Talk:Bi-pin connector

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Pages that should link here[edit]

links Mini-Bipin Bi-pin G4 GU4 GY4 GZ4 G5 G5.3 GU5.3 GX5.3 GY5.3 G6.35 GX6.35 GY6.35 GZ6.35 G9 .Mion 00:41, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

As of now, all pages are redirects or disambiguation pages pointing here. Paradoctor (talk) 22:31, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Clarification of "pin size"[edit]

Wanted to suggest replacing "The suffix after the G indicates the pin size. " with "The NUMERIC suffix after the G indicates the pin SPACING (CENTER TO CENTER)." if this is the correct interpretation.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:12, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Remove GU10 since it's a bayonet mount?[edit]

Per Mion's recent edit removing GU24 because it belongs on the bayonet mount page (see drawing at Lighting Research Center), I believe the GU10 should also be moved (see GU10 diagram on Don's bulbs). The GU10 is currently listed on the bayonet mount page as well.

User5910 (talk) 20:19, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Good question, on this link [1], it is presented as "GU10 "(bipin twist-lock)", but i think the fact that you have to twist it to secure it makes it a bayonet mount. Mion (talk) 23:37, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
But funny, they made a competition, the award winning design for the new fitting is the same as the old GU10, Mion (talk) 23:47, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
That matter should be easy to settle, as bipin "is a standard from the IEC", so we only need to know what the pertaining IEC standards are, and what they say about the matter. I note that this info is not yet here. ;) Paradoctor (talk) 02:13, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Pictures needed[edit]

This article is really pretty useless without example photos of the different kinds of pins. Can anyone contribute? -- Evertype· 21:03, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Indian name meaning[edit]

Going through the page's history, I noticed that Bipin is also a name. Two different anon contributions to that effect were removed[2][3] without giving a reason. Why? Paradoctor (talk) 02:00, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

This looks like an RS. Paradoctor (talk) 22:37, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

G9 light[edit]

Below the content of that stub before I made a redirect out of it:

A picture of a GU10 type lightbulb

G9 bipin halogen light bulbs are used in downlights and spotlights and have a similar physical profile to the more common 12 Volt halogen bulbs, but operate at mains voltage. This means they do not require a transformer to step the voltage down, and consequently can be dimmed using standard dimmers.

Paradoctor (talk) 22:42, 12 November 2009 (UTC)


  1. I think we want illustrations of typical sockets, at least for GU.
  2. Pictures are good, but some technical drawings would probably be preferable.

Your thoughts? Paradoctor (talk) 12:05, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

JC type??[edit]

In US descriptions I only find "JC" Could someone who knows what that refers to plse add a reference or a paragraph here? Thanks. (talk) 17:04, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

reference is broken[edit]

There is only one reference in this article, and the link is currently broken. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:10, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Predecessor of multi-pin sockets?[edit]

Would it be fair to say that this was a predecessor to the connectors used between vacuum tubes and tube sockets, and eventually integrated circuits, such as DIP packages and sockets? (What sort of citation would be required for that?) KazKylheku (talk) 21:48, 11 August 2014 (UTC)