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. 828-1689
Mfr. Part No.61301411021
MYR3.97
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 14 1 Right Angle - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 163-5269
Mfr. Part No.61301411021
MYR1.96
Each (In a Bag of 500)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 14 1 Right Angle - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 163-4405
Mfr. Part No.61202021721
MYR3.45
Each (In a Tray of 160)
units
WR-BHD 2.54mm 20 2 Right Angle - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 771-8376
Mfr. Part No.61202021721
MYR4.25
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-BHD 2.54mm 20 2 Right Angle - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 162-1352
Mfr. Part No.690357100472
MYR1.686
Each (In a Tube of 73)
units
WR-MM 2.54mm 4 2 Straight - Shrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze -
RS Stock No. 823-6452
Mfr. Part No.61204021621
MYR4.53
Each
units
WR-BHD 2.54mm 40 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 771-8183
Mfr. Part No.690357100472
MYR1.804
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-MM 2.54mm 4 2 Straight - Shrouded Board to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Phosphor Bronze -
RS Stock No. 828-1648
Mfr. Part No.61303611121
MYR5.772
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 828-5943
Mfr. Part No.66200221122
MYR4.25
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-MPC3 3mm 2 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 163-5300
Mfr. Part No.61303611121
MYR3.15
Each (In a Bag of 200)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 172-5257
Mfr. Part No.66200221122
MYR3.85
Each (In a Tube of 91)
units
WR-MPC3 3mm 2 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 172-5236
Mfr. Part No.61204021621
MYR4.371
Each (In a Tray of 80)
units
WR-BHD 2.54mm 40 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 172-5174
Mfr. Part No.61300311021
MYR0.74
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 3 1 Right Angle - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 163-5228
Mfr. Part No.61001018221
MYR6.01
Each (In a Tube of 24)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 10 1 Straight - Unshrouded Board to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 824-6576
Mfr. Part No.691313710004
MYR3.39
Each
units
3137 5mm 4 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 163-5680
Mfr. Part No.66202421122
MYR5.97
Each (In a Tube of 15)
units
WR-MPC3 3mm 24 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 828-1579
Mfr. Part No.61308021121
MYR11.506
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 80 2 Straight - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 771-8351
Mfr. Part No.61202021621
MYR3.64
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-BHD 2.54mm 20 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 763-6763
Mfr. Part No.61306421121
MYR9.73
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
WR-PHD 2.54mm 64 2 Straight - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 824-6658
Mfr. Part No.691322310002
MYR1.52
Each
units
322 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -