Extra tall male headers


#1

is there any chance that you could start selling a slightly taller (2-3mm) male header to give a bit more space to solder shims?


#2

There is this female header, https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/prototyping/products/booster-header
Looks like you want a male version though. You might be able to make this work though, https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/prototyping/products/break-away-headers-long
Use two to get a double row of 20.
The description says, The plastic separator can be slid up or down to accommodate your needs.


#3

These look good but my second question is how about an extra tall male hammer header?

And while we are talking hammer headers is there any chance of a bulk discount? E.G 4 male for £6 and 4 female for £9 (i.e. 4 for the price of 3)


#4

Would the hammer header install jig still work with extra tall headers? I don’t have one myself, I’d rather solder them in place.


#5

I think it probably would still work


#6

… although you might need slightly longer nylon bolts however having just rewatched my video https://youtu.be/rwOsNkd5wVQ if the headers are 2-3mm taller then the original jig should work!

As for hammer headers I think they are great if a little expensive :(

Since making my video I’ve refined my method of installing a hammer header, I now just use the large clamp and can fit one in less than a minute which is less time than it takes me to set up a soldering iron.