsure yet as to what the second "P23" is actually connected to on the Pi. All I know is that it's not GPIO23, as thats already taken (illogical!). Once I work out what all the PINs actually are in relation to the Pi's GPIO pins and draw a little cheat sheet, this will work a charm. However, I cannot fathom as to why these weren't labelled properly in the first place?? Seems like a straightforward task for the manufacturer to get right?... So, if I was buying again? I'd get something else.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Silk screen incorrect My board labelled E321068 94V-0 lxd-2 has two sockets labelled as P23, one is actually P22. Also agree with comments about not gripping standard jumper pins.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 out of 5 ain't bad This works quite well, it connects to the Raspberry Pi satisfactorily, and its a quick and easy way to hook up an LED or other simple device. However, it doesn't work with the commonly used breadboard jumper wires, the pins of which aren't long enough to reach into the sockets of this board. Solid core hookup wire will work OK. The connectors on this board grip any wires very firmly, so once a connection is made it shouldn't pull out. The sockets are labelled, so it should be easy to find the ones that you need, though I can't say which numbering scheme they follow.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor terminals Nice idea, shame about the execution. Very poor choice of terminals for a prototyping tool; the spring catch is far too deep and the springs themselves far too strong, so won't accept many cheaper pre-cut breadboard prototyping / jumper wires.
Date published: 2014-01-09
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Type of devices Raspberry Pi breakout board
Compatible with which Pi's? A, B
Pin outs GPIO
Sockets GPIO
Voltage 3.3v-5v taken from Raspberry Pi
Current N/A
Switching current N/A
Assembly required Yes
Soldering required Yes
Package Contents
Unassembled board
100mm Rainbow Cable Assembly
13 way Pin Header
26 way Box Header Connector

do i get the cable with it?

Asked by: wrecker
Yes this is included.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-12-08

the colours on my rainbow wire are the complete opposite way round to the photo so i cannot plug it in as shown in the photos does it matter which colour cable goes where ?

Asked by: Jonathan
No, this does not matter.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-10-21

do you have a circuit diagram for this board?

Asked by: colinrm
The last image on the listing shows the pin out connections for the unit.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-01
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