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. 493-2620
Mfr. Part No.1755859
TWD179.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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MSTBVA 2.5/14-G-5.08 5.08mm 14 1 Straight - - Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 189-6155
Mfr. Part No.1757284
TWD64.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MSTBA 2.5/ 6-G-5.08 5.08mm 6 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 803-3039
Mfr. Part No.1998933
TWD171.70
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
PC 6-16/ 2-G1-10.16 10.16mm 2 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Silver -
RS Stock No. 881-9912
Mfr. Part No.1825242
TWD467.40
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
IC 2.5/14-GF-5.08 5.08mm 14 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 189-6127
Mfr. Part No.1757268
TWD22.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MSTBA 2.5/ 4-G-5.08 5.08mm 4 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 220-4973
Mfr. Part No.1766233
TWD44.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
GMSTBA 2.5/ 2-G-7.62 7.62mm 2 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 189-6278
Mfr. Part No.1755833
TWD125.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MSTBVA 2.5/12-G-5.08 5.08mm 12 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 889-8868
Mfr. Part No.1897940
TWD335.40
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
EMC 1.5/16-G-3.81 3.81mm 16 - - - - - - - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 853-5305
Mfr. Part No.1731633
TWD134.20
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
MCV 1.5/17-G-3.5-RN 3.5mm 17 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 220-4822
Mfr. Part No.1803426
TWD27.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MCV 1.5/ 2-G-3.81 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 220-4872
Mfr. Part No.1803468
TWD80.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MCV 1.5/ 6-G-3.81 3.81mm 6 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 882-0045
Mfr. Part No.1825815
TWD505.80
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
ICV 2.5/14-GF-5.08 5.08mm 14 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 882-0530
Mfr. Part No.1758982
TWD402.90
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 854-9736
Mfr. Part No.1716438
TWD409.90
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
DFK-PCV 5/ 6-GF-7.62 7.62mm 6 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 192-2844
Mfr. Part No.1753550
TWD49.50
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
MSTBV 2.5/ 8-G 5mm 8 1 Straight - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 189-6177
Mfr. Part No.1757323
TWD107.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MSTBA 2.5/10-G-5.08 5.08mm 10 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -
RS Stock No. 161-7229
Mfr. Part No.1827703
TWD74.70
Each (In a Box of 250)
units
MC 1.5/ 2-STF-3.81 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 851-9931
Mfr. Part No.1828948
TWD168.10
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
GICV 2.5/ 5-G-7.62 7.62mm 5 - - - - Wire to Board - - - Solder Tin -
RS Stock No. 804-2526
Mfr. Part No.1827703
TWD90.00
Each
units
MC 1.5/ 2-STF-3.81 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - - Cable Mount - - Screw - -
RS Stock No. 220-4771
Mfr. Part No.1803316
TWD42.00
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
MC 1.5/ 6-G-3.81 3.81mm 6 1 Right Angle - - Wire to Board - - - Solder - -