Board to Board Socket Connectors

Board to board socket connector are available in thru hole and surface mount in the following pitches: 0.8 x 1.2mm (.031" x .047"), 1mm (.039"), 1.27mm (.050"), 2mm (.079") and 2.54mm (.100").

Receptacles may be single, dual, triple or quad rows, they are straight or right angle in orientation and stacking options are available. Surface mount sockets offer options for plastic locating pegs.

GCT offer leaf spring and tuning fork style contacts, each has it own properties, with tuning fork normally offering stronger mating and un-mating force, while offering a limited number of mating cycles compared to leaf spring.

Sockets may be top, bottom or dual entry, to learn more about the ways sockets can mate with header read more here.

Technical drawings, product specifications and 3d models are offered for instant download on all parts.

Board to board socket connectors are Reach & RoHS compliant.
Pitch

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.

Gender

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.

Mount Type

Termination method of soldering connector onto PCB.

PCB Orientation

Defines the orientation which a connector sits on the PCB. Vertical (straight) is 90° to the PCB, right angle (horizontal) is 180° to the PCB. Use the appropriate mating connector pairs for parallel, co-planar and right angle PCB mating configuration.

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

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’.

Locating Peg

Plastic locating pegs to hold the connector in place during solder process and may provide extra strength post soldering. Also known as plastic post.

Profile

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 Pin Size

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.

Elevated

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.

Polarisation

Polarisation allows connectors to be plugged together in only the correct mating orientation. Achieved by a polarisation cutout or ‘key’ on PCB headers and raised polarisation bump on female connectors. Select both ‘key’ and ‘bump’ to view all polarised parts.

Insulator Colour

Standard board to board connector range is black, white insulators used for White Lite range for Solid State Lighting (SSL) applications.

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Series: BB060

Pitch0.80mm x 1.20mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts06-100
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.30mm
Profile3.25mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeDual Entry
Locating PegWith
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Series: BC065

Pitch1.00mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts02-40
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.30mm
Profile2.10mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BC070

Pitch1.00mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts02-40
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.30mm
Profile2.25mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeDual Entry
Locating PegWithout
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BC075

Pitch1.00mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts02-40
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationRight Angle
Square Pin Size0.30mm
Profile1.50mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Locating PegWithout
Additional Information0.75mm mating centerline
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Series: BC061

Pitch1.00mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts10-30
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.30mm x 0.42mm
Profile4.04mm
PolarisationBump
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BC084

Pitch1.00mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts06-80
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.30mm
Profile2.25mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeDual Entry
Locating PegWith
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BC085

Pitch1.00mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-80
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.30mm
Profile2.25mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeDual Entry
Locating PegWithout
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Series: BD069

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-50
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.46mm
Profile4.60mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BD080

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts03-40
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile4.30mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
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Series: BD090

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts03-40
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationRight Angle
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile1.80mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Locating PegWithout
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Series: BD074

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts02-40
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile2.20mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BD075

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts02-40
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile4.60mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
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Series: BD076

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts03-40
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsSingle
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.46mm
Profile2.10mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeBottom Entry
Locating PegWith
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Series: BD060

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-100
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile3.40mm, 4.40mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegWithout
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Series: BD091

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts06-100
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationRight Angle
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile3.10mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Locating PegWithout
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Series: BD092

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-80
PCB Mount typeThrough Hole
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationRight Angle
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile3.45mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Locating PegWithout
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BD050

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-80
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile2.15mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeDual Entry
Locating PegOptional locating peg
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Series: BD055

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-100
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile3.60mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegOptional locating peg
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Series: BD064

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts04-100
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile4.60mm
Insulator ColourBlack
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegOptional locating peg
Active Distributor Stock Available
Active Distributor Stock Available

Series: BD065

Pitch1.27mm
GenderSocket
Number of Contacts08-100
PCB Mount typeSurface Mount
Number of RowsDual
ElevatedNo
OrientationStraight
Square Pin Size0.40mm
Profile4.60mm
Insulator ColourBlack
PolarisationBump
Entry TypeTop Entry
Locating PegOptional locating peg

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