2x3 Pin Shrouded Header

Simple shrouded 6-pin connector. Good for preventing cable connection mishaps. Use for programming, data, power, or any other kind of connection. 2x3 pins on 0.1" centers.

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  • Finally! :)
    The second picture should be the default one. The current default is upside down.

  • Is there an Eagle library file for this? I see a library file for the 2x5 shrouded header... Thanks.

    • I don't think we don't have a direct footprint. It's a standard 0.1" 3x2 pattern, so you can use PINHD-2X3 from the "pinhead" library that's supplied with Eagle. The only gotcha is to keep other parts out of the shroud zone while you're laying out your board, see the datasheet for the dimensions.


  • The datasheet does not specify the dimensions of this particular header. It only gives the dimensions for headers that have 10 or more contacts.

    Also, does this exist in the SparkFun Eagle library? If so, how can I find it?

  • I wonder if the pins are long enough, and if the shroud is wide enough, to allow plugging in two servo cables? (Assuming the Futbaba style shroud indexing tab might need to be clipped.)
    I have done lots of projects where I used regular 0.100" pin headers to connect two or more servos in pairs. Having a shrouded connector seems better. (I know other sources stock these, but this would just be convenient to order whenever I might be buying other cool Sparkfun stuff.)

  • ok; let me say first - I've had these on my workbench for years; then let me suggest that these are old school and desperately in need of a new doo:
    Case in point: typical use is for ISP - but I could stack perhaps 40 surface mount devices in the space occupied by the ISP connector. At some point, that ratio ceases to make sense.
    So here's hope for a better alternative more closely in line with the scale of modernity.

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