I am looking for an alternative for the usual female header pins, one that has a lower profile than the traditional 8.3mm/0.33in high female header pins.

Adafruit has a low profile Female headers but when attached with the tradional male heade pins it still stands tall.

It doesnt have to be a through hole component, I found one that i really like but i am failing to search its name. enter image description here

It from the raspberry pi POE HAT, a good thing about this (for my case at least) is it can be set on the other side of the board thus lowering the profile even more

but if there are others please do tell

  • \$\begingroup\$ i have seen a connector that mounted on the underside of the PCB ... the PCB had holes ... the pins would go through the PCB and through the connector \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Aug 15 at 4:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ google mezanine connector \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Aug 15 at 4:30

There are 'strips' you can get with individual sockets. Types I could find with a quick search looks like this:

Sub-miniature sockets


Super Low Profile Sockets

You can also embed holes into your PCB as described in another answer:

zero profile, solderless press-fit receptacle

Hard to get any lower than that.

  • \$\begingroup\$ In the first and second picture those things kinda need a corresponding male connector, the third one in the other hand looks good \$\endgroup\$ – Jake quin Aug 16 at 3:04

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