Headers and sockets


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by rickseiden » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:35 am
I'm looking for a supplier of header pins and sockets. Right now I'm looking for a 2x7 female straight through hole socket, and am finding it hard to locate a place that doesn't want to add a ton to orders under $50. I'm sure later on I'll be looking for other stuff, and, come to think of it, I'll need some header pins for the project I'm thinking of.

If anyone has a source they'd like to share, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks in advance,
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by Burngate » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:27 am
It depends where in the world you are.

UK, you've got Maplins, CPC, Tandy, ...
US, MCM ...

Update your profile with a location, then people will rush to help :)
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by Joe Schmoe » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:57 am
Honestly, I thought (based on the thread title) that this was going to be about: <sockets.h>
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by rickseiden » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:47 pm
Burngate wrote:It depends where in the world you are.

UK, you've got Maplins, CPC, Tandy, ...
US, MCM ...

Update your profile with a location, then people will rush to help :)


I'll check out MCM. I've added Buffalo, NY, USA to my profile. Good point on that! Thanks.
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by repton » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:11 am
Have a look on eBay, there's not a lot you can't get on there these days. I just got a load of 2x5way header sockets for a RasPi related project off there for pennies.

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by rickseiden » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:05 am
repton wrote:Have a look on eBay, there's not a lot you can't get on there these days. I just got a load of 2x5way header sockets for a RasPi related project off there for pennies.

Paul


Thanks, Paul. eBay came through. Now I just have to wait the three weeks for free shipping from Asia. Hate that part.
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by johnbeetem » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:08 pm
I've always liked Digi-Key (http://www.digikey.com). I've been ordering from them since their catalog was 4 pages long. No minimum order size for on-line orders, fast delivery.

They're based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. I think it's near Frostbite Falls :-)
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