JST Connectors

Connector Clasps

These JST cables are handy for making quick connections. They're pretty solid and lock together nicely. The latch keeps the cable from coming apart easily. In this project, we'll use them to as a clasp for the necklace. 

Shorten Cables

The cable set is fairy long, about 16cm long. You have the optional to use the full length of the cable, if you'd like. I'm my build, I cut them short so that I could hook up 30AWG wire, which is thinner and a bit more flexible. I measure both ends to be about 35mm in length. Admittedly, I trimmed them down shorter near the end of the build to adjust the overall length of the necklace.

Prep JST Wires

Either way, you should strip the ends of the wires using wire strippers and tin the tips using a bit of solder – This will fuse all of the strands of wire preventing them from fraying. A pair of third helping hands can hold the cable steady and in place while soldering. 

This guide was first published on Aug 09, 2017. It was last updated on Aug 09, 2017. This page (JST Connectors) was last updated on Nov 28, 2019.