[sdiy] Round pin headers?

Tim Ressel timr at circuitabbey.com
Mon Aug 21 21:46:52 CEST 2017

I've used regular square pin headers on adapters in breadboards. To 
quote "Hunt for Red October", it is possible, but not recommended. The 
round pin headers should work much better.

btw My use is for putting SMT components into kits that are PTH. Round 
pins and machine sockets (also ebay btw) looks to be a good solution.


On 8/21/2017 12:41 PM, Tom Wiltshire wrote:
> Does “sockets expecting typical flat IC leads” include breadboards, then?
> My most likely use for these would be on adaptor boards to allow me to easily prototype with SMD stuff before I have to commit to a PCB. It’d be a bit of a pain if that’s one thing they’re not so good for.
> Thanks,
> Tom
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>> On 21 Aug 2017, at 20:04, Phillip Harbison <alvitar at xavax.com> wrote:
>> Tim Ressel wrote:
>>> That looks promising! Thanks!
>> I've bought lots of these on eBay (not necessarily this seller) for
>> my IoT work (RPi, Arduino, etc.) and they work great if you mate
>> them with machined headers or sockets. If you plug them into sockets
>> expecting typical flat IC leads it will work once, but the socket
>> will no longer make a good connection to anything other than round
>> pins. I've also noticed these are not very tolerant of being bent
>> and straightened more than once. They're too brittle. With those
>> caveats in mind, they work great. I love machined headers/sockets!
>> -- 
>> Phil Harbison
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