This is a 10-pin socket with 2mm pitch that mates with the popular XBee radio from Digi. Use this small part to avoid having to solder your precious radio to a PCB. You'll need two of these sockets to connect to all 20 pins on the XBee.
These headers can also be cut to work with the RFID breakout board.
Please Note: This item is sold singly, not in pairs.
We recommend not using a lot of solder on the XBee female headers as the solder can flow into the socket. Using excessive amounts of solder can block the socket preventing you from inserting a module that has the 2mm pitch like an XBee or RFID reader into the header.
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Even if I had read all those negative comments from years ago, I would have assumed by now that a great distributor like SparkFun would have fixed the problem of solder leaking into the sockets and ruining them.
I won't make that mistake again; unless SparkFun staff respond to negative comments, I will assume the issue is still unresolved.
Hi, The physical construction of this part allows for some space where solder could soak up into the header holes. Using a small amount of solder, and being cautious to not over heat the pin will help to avoid issues with solder soak. Thanks
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Nobody wants to melt solder onto a $25+ Xbee, do they?
These work well. The pins are a nice length and barely stick out the other side of your PCB.
Note the pins are not "normal" breadboard spacing. You will need SparkFun's Xbee breakout and two of these headers, if you want to make an Xbee standoff adapter for a breadboard.