PCB Headers

PCB headers are a type of electrical connector. Typically, one side of the header is comprised of a series of pins that are soldered to the printed circuit board (PCB) surface.


Why use PCB headers?

PCB header enable the user to make multiple electrical connections to a PCB using one connection block or cable.


Types of PCB headers

PCB headers are made in both socketed (where the connections are housed in a plastic case) and non-socketed pin header types. Socketed connectors are more robust and less likely to cause short circuits, but do take up more space on the PCB. Pin headers, by contrast, are easier to work with and suit a wider range of applications.


Single- or double-row pin headers

The most commonly used types of PCB headers are single- or double-row pin headers. These are produced in matching male and female versions, and are made from folded sheet metal with a square cross-section.


Machine-pin headers

Machine-pin headers have a circular cross-section, which fits more precisely into round PCB holes, providing a better electrical connection, greater durability and an increased lifespan.


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Description Price Series Pitch Number of Contacts Number of Rows Body Orientation Mating Pin Length Shrouded/Unshrouded Connector System Mounting Type Tail Pin Length CAD Drawing Termination Method Contact Material Contact Plating
RS Stock No. 874-5411
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.838
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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96 7.62mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1203
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.849
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5mm 7 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 790-0913
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.178
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- 3.81mm 5 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5262
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.628
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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155 3.5mm 10 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 121-6537
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.025
Each (In a Tube of 65)
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- 1.27mm 10 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Brass Gold
RS Stock No. 874-5304
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.067
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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155 3.81mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1130
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.207
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 121-6534
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.75
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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- 1.27mm 34 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass Gold
RS Stock No. 874-5376
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.955
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2500 2.5mm 12 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-8474
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.544
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 72 2 Right Angle - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 121-6536
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.987
Each (In a Tube of 17)
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- 1.27mm 50 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass Gold
RS Stock No. 897-1376
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.324
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5mm 3 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5275
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.89
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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155 3.81mm 5 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 121-6538
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.188
Each (In a Tube of 57)
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- 1.27mm 12 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Brass Gold
RS Stock No. 121-6556
BrandRS PRO
SGD3.603
Each (In a Tube of 9)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 897-1133
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.26
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5344
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.955
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
155 3.5mm 12 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1385
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.594
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- 5mm 7 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-4935
BrandRS PRO
SGD1.178
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
95 5.08mm 6 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1272
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.466
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5.08mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
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