Distance between connector pin centrelines. For dual row products pitch defines distance between both pins and rows. Note 0.8 x 1.2mm (0.31” x .047”) is the exception to this rule.
Male headers with exposed pins and female sockets with insulated non-exposed contacts.
Number of rows
Defines PCB connector number of rows. GCT offer single in line (SIL), dual in line (DIL), triple in line (three rows) and quad in line (four rows) options.
Products which achieve a greater space between PCB’s, normally used in parallel PCB stacking applications to achieve a desired height. Elevated headers normally have two insulators, while elevated sockets use an insulator block and modular insulator extenders.
Socket entry type
Searches female connectors only and displays whether header pins may enter from above (top entry), from below with appropriate holes in PCB (bottom entry) or from both above and below (dual entry). See drawings for details of PCB layouts required for bottom entry connector mating.
Socket contact type
Searches female connectors only. Two contact types: ‘Leaf Spring’ and ‘Tuning Fork’, both offer two points of contact with mating header pins. ‘Tuning Fork’ is the lower cost option, with higher insertion and extraction force, suitable only for top entry applications. ‘Leaf Spring’ is lower force contact and suitable for top, bottom & dual entry applications. For higher number of mating cycles choose ‘Leaf Spring’.
The profile of connectors above the PCB. Vertical connectors denote the stacking profile in parallel PCB applications, right angle connectors denotes height above the PCB.
Header Square Pin Size
Searches PCB headers only. Displays the size of the header square pin/post, as connector pitch reduces sq. post size reduces too, one reason for lower current carrying capability of smaller pitch PCB connectors. Note: Two options in 1.27mm (.050”) pitch. Female sockets clearly state which header square pin size they mate with.
1mm (0.039") Pin Header and Socket
1mm pitch (0.039" centreline) micro headers and sockets are available in through hole, SMD, straight and right angle, single and double row configurations. Available in tape & reel, tube and plastic box packaging. For pick and place equipment, we offer caps and film for tape & reel and tube. GCT high temperature 1mm connectors can withstand the solder process up to 280°C (IR Reflow) or 250°C (Wave Solder), with LCP or Nylon 6T, have an operating temperature of -40°C to + 105°C and have a current rating of 1 amps.