Break Away Headers - Long

These are a longer version of our standard break away headers. They are 20mm long which allows you use them socket to socket. The plastic separator can be slid up or down to accommodate your needs.

You will get a row of 40 pins. They can be broken or snipped to length.

  • Pin Style: Square Pins
  • Number of Pins: 40
  • Pin Spacing: 0.1" (2.54 mm)
  • Pin Length: 20 mm

Break Away Headers - Long Product Help and Resources

MiniGen Hookup Guide

May 22, 2014

Using the MiniGen, SparkFun's Arduino Pro Mini signal generator shield

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  • cmat / about 11 years ago / 1

    I use these as wire-wrap terminals. Wire-wrap IC sockets are expensive and hard to find these days.

  • Ahhhhh! Need headers! Hurry up and restock please!

  • kewakl / about 12 years ago / 1

    long Male DIP headers?? I want to form an icsp header to straddle the center of a solderless breadboard. I have one using this part, but it requires a bit of vero board

  • Member #19006 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Could these be used to repair an arduino ethernet shield that got its pins cut too close?

  • artk / about 13 years ago / 1

    If you need to slide the plastic down be careful or you could end up sticking one or more of the pins into your finger. After doing that I put the piece I was working on short side down in the vice with the jaws just tight enough to hold it up straight. Then I took a piece of shim wood and placed it over the long pins using a small(!) hammer to tap on the wood. Works fine.

  • ktemkin / about 13 years ago / 1

    I've found these long pins work very well for creating male-to-male gender changers; just slide the separator right to the middle.
    Great for connecting female jumper wires to a breadboard.

  • baum / about 13 years ago / 1

    Please? Some more?

  • randumnumber / about 13 years ago / 1


  • baum / about 13 years ago / 1

    When will these be in stock?

  • Blom / about 13 years ago / 1

    What about headers that are "long" on both sides of center? So that they can be stuck into an ordinary breadboard and still connect to servos for example.
    Mine tend to be too short to be stuck into a breadboard.

    • WizenedEE / about 13 years ago / 3

      That's what they can do, just move the plastic bit.

    • Member #45102 / about 13 years ago / 2

      Or ...

      • That is exactly what I am going to buy. Get the plastic bit in the middle and save almost 2 bucks!

        • Krb686 / about 11 years ago / 1

          Still not the same thing though. Pololu's are 14.5mm total length, Sparkfun's are 20mm. You can't push Pololu's through a one-sided copper perfboard and have it connect to a breadboard and have header connection on top of the board, even if you do adjust the plastic.

  • Chiel / about 14 years ago / 1

    i see a use for these as nice breadboard/pcb electrodes for the MPR121 touch sensor. should be a lot cleaner then having wires sticking out of the breadboard...

  • R0B0T1CS / about 14 years ago / 1

    Great for linking standard servo connectors to your breadboard!

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A little more header room.

Always have a wide selection of pins available. Never know when you'll need a little more header separation.

Breadboard Friendly

I use these headers in breadboards: break off the number you need, center the pins on the plastic, push the header into the breadboard, and you're ready to plug in your connectors.

Love it

I needed this to plug in two connectors without cutting them off. The only thing I was worried about is I wouldn't be able to slide the plastic on the pins half way. Well, it was easy with some needle nose pliers.