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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  • SomeGuy123 / about 13 years ago * / 3

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

  • casestudies / about 12 years ago / 1

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

    • MikeGrusin / about 12 years ago / 1

      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.

      • MostThingsWeb / about 12 years ago / 2

        Hey, who are you calling pinhead?

        • NightEule5 / about 9 years ago / 1

          Am I the only one who gets that reference?

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        • MikeGrusin / about 12 years ago / 1

          You are what you route. =)

      • Spork / about 12 years ago * / 1

        As mentioned above, the datasheet DOES NOT have shroud dimensions for this particular 3x2 part. http://www.4uconnector.com/online/object/4udrawing/03546.pdf seems more useful.

  • EliTheIceMan / about 13 years ago / 1


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        • MostThingsWeb / about 12 years ago / 1

          What isn't? All the dimensions are there.

          • EliTheIceMan / about 12 years ago / 1

            It's only 10 pin and up but I guess you could look at those numbers and guess for 6. I actually did buy some of these so next time I get my calipers close by I'll try to get the outer dimensions posted.

  • zenwebb / about 13 years ago / 1

    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?

  • rmeyer / about 13 years ago / 1

    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.)

  • Ben121 / about 13 years ago / 1

    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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