Breakout for JST SH-Style Connector, 6-Pin Male Side-Entry (3-Pack, Untested)

via Pololu
SKU PL-4773

This is a breakout board for a 6-pin male JST SH-type connector that provides access to each pin on a row of 0.1″-pitch through holes, making it compatible with standard solderless breadboards. The through-holes work with standard 0.1″ (2.54 mm) male headers and 0.1″ female headers, which are available separately.

This board can be used with our Micro Metal Gearmotor Encoder with top-entry connector or with side-entry connector, along with a female-female JST SH-style cable (available in 10 cm, 16 cm, 25 cm, 40 cm, and 63 cm lengths). When used this way, the breakout provides convenient access to the motor and encoder pins on a breadboard, and the pins are labeled on the board’s bottom silkscreen with this application in mind.

Alternatively, this board can serve as a general-purpose breakout for other applications; for example, a pair of connector breakouts with a female-female cable could be used as a removable general-purpose interconnect between different parts of a modular system.

Details for item #4773

This item is a 3-pack of breakout boards with side-entry connectors. It is offered at a discounted price to reflect that the boards have not been electrically tested.

Even though these discounted units do not undergo electrical testing (which nearly all of our other boards do), each one has automated optical inspection (AOI) performed on it to check the placement of the connector and the quality of the solder joints. This makes it very unlikely for any of them to be bad, but if you want extra assurance that you are getting a working breakout board, you can instead get an individually-packaged board with a side-entry connector that has been fully tested.

All units automatically optically inspected.

We also offer a version with a top-entry connector, either individually packaged or in a 3-pack and untested.

Compatible cables

We have a variety of cables that work with this breakout board.

Twisted female-female cables with female JST SH-style connectors on both ends are available in five lengths:

  • 10 cm (4″)
  • 16 cm (6.3″)
  • 25 cm (10″)
  • 40 cm (16″)
  • 63 cm (25″)

Single-ended cables, with a female JST SH-style connector on one end and unterminated wires on the other end, are available in three cable lengths:

  • 12 cm (4.5″)
  • 30 cm (12″)
  • 75 cm (30″)

Use with Micro Metal Gearmotor Encoders

When used with our encoders and JST SH-style cables, the wire color scheme is as follows:


motor power (connects to one motor terminal)


motor power (connects to the other motor terminal)


encoder Vcc


encoder A output


encoder B output


encoder GND

For more information on how to use the encoders, see the encoder product pages.