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. 251-8389
BrandRS PRO
MYR7.438
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 72 2 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 251-8345
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.605
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 897-1054
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MYR1.061
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.5mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1026
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.717
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.5mm 2 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1067
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MYR1.09
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- 3.5mm 5 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-8367
BrandRS PRO
MYR7.997
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 897-1262
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MYR0.717
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5.08mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 121-6531
BrandRS PRO
MYR4.561
Each (In a Tube of 39)
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- 1.27mm 20 2 Straight - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass Gold
RS Stock No. 897-1133
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MYR1.07
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- 3.81mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5401
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MYR4.088
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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96 7.62mm 8 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1115
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MYR2.267
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 6 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 790-0907
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MYR2.50
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1266
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MYR1.474
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5.08mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 600-7473
BrandRS PRO
MYR28.771
Each (In a Bag of 20)
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SIB 2.54mm 32 1 Straight - Unshrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder - Gold
RS Stock No. 897-1058
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.227
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.5mm 4 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1073
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MYR3.023
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- 3.5mm 8 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1105
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.495
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 2 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1196
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MYR1.277
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5mm 4 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-8654
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.159
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Right Angle - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 897-1076
BrandRS PRO
MYR3.511
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- 3.5mm 9 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
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