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JamesCarruthers

I am building a little stripboard prototype and I want to use the female headers that are similar to the ones on the Arduino - but not sure what to call them or how to find them (I'm looking on Farnell).

Either that or something similar - I want to be able to stack another stripboard on top of these.

florinc

This is the keyword for search (google, farnell, digikey etc):

"40-Pin Female Header"

RoyK

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=115

jabber

RS Components refer to them as "top entry socket", finding them on the RS site is like the proverbial needle/haystack etc.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=4881730

They have to be cut down to size.

Folderol

RS don't you just love 'em ;D

Actually you can get a range of sizes. Try
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=retrieveTfg&Ne=4294960188&Nr=AND%28avl%3auk%2csearchDiscon_uk%3aN%29&N=4294918229+4294955272+4294911654&Ns=stockPolicy_uk|1||new_uk|1&multiselectParam=4294918229%204294955272&selectAttribute=Socket#breadCrumb

TBAr

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I want to be able to stack another stripboard on top of these.

Have a look at the shield stacking headers from AdaFruit.

JamesCarruthers

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Aug 22, 2009, 10:06 am Last Edit: Aug 22, 2009, 10:09 am by jcarruthers Reason: 1
Thanks for the RS links - have to say that I prefer Farnell - free postage and they deliver stuff next day even if you order it reallllllllly late.

While I like to support the Arduino vendors etc - I must say I prefer to find them direct - it's usually far cheaper even if it takes an extra 10 mins to find.

(not that I can find those bits on the Farnell site)mail

JamesCarruthers

Here's what I found on Farnell

http://uk.farnell.com/samtec/ssw-112-02-g-s/receptacle-2-54mm-single-12way/dp/1668382

http://uk.farnell.com/samtec/ssa-114-s-g/receptacle-2-54mm-pcb-14way/dp/1668228

jabber

If you do order from RS/Farnell  etc, have a look at the specs/drawings first because some of the headers are not very tall.  

n00b

i get my ones from http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/connects.html

where they are called Single Row Sockets, and come pre cut as 2,3,4,8,16 and 25.

And much cheaper then the big on-line stores!

JamesCarruthers

Thanks for that - Bitsbox looks great.

JamesCarruthers

www.coolcomponents.co.uk also does them - useful site

mungbean

oh pre-cut ones, nice one.

anyone worked out a good way of cutting the 40-way ones to size?  I've tried wired cutters, knife, side cutters, but they nearly always break in a way that means the end contact falls out :-(

I don't know why they can't pre-score them like the male equivalent.

kg4wsv

You will always lose one pin with the female headers.  Trying to cut them without sacrificing one means you'll lose 2 instead of 1 (and maybe trash the whole thing in the process).

I use a dremel tool with abrasive cutoff wheel (preferred method) or small sharp diagonal cutters (decent second choice) to cut directly down the center of the sacrificial pin.

-j

mungbean

great tip!  counter-intuitive, but cutting right on the "sacrificial pin" does it perfectly.


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