Male connector

can you cut down a male connector? They sent me an 11 pin male connector instead of a 6 pin connector. (This is the second wrong piece i’ve discovered from my Digikey order… I think I’m going to avoid them in the future.)

Yes you can…

Thanks. I’m an electronics newb.

Hey I would consider myself lucky! You cut down an 11 pin and you have 4-5 extra usable pins for free!

Joke aside, Digikey is not an exception, many sites make mistakes, Digikey is no worse.

I’ve either cut off excess pins with a knife or just pulled out the pins with pliers if the PCB allowed for the plastic to sit on it.