PCB Headers

PCB (Printed circuit board) headers are a type of electrical connector that allows you to join connections to a PCB using a single block. Typically headers have one side that is designed to be surface mounted and soldered onto the board with the other side allowing connections. Pins on the header can also be surrounded by a shroud to make the unit more secure, prevent pins from bending and allow locking.



Why use PCB headers?


PCB headers enable the user to make multiple electrical connections to a PCB using one connection block or cable. They're also easy to use. Simply solder a PCB header onto your board and you'll be ready to make connections to multiple pins. Typically each pin can be used for varying things such as data or power.


PCB headers also make a great introduction to learner electronics since they're simple to understand and have one primary function of allowing wire-to-board. Incorporating them into learning boards, kits and other accessories is popular with the likes of Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other single board computers.



Types of PCB headers:


PCB headers are made in both shrouded (where the connections are housed in a plastic case) and non-shrouded pin header types. Shrouded 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.

  • Angled connectors: Headers can come in a variety of different angles. Some of the most common angles are straight, 90° and 180°. Angled headers can be useful if you need to reduce strain on a cable or need more room on your board verticall/horizontally.


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RS Stock No. 251-8367
BrandRS PRO
kr 18,484
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 251-8092
BrandRS PRO
kr 1,31
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 2.54mm 3 1 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 874-5341
BrandRS PRO
kr 3,861
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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155 3.5mm 10 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 874-5316
BrandRS PRO
kr 12,887
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155 3.81mm 10 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 874-4969
BrandRS PRO
kr 3,882
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95 5.08mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 251-8086
BrandRS PRO
kr 0,928
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 2.54mm 2 1 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 897-1262
BrandRS PRO
kr 2,434
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- 5.08mm 2 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 251-8632
BrandRS PRO
kr 10,937
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 251-4337
BrandRS PRO
kr 19,512
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- 1.27mm 20 2 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 251-8143
BrandRS PRO
kr 3,787
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- 2.54mm 10 2 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 897-1155
BrandRS PRO
kr 7,424
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- 3.81mm 9 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 874-5262
BrandRS PRO
kr 4,26
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155 3.5mm 10 1 Straight - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 897-1266
BrandRS PRO
kr 2,465
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- 5.08mm 3 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 897-1389
BrandRS PRO
kr 6,685
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- 5.0mm 8 1 Straight - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 625-7331
BrandRS PRO
kr 23,21
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- 2.54mm 40 2 Straight - - - - Through Hole - - IDC Copper
RS Stock No. 471-064
BrandRS PRO
kr 35,95
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- 2.54mm 26 - Straight - - - - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 874-4922
BrandRS PRO
kr 14,212
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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95 5.0mm 16 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 897-1272
BrandRS PRO
kr 4,591
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- 5.08mm 6 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 897-1105
BrandRS PRO
kr 2,434
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- 3.81mm 2 1 Straight - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
RS Stock No. 897-1275
BrandRS PRO
kr 3,06
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- 5.08mm 4 1 Right Angle - - - - Through Hole - - Screw -
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