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. 220-4850
Mfr. Part No.1803442
kr 16,30
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MCV 1.5/ 4-G-3.81 3.81mm 4 1 Straight - - Shrouded Wire to Board - - - Solder -
RS Stock No. 483-8720
Mfr. Part No.5-826629-0
kr 48,35
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AMPMODU MOD II 2.54mm 50 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 670-5259
Mfr. Part No.09-65-2088
BrandMolex
kr 6,229
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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KK 396 3.96mm 8 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 161-4276
Mfr. Part No.5-826629-0
kr 26,836
Each (In a Box of 300)
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AMPMODU MOD II 2.54mm 50 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 688-1366
Mfr. Part No.S4B-PH-SM4-TB(LF)(SN)
BrandJST
kr 8,494
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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PH 2.0mm 4 1 Right Angle - - Shrouded Wire to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 767-6386
Mfr. Part No.244836
BrandERNI
kr 45,58
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SMC 1.27mm 12 2 Straight - - Shrouded Board to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 745-7071
Mfr. Part No.M20-9991046
BrandHARWIN
kr 3,359
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M20 2.54mm 10 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 170-6867
Mfr. Part No.244836
BrandERNI
kr 32,63
Each (On a Reel of 280)
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SMC 1.27mm 12 2 Straight - - Shrouded Board to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 745-7065
Mfr. Part No.M20-9990246
BrandHARWIN
kr 0,588
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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M20 2.54mm 2 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 863-3487
Mfr. Part No.95157-140LF
kr 12,802
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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BergStik 2.54mm 40 2 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 252-131
Mfr. Part No.77311-118-36LF
kr 18,264
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BergStik 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 173-0800
Mfr. Part No.M20-9990246
BrandHARWIN
kr 0,423
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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M20 2.54mm 2 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 173-0888
Mfr. Part No.M20-9991046
BrandHARWIN
kr 1,785
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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M20 2.54mm 10 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 135-5053
Mfr. Part No.280370-1
kr 2,196
Each (In a Box of 1500)
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AMPMODU MOD II 2.54mm 2 1 Straight - - Shrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 509-2212
Mfr. Part No.280370-1
kr 3,619
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AMPMODU MOD II 2.54mm 2 1 Straight - - Shrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 170-8702
Mfr. Part No.77311-118-36LF
kr 14,045
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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BergStik 2.54mm 36 1 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 863-8571
Mfr. Part No.5787444-1
kr 28,602
Each (In a Pack of 3600)
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- 5.0mm 5 1 Straight - - Unshrouded - Through Hole - - Solder Brass
RS Stock No. 170-8858
Mfr. Part No.20021111-00010T4LF
kr 5,667
Each (In a Tube of 93)
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Minitek127 1.27mm 10 2 Straight - - Unshrouded Board to Board Through Hole - - Solder Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 747-2540
Mfr. Part No.15120502601000
BrandHARTING
kr 60,532
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Har-Flex 1.27mm 50 2 Straight - - Shrouded Board to Board, Wire to Board Surface Mount - - Solder Copper Alloy
RS Stock No. 670-0431
Mfr. Part No.43045-0827
BrandMolex
kr 15,786
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Micro-Fit 3.0 3.0mm 8 2 Straight - - Shrouded Wire to Board Through Hole - - Solder Brass