About JST

JST is an electrical components manufacturer. JST connectors are designed to the standards initially established by the manufacturers of the Japan Solderless Terminal. JST products are widely used by hobbyists and professionals alike.


JST was established in 1957 in Kurayoshi, Japan. JST’s committed work has ensured its place at the forefront of technology.


JST Products & Technologies


JST is most well-known for its range of electronic connectors. JST products are trusted by hobbyists and professionals alike for their quality and performance.


JST offers products in the following categories:


  • Wire-to-Board (Crimp style)
  • Board-to-Board Connectors
  • Wire-to-Wire Connectors
  • Wire-to-Board (IDC)
  • FFC/FPC Connectors
  • Appliance Connectors
  • Card Connectors
  • Automotive Connectors
  • I/O Connectors
  • Compression, Headers, Grounding Straps
  • Shunt Wires


JST Product Applications


  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Aftermarket
  • Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems
  • Building Automation
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Data Center Solutions
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair
  • EV Charging
  • Food and Beverage
  • HVAC/R
  • Industrial
  • LED Lighting
  • Medical
  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar


JST Distributors


JST is a worldwide leader in the electronics manufacturing marketplace. The best way to get your JST components is through an authorized distributor, such as BD Electronics.


BD Electronics is known for the distribution of hard-to-reach electronic components. You can submit your parts requests, and we’ll let you choose the price range.




Q1: What are JST connectors used for?


A: JST connectors serve a variety of purposes in electronics. They are common in rechargeable battery packs, 3d printers, and radio-controlled servos.


Q2: How do I know what JST connector I have?


A: JST connectors are most commonly differentiated and identified by the length between one contact and the center of another. 


Q3: Are JST and Molex the same?


A: JST connectors are different from Molex. However, they have been known to need clarification at a glance. 


Q4: Where to order JST Connectors online?


A: JST products are available at BD Electronics, a distributor specializing in JST connectors. You can order JST products in bulk on the BD Electronics website. Just send in your parts requirements and quantity — our team will take it from there.  


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