[sdiy] Round pin headers?

Richie Burnett rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk
Mon Aug 21 22:00:22 CEST 2017


Never had any problems using turned pin headers with breadboards here. Done loads of times using SMD adapters that have turned pin headers. Worked fine.

-Richie,

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---- 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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