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Pin Headers

Pin header connectors, also known as male headers or Berg connectors, are essential electrical components featuring rows of metal pins used for connecting electronic devices, components, and PCBs. Available in common pitches such as 1.0 mm, 1.27 mm, 2.0 mm, and 2.54 mm, and configurations like single, dual, triple, and four rows, these connectors offer versatility in applications ranging from prototyping and consumer electronics to industrial automation and automotive systems. Their advantages include ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and reliable performance, making them indispensable in modern electronics design and manufacturing.

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1mm vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Straight (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 1.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm dual row vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Dual Row
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Straight (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 1.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm vertical pin header 3d model

1.0mm Elevated Through Hole Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Vertical (Dip)
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm dual row vertical pin header 3d model

1.0mm Elevated Through Hole Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Vertical (Dip)
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm right angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm smd straight pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm smd vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm dual row smd vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm dual row smd vertical pin header 3d model

1.0mm Elevated SMT (Surface Mount) Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1mm smd right angle pin header 3d model

1.0mm Right-Angle SMT (Surface Mount) Dual Row Pin Header​

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.0mm (.039″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle SMT
Insulator height: 1.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Straight (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Straight (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm vertical pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row vertical pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm right angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm right angle pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Right-Angle Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Right-Angle Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm right angle pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Right-Angle Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Right-Angle Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm single row smd vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row smd vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm single row smd vertical pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated SMT (Surface Mount) Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

1.27mm dual row smd vertical pin header 3d model

1.27mm Elevated Surface Mount Dual row pin header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 1.27mm (.050″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Vertical (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Vertical Through Hole Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Vertical (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm triple row vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Vertical Through Hole Triple Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm pitch
Row: Triple
Circuits: 2 – 120 pins
Version: Straight (Dip) Through hole
Insulator height: 1.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm four row vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Vertical Through Hole Four Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Four
Circuits: 2 – 160 pins
Version: Vertical (Dip)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row right pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row right angle pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated Right-Angle Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated Right-Angle Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row right angle pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated Right-Angle Triple Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Triple
Circuits: 2 – 120 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row smd Vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row Vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated SMD (Surface Mount) Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row SMD Vertical pin header 3d model

2.0mm Elevated SMD (Surface Mount) Dual row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row SMD right angle pin header 3d model

2.0mm SMD (Surface Mount) Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm dual row SMD right angle pin header 3d model

2.0mm SMD (Surface Mount) Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2mm single row u-shape pin header 3d model

2.0mm U-Shaped Through Hole Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.0mm (.079″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Through hole
Insulator height: 2.0mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm single row Vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Vertical (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm Dual row Vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Vertical (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm single row Vertical pin header 3d model

2.54mm Vertical Elevated Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Vertical (Dip)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm dual row Vertical pin header 3d model

2.54mm Vertical Elevated Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Vertical (Dip)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm single row Right-Angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm dual row Right Angle pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm single row Right-Angle pin header 3d model

2.54mm Elevated Right-Angle Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Right-angle ( Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm dual row Right-Angle pin header 3d model

2.54mm Elevated Right-Angle Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle (Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm Dual row Right-Angle pin header 3d model

2.54mm Elevated Right-Angle Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version: Right-angle ( Through hole)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm SMD single row Vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version:SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm SMD dual row Vertical pin header 3d model

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version:SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm SMD single row Vertical pin header 3d model

2.54mm Elevated SMT (Surface Mount) Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version:SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm SMD dual row Vertical pin header 3d model

2.54mm Elevated SMT (Surface Mount) Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version:SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm single row Right Angle pin header 3d model

2.54mm SMD (Surface Mount) Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version:SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm dual row Right Angle pin header 3d model

2.54mm SMD (Surface Mount) Dual Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Dual
Circuits: 2 – 80 pins
Version:SMT (Surface Mount)
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

2.54mm single row u-shape pin header 3d model

2.54mm U-Shaped Through Hole Single Row Pin Header

Gender: Male
Pitch: 2.54mm (.100″) inch pitch
Row: Single
Circuits: 2 – 40 pins
Version: Through hole
Insulator height: 2.50mm or customizable
Pin lengths: customizable

Introduction to Pin Header Connectors: Types, Advantages, and Applications

Pin header connectors, also known as male headers or Berg connectors, are a type of electrical connector consisting of one or more rows of metal pins, often mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB). They are fundamental components in the realm of electronics and are widely used for connecting various electronic components, boards, and modules. This article delves into the different types of pin headers, their advantages, and their primary applications.

What Are Pin Header Connectors?

Pin header connectors are characterized by their simplicity and versatility. They consist of metal pins arranged in one or more parallel rows, which can be soldered onto a PCB or used with a mating connector. The pins can be either straight  (vertical) or right-angle, and they are usually spaced at standard intervals. The most common pitches (the distance between the centers of adjacent pins) include 1.0 mm (0.039 inches)1.27 mm (0.05 inches)2.0 mm (0.079 inches), and 2.54 mm (0.1 inches).

Types of Pin Header Connectors

Pin header connectors come in various configurations and types, each suited for specific applications. The main types include:

1. Single-Row Pin Headers

Single-row pin headers consist of a single line of pins. They are commonly used in applications where space is limited, and only a single connection line is needed.

2. Dual-Row Pin Headers

Dual-row pin headers have two parallel lines of pins. These are used when more connections are required, providing twice the number of connections as single-row headers without significantly increasing the footprint.

3. Triple-Row and Four-Row Pin Headers

Triple-row and four-row pin headers offer even more connection points. They are ideal for applications needing high-density connections, such as complex electronic systems where multiple signal and power lines need to be connected.

4. Right-Angle Pin Headers

Right-angle pin headers have pins that are bent at a 90-degree angle. These are used when connections need to be made at right angles to the PCB, saving space and allowing for more compact designs.

5. Shrouded Pin Headers

Shrouded pin headers come with a plastic housing that surrounds the pins. This housing provides protection and ensures correct mating with corresponding connectors, preventing misalignment and accidental damage.

6. Surface-Mount Device (SMD) Pin Headers

Surface-mount pin headers are designed for surface mounting on PCBs, rather than through-hole mounting. This type is used in modern electronics where space efficiency and automated assembly processes are critical.

7. Through-Hole Pin Headers

Through-hole pin headers have pins that pass through the PCB and are soldered on the opposite side. This method provides a more robust mechanical connection, making them suitable for applications subject to mechanical stress.

Advantages of Pin Header Connectors

Pin header connectors offer several advantages that make them indispensable in electronics:

1. Versatility

Pin header connectors are highly versatile and can be used in a wide range of applications, from simple prototyping to complex industrial systems. Their standard sizes and configurations make them compatible with various components and boards.

2. Ease of Use

Pin header connectors are easy to use and install. They can be manually or automatically soldered onto PCBs, and their standard spacing allows for straightforward mating with connectors.

3. Cost-Effectiveness

Pin header connectors are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of connectors. Their simple design and wide availability make them a cost-effective solution for many electronic applications.

4. Reliability

Pin header connectors provide reliable electrical connections. The metal pins ensure good conductivity, and the robust design minimizes the risk of connection failures due to mechanical stress or environmental factors.

5. Space Efficiency

Pin header connectors offer a compact solution for creating multiple electrical connections. Types like right-angle and surface-mount headers optimize space usage on PCBs, which is crucial in modern, miniaturized electronic devices.

Applications of Pin Header Connectors

Pin header connectors are used in a multitude of applications across various industries:

1. Prototyping and Development

Pin header connectors are extensively used in prototyping and development boards, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. They allow easy and flexible connections for testing and development purposes.

2. Consumer Electronics

In consumer electronics, pin header connectors are found in devices like computers, smartphones, and wearable tech. They facilitate connections between different components and modules within the devices.

3. Industrial Automation

In industrial automation, pin header connectors are used in control systems, sensors, and other automation equipment. Their reliability and ease of use are critical in maintaining smooth operations.

4. Automotive Electronics

Automotive electronics utilize pin header connectors for connections in systems such as engine control units (ECUs), infotainment systems, and sensor networks, where durability and reliability are essential.

5. Medical Devices

Medical devices often incorporate pin header connectors for connections within diagnostic and monitoring equipment. The precision and reliability of these connectors are vital in medical applications.

Conclusion

Pin header connectors, also known as male headers or Berg connectors, are a crucial component in the world of electronics, offering versatility, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Their various types and configurations make them suitable for a wide range of applications, from simple prototyping to complex industrial systems. As technology continues to advance, pin header connectors will remain an integral part of electronic design and manufacturing.

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