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Break Away Female Headers

Break Away Female Headers
Our Price:  £0.90(Inc. 20% VAT)(£0.75 Exc. VAT)

SKU:  PPPRT-00115
Bar Code:  5055421000349
Part Number:  564
Brand:  SparkFun

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  (6 Reviews)

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.


  • Receptacle Style: Square
  • Number of Pins: 40
  • Pin Spacing: 0.1" (2.54 mm)
  • Receptacle Depth: 6 mm


Cutting to custom sizes

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Cheap & Useful
Monday, 18 August 2014  |  MikeN

So, not really berak-away but if you want 4way then remove the 5th connector then snip with wire cutters. Much cheaper than real break-away.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not really break-away
Wednesday, 30 July 2014  |  Tim

They work nicely but are not exactly break-away. When I clip them, I tend to loose one segment. I would really appreciate some female headers which are really breakable.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not the best ones I've seen
Monday, 31 March 2014  |  RB

I'd prefer Proto-Pic to sell another model, easier to break,


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Very useful
Monday, 14 October 2013  |  Mike

40 way header that can be cut to any size and much cheaper than the 10 Pin Stackable Header for Arduino and just as good.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Make really neat project boards
Friday, 16 August 2013  |  Tony

I use these all the time. I like to solder up my finished projects onto strip board and use M:M jump leads (PPCAB110C4M ) to connect them to Arduinos or other breakout boards. These headers allow you to build really neat project boards. Cutting the header


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Only for soldering onto boards
Sunday, 10 March 2013  |  George

The pins are not long enough to reliably clip into breadboards or connectors on Arduinos. They are the ideal length for soldering into prototype shields.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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