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Description: Single row of 40-holes, female header. Can be cut to size with a pair of wire-cutters. Standard .1" spacing. We use them extensively in the Olimex development boards. They mate very well with break away male headers.
Please note: You will probably lose one pin with each cut.
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You ‘can’ cut these with wire-cutters, but it’s nearly impossible to do so without sacrificing one of the headers in the process. I typically just cut straight through one of the header pins so the other pins are untouched.
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These headers are great if you have 40 I/O to use, but when it comes to smaller, they are more difficult.
In a project at my last company, I used these to melt power and LEDs to a protoboard and they are not easy to work with. Luckily I didn’t need all 40 pins.
Suggestion: When breaking them apart, take a pin out, heat up an X-acto knife and then cut where you pulled the pin out.
I purchased the header at the same time I purchased the spectrum shield. It was easy to cut and worked out good.
These are great female headers, but be aware: if you want to stack your boards you might want to instead buy something like the Arduino Stackable headers (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10007). The Arduino Stackable headers have longer pins so you can… wait for it… stack boards that use them.
These are deep sockets that accept long or square pins, so they work well with male pin headers. They can be cut to length to form custom sockets for odd parts, unusual pinouts, breakout boards with pin headers on them, or anything you want to elevate some to clear components underneath. The insertion force isn’t too high, so it’s easy to plug a lot of pins into these at once when need be. I cut at a pin (losing that pin) to avoid breaking the plastic around another pin. This leaves a rough end, but that’s easily touched up with a file or emery board if you want a nicer looking end or need to fit right next to something.