Discrete Sockets

Discrete sockets are a type of IC (integrated circuit) socket designed to allow IC devices to be mounted onto PCBs (printed circuit boards), giving virtually zero above-board profile. The socket is designed to press fit into a hole in your PCB and is therefore ideal for applications where space is limited.

How do discrete sockets work?

Discrete sockets are useful because you don't need solderto fit them. You simply insert them into the plated thru-holes on a PCB enabling the holes to become the component socket. The sockets are conical in shape and re-size the thru-hole on the board when pressed into place.

Options for the shell of the discrete socket included closed or open-ended, with or without a knurled section for added board retention.

Features and benefit of discrete sockets

Discrete sockets are designed to meet severe environmental conditions. They're beneficial because they:

  • are resistant to vibration and shock
  • have a wide operating temperature range
  • are durable and long lasting
  • are strong, commonly made from brass or copper

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Description Price Gender Minimum Wire Size mm² Maximum Wire Size mm² Series Minimum Wire Size AWG Wire Size Length Maximum Wire Size AWG Number of Rows Pitch Body Orientation Contact Material Contact Plating Current Rating
RS Stock No. 718-5287
Mfr. Part No.6-1437514-7
TWD6.40
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Female - - Holtite - - 3.51mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper - -
RS Stock No. 164-8951
Mfr. Part No.6-1437514-7
TWD3.00
Each (In a Bag of 50000)
units
Female - - Holtite - - 3.51mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper - -
RS Stock No. 165-0896
Mfr. Part No.2-330808-8
TWD12.40
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 3 - 25 → 28 AWG 3.61mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 718-5209
Mfr. Part No.2-330808-8
TWD27.20
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 3 - 25 → 28 AWG 3.61mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 173-0874
Mfr. Part No.H3153-05
BrandHARWIN
TWD6.00
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
units
Female - - H31 - - 3.61mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 2A
RS Stock No. 191-7875
Mfr. Part No.50462-6
TWD12.20
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female 0.081mm² 0.326mm² 50462 22AWG 28 → 22 AWG 4.52mm 28AWG 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 5A
RS Stock No. 173-0895
Mfr. Part No.H3161-05
BrandHARWIN
TWD6.60
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
units
Female - - H31 - - 5.25mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 10A
RS Stock No. 164-0837
Mfr. Part No.5050871-8
TWD8.10
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 17 → 18 AWG 7.32mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Tin -
RS Stock No. 165-0897
Mfr. Part No.2-5331272-3
TWD8.30
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 3 - 25 AWG 3.51mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 164-2263
Mfr. Part No.5050863-5
TWD11.10
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - 2 Series - 28 → 22 AWG 6.6mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel 5A
RS Stock No. 165-0925
Mfr. Part No.5050865-8
TWD9.90
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 18 → 20 AWG 6.6mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Tin -
RS Stock No. 191-7944
Mfr. Part No.147444-1
TWD22.80
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Female - - 147444 - - 5.84mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 5A
RS Stock No. 164-4193
Mfr. Part No.5380635-2
TWD14.70
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
- - - Mini Spring Socket - - - - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper - 7.5A
RS Stock No. 821-8984
Mfr. Part No.1-332070-4
TWD38.00
Each
units
Female - - 4 Series - 19 AWG 3.63mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel 7.5A
RS Stock No. 909-4350
Mfr. Part No.H3191-01
BrandHARWIN
TWD9.80
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Female - - H31 - - 4.9mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 2A
RS Stock No. 164-2268
Mfr. Part No.50865-2
TWD11.10
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - 4 Series - 20 → 18 AWG 6.6mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 7.5A
RS Stock No. 821-8842
Mfr. Part No.2-5332070-9
TWD26.00
Each
units
Female - - 4 Series - 19 AWG 3.63mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel 7.5A
RS Stock No. 164-2264
Mfr. Part No.5050863-8
TWD10.30
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - 2 Series - 28 → 22 AWG 6.6mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Tin 5A
RS Stock No. 164-7476
Mfr. Part No.380598-1
TWD20.10
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 19 → 25 AWG 6.65mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 909-4357
Mfr. Part No.H3190-05
BrandHARWIN
TWD9.00
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Female - - H31 - - 3mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 2A