rickseiden
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Headers and sockets

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,
Rick

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Burngate
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Re: Headers and sockets

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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Re: Headers and sockets

Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:57 am

Honestly, I thought (based on the thread title) that this was going to be about: <sockets.h>
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

rickseiden
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Re: Headers and sockets

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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Re: Headers and sockets

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.

Paul
UK Supplier of 1-Wire components, kits and modules:
http://www.sheepwalkelectronics.co.uk/

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Re: Headers and sockets

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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Re: Headers and sockets

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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