What is a Board Mount PCB Header?
A PCB header contains several pin headers, which are a type of electrical connector that is often used for connecting to a ribbon cable connector or as a recipient for jumpers. Pin headers can be pin through hole or surface-mount and can be either straight or angled, with angled pin headers used to connect two boards together. Pin headers with a plastic surrounding box are called shrouded headers or box headers and are generally used in conjunction with a ribbon cable connector.
Types of Board Mount PCB Headers
There are many different kinds of board mount PCB headers. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by Type, Number of Positions, Termination, Pitch, Packaging Type and Style/Orientation. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common values for Pitch are 2 mm or 2.54 mm. We also carry board mount PCB headers with Pitch as high as 8 mm. The Number of Positions can be between 1 and 440, with 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 positions being the most common values.
Board Mount PCB Headers from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full board mount PCB header plug selection from several connector manufacturers when looking for board mount header plugs of different types and sizes. Simply choose from the board mount PCB header technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific board mount PCB header application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as Hirose Electric, JST, Sullins and TE Connectivity, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your board mount PCB header product search results by clicking your preferred board mount PCB header brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Choosing the Right Board Mount PCB Header:
When you are looking for the right board mount PCB headers, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Pitch (2 mm, 2.54 mm, 5 mm…), Number of Positions (from 1 to 440) and Type (Breakaway, Box Header, Pin Header) to name a few. You will be able to find the right board mount PCB header plug when looking for board mount header plugs of different sizes and types.
Board Mount PCB Headers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of board mount PCB headers that you require is less than a bag or a box, we offer customers many of our board mount PCB header products in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you can avoid possible shortages.