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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RS Stock No. 251-8632
BrandRS PRO
$1.061
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 251-8137
BrandRS PRO
$0.49
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- 2.54mm 6 2 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 897-1199
BrandRS PRO
$0.571
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- 5mm 5 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-8351
BrandRS PRO
$2.257
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 251-8086
BrandRS PRO
$0.194
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- 2.54mm 2 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 251-8654
BrandRS PRO
$1.465
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. 897-1051
BrandRS PRO
$0.332
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- 3.5mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1262
BrandRS PRO
$0.248
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- 5.08mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-5360
BrandRS PRO
$1.284
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2500 2.5mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-4315
BrandRS PRO
$6.306
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- 1.27mm 32 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze Gold
RS Stock No. 625-7268
BrandRS PRO
$4.78
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- 2.54mm 16 2 Straight - - - Through Hole - - IDC Copper Gold
RS Stock No. 897-1203
BrandRS PRO
$1.11
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- 5mm 7 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 897-1060
BrandRS PRO
$0.911
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- 3.5mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-8339
BrandRS PRO
$1.411
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 790-0960
BrandRS PRO
$1.96
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- 5.08mm 6 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 874-4900
BrandRS PRO
$1.052
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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95 5mm 7 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 251-8092
BrandRS PRO
$0.278
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 2.54mm 3 1 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 251-8165
BrandRS PRO
$1.308
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 2.54mm 20 2 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
RS Stock No. 471-121
BrandRS PRO
$5.08
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- 2.54mm 16 2 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Gold
RS Stock No. 251-8294
BrandRS PRO
$1.361
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- 2.54mm 20 2 Straight - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass Tin
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