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. 874-4972
BrandRS PRO
£0.502
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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95 5.08mm 4 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5401
BrandRS PRO
£0.708
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96 7.62mm 8 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1048
BrandRS PRO
£0.523
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- 3.5mm 8 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5219
BrandRS PRO
£0.23
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155 3.5mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1376
BrandRS PRO
£0.216
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- 5mm 3 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1127
BrandRS PRO
£0.523
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 8 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-4878
BrandRS PRO
£0.932
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95 5mm 12 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-4893
BrandRS PRO
£0.338
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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95 5mm 4 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-4880
BrandRS PRO
£0.212
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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95 5mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1247
BrandRS PRO
£0.216
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5.08mm 3 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5234
BrandRS PRO
£0.521
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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155 3.5mm 8 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1121
BrandRS PRO
£0.608
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 9 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5354
BrandRS PRO
£0.296
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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2500 2.5mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1155
BrandRS PRO
£0.608
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- 3.81mm 9 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5161
BrandRS PRO
£0.216
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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155 3.5mm 2 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-4337
BrandRS PRO
£1.372
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- 1.27mm 20 2 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze Gold
RS Stock No. 897-1115
BrandRS PRO
£0.392
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.81mm 6 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1203
BrandRS PRO
£0.497
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 5mm 7 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1042
BrandRS PRO
£0.608
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.5mm 9 1 Vertical - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1067
BrandRS PRO
£0.285
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 3.5mm 5 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
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