Arduino Stackable Header - 6 Pin

This is a 6-pin female header, with extra long legs -- great for stacking Arduino shields.

Pins are spaced by 0.1".


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  • Out-of-stock red ball
    Silently flipping me off
    Please turn to green, please?
    Arduino shield
    Awaits your six connections
    For more circuitry.
    Ordering on hold
    Credit card is on stand-by
    I'll buy you some beer...

  • DeFre / about 13 years ago / 2

    n00b question (but I can't find it anywhere in the comments)
    Is it necessary to solder these stackable headerpins to the shield I want to connect to my arduino-board or should pinning down my shield with the headerpins work to? (ie do the headerpins guarantee contact with the holes in my shield or not? Having some issues with getting my WiFlyshield to talk to my Arduino. Don't mind soldering but it's a bit in contrast with the whole prototyping/plugin-plugout-reconnect idea imho)

  • sjn37 / about 14 years ago / 2

    I want this kind of connector at the end of a ribbon cable. What would I need for this?

  • RevAaron / about 15 years ago / 2

    I don't know, maybe it's just me- but I'd like to use these in other projects with other pin counts. What about stackable headers with 10, 20, and 40 pins? They're a bear to find in DigiKey and Mouser- part numbers given by ladyada are obsolete, etc. Thanks!

  • ericjforman / about 10 years ago / 1

    UNRELIABLE! Do not use. The pin shape is rectangular and too thin in one dimension, and thus do not fit tightly in female headers of Arduinos etc. I discovered this after 25 hours of debugging intermittent sensor signals. Look at the datasheet - the front dimension is 0.64mm which is good, the side dimension is not marked but I measured it at 0.37mm - NOT GOOD. The pins wobble and may or may not make consistent contact.

    This issue has been reported over 4 years ago. These should be replaced with square pins like all other male headers.

    • Dude, spamming these comments all over a bunch of different product pages isn't cool. I'm not going to revoke your commenting privileges, but I've hidden the rest. Don't do this again.

      (Edit: I think this might've been a bit harsh. I do understand why people want to post a single criticism across a set of products here, but it's tended to lead to a lot of unhelpful noise in the past, so we've explicitly banned it. Maybe we should think seriously about building a feature for commenting on a group of products or something.)

  • Julian4 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Will these fit in a breadboard?

    • Yep, but because of the extra long legs, they are going to be wobbly. Getting regular headers would be a better option if you want to use them in a breadboard.

  • Member #396299 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Any chance you have 3pin Stackable Headers? (Chris)

    • MikeGrusin / about 11 years ago / 1

      Sorry no, but you can cut these down with a little work (you'll sacrifice at least one pin in the process).

  • Member #324797 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Is it possible to cut these into smaller pieces?

  • Dr. DFTBA / about 12 years ago / 1

    Would it be possible to put two of these side by side on a 12-pin row of male header pins? Or would they not fit?

  • Member #270541 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Can anybody please tell me what this part is called in eagle?


  • Khonsu / about 12 years ago / 1

    do these work with the uno?

  • GHH / about 14 years ago / 1

    I hope you guys have a whole lot coming in... it seems like I'm not the only one who has some on back order. I'd love to order a whole lot more but I have no idea when I would get them? It seems that other places are out of these as well (ladyada)... how do I buy stock in this product?

    • Pearce / about 14 years ago / 1

      This next shipment is going to be a big one, we expect it in the next week.

  • Tekati / about 14 years ago / 1

    N8B: The expected arrival date of our next shipment is 5/14
    The next purchase after that is due in by late June

    This date has come and gone and I never saw any stock :( Any word if there will be anymore before late June now?
    Anyone have another source for these? I have several boards now that I need these for.

    • We have no idea and generally do not like ETA's. It's on a boat. Somewhere. When it shows up, we will know when we have it. That's about all we know.

  • Sam Lanzo / about 14 years ago * / 1


    • N8B / about 14 years ago / 1

      The expected arrival date of our next shipment is 5/14
      The next purchase after that is due in by late June

  • Oh, this one is the reason why my order hasn't been sent... Yeah, estimated time should be notified SOMEwhere.

    • SamOs / about 14 years ago / 1

      as JLC this is the reason why my order hasn't been sent, but now there are not shields for Xbees so, I must wait for both.. I hope there will be on stock at the same time... I will not sent two orders, for each one =S

    • mateja / about 14 years ago / 1

      I spoke with a super friendly SF rep and she said that they're getting a shipment of 10k of these puppies in today (the 19th) so our orders should be shipping out this week.

  • mateja / about 14 years ago / 1

    It would be super awesome if you guys could post an estimated lead time (even a conservative one) instead of leaving us in limbo indefinitely. I still love you, though.

    • Noted. Our ETAs are getting good enough that we may be able to start pushing them public. But it's one more thing to ask IT to do... I'll try bribing them.

      • Ok, so we're now actually planning on doing this before long. The data's there, after all. It's just going to come with some pretty hefty disclaimers as to accuracy/precision...
        (We like bourbon and good Scotch.)

  • SamOs / about 14 years ago / 1

    Hey Guys ! I have been waiting for these headers for a couple weeks. They keep out of stock for a long time.
    I hope they will be available soon :)

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