Headers, Male Pins

This type of header contains male pins within a plastic base and is meant to be mated with a rectangular cable connector or a female socket header for board-to-board connection. These come in a variety of position and pitch options, with some having a breakaway option to manually change position count with ease. Some are shrouded with 1 to 4 walls or unshrouded. Mounting types include panel mount, board edge, stacking, surface mount, and through-hole.