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. 220-4838
Mfr. Part No.1803439
$2.154
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MCV 1.5/ 3-G-3.81 3.81mm 3 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 804-2254
Mfr. Part No.1844249
$3.95
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MC 1.5/5-G-3.5 3.5mm 5 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 189-6212
Mfr. Part No.1755749
$1.75
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MSTBVA 2.5/ 3-G-5.08 5.08mm 3 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 220-4822
Mfr. Part No.1803426
$1.396
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MCV 1.5/ 2-G-3.81 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 804-2257
Mfr. Part No.1844252
$4.60
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MC 1.5/ 6-G-3.5 3.5mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 853-8881
Mfr. Part No.1789164
$5.039
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COMBICON MC 3.5mm 2 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 853-5248
Mfr. Part No.1728934
$6.904
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GMSTBA 2.5 HC/10-G-7.62 7.62mm 10 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 853-5349
Mfr. Part No.1731756
$6.427
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MC 1.5/10-G-3.5-RN 3.5mm 10 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 855-6863
Mfr. Part No.1783384
$0.695
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MSTB 2.5/ 2-GU 5mm 2 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 889-8726
Mfr. Part No.1895010
$12.836
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MCDV 0.5/12-G1-2.5 2.5mm 12 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 468-0953
Mfr. Part No.1933325
$2.29
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COMBICON PST 5mm 16 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 161-7229
Mfr. Part No.1827703
$3.818
Each (In a Box of 250)
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MC 1.5/ 2-STF-3.81 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 804-2201
Mfr. Part No.1843635
$2.38
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MCV 1.5/5-G-3.5 3.5mm 5 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 189-6127
Mfr. Part No.1757268
$2.516
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MSTBA 2.5/ 4-G-5.08 5.08mm 4 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 804-2526
Mfr. Part No.1827703
$4.55
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MC 1.5/ 2-STF-3.81 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - - Cable Mount - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 189-6155
Mfr. Part No.1757284
$3.454
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MSTBA 2.5/ 6-G-5.08 5.08mm 6 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 881-6743
Mfr. Part No.1817699
$9.457
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COMBICON MC 3.5mm 10 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 853-5258
Mfr. Part No.1731484
$1.356
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MCV 1.5/ 3-G-3.5-RN 3.5mm 3 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 804-2245
Mfr. Part No.1844236
$3.17
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MC 1.5/4-G-3.5 3.5mm 4 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 804-2248
Mfr. Part No.1844210
$4.48
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MC 1.5/2-G-3.5 3.5mm 2 1 Straight - - - Through Hole - - Solder - -