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I'm trying to find a source for the attached type of stackable female header where I can buy them for a reasonable price in multiples of 5s or 10s. Ideally less than £1 each.

They are 0.1" (2.54mm) pitch double-row 2x20 pin with overall height (i.e. body plus exposed pin length) of approx. 23mm, approx. 8.5mm height plastic body plus shrouded part on the pins of ~5mm (i.e. two layers of 2.5mm).

The only sources I've found so far are egregiously priced. There are parts from Samtec and Sullins on DigiKey, Mouser, Farnell, RS, etc. but at prices of £5-9 each! :o There are also parts of unknown manufacturer from various 'maker' vendors at prices of £2.50+ each. I've found nothing on LCSC or AliExpress (only similar parts with no or smaller shrouding). There are a bunch of manufacturers in the far east on sites like that claim to make them, but I don't want to buy 1000 of them.

Anyone got anything helpful?

You're probably best searching for Raspberry Pi headers.

E.g. this one from Adafruit £2.62 for 1x

OK that doesn't meet your price but I'm sure there are loads others.


--- Quote from: nali on March 02, 2024, 01:38:28 pm ---You're probably best searching for Raspberry Pi headers.

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Yeah, I already did and that's what I found for £2.50-ish from various Raspberry Pi and 'maker' vendors.

I even discovered that the magic words "PC/104" apply to these types of stacking headers and there are also industrial computing vendors who also sell things like them for enormous prices.

--- Quote from: nali on March 02, 2024, 01:38:28 pm ---E.g. this one from Adafruit £2.62 for 1x

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Not a great example, as that's not the shrouded version I'm looking for. :P And I already know where to buy those on AliExpress for around £0.30. ;D

if you only need 5 or 10 is it really that important if they cost $2 ?

Sorry, I should have written multiples of 5 or 10. I need more than that, but I don't need several 100 or a thousand.


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