PCB Sockets

PCB Sockets are connectors that are designed to allow the connection of two printed circuit boards (PCBs) without cabling. They’re connected to a PCB to ensure a more secure and stable connection. PCB sockets (female) and PCB headers (male) are used in a pair, one mating and unmating in what is referred to as a mating cycle.



They are utilised in applications where PCB's are required to easily connect and disconnect to allow design flexibility and simplified assembly.



How do PCB sockets work?



PCB sockets work by receiving the male end of the connector on one side and connecting to a second PCB on the other. Each socket includes a housing and a specific number of terminals. The housing is made from insulating material while the terminal is made from a conductive material and plated to improve antirust and conductivity.



What are PCB sockets used for?



PCB sockets are used in a wide range of circuit board applications and can be used as alternatives to soldering relays directly to a PCB, allowing for easy replacement of timers or relays.


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RS Stock No. 251-8171
BrandRS PRO
£0.292
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2 1 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - - - Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8193
BrandRS PRO
£0.529
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4 1 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - - - Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8222
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£1.049
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10 2 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - - - Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8200
BrandRS PRO
£0.62
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5 1 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - - - Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8244
BrandRS PRO
£1.84
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20 2 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 1A - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8187
BrandRS PRO
£0.412
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3 1 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 1A - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8238
BrandRS PRO
£1.613
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16 2 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 1A - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-4321
BrandRS PRO
£2.642
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32 1 1.27mm Board to Board Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - W534811SA - Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8216
BrandRS PRO
£0.799
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6 2 2.54mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 1A - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 239-1162
BrandRS PRO
£2.66
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24 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Right Angle - - Solder 12A - Centronics - Brass
RS Stock No. 239-1140
BrandRS PRO
£2.18
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50 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - Centronics - Brass
RS Stock No. 239-1128
BrandRS PRO
£1.50
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36 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - Centronics - Brass
RS Stock No. 239-1112
BrandRS PRO
£2.06
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24 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - Centronics - Brass
RS Stock No. 239-1184
BrandRS PRO
£2.95
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50 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Right Angle - - Solder 12A - Centronics - Brass
RS Stock No. 239-1178
BrandRS PRO
£2.12
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36 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Right Angle - - Solder - - Centronics - -
RS Stock No. 437-171
BrandRS PRO
£6.17
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16 1 13.97mm - Through Hole Right Angle - - Solder - - SS-668808 - Copper
RS Stock No. 239-1106
BrandRS PRO
£1.82
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14 - 2.16mm - Through Hole Straight - - Solder 12A - Centronics - Brass
RS Stock No. 121-6547
BrandRS PRO
£0.835
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20 2 1.27mm Wire to Board PCB Mount Right Angle - - Solder 1A 300 V ac - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-4343
BrandRS PRO
£1.408
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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20 2 1.27mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 1A - - - Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-4365
BrandRS PRO
£3.616
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40 2 1.27mm Socket Strip Through Hole Straight - - Solder 1A - - - Phosphor Bronze