It won’t be wrong to call the PCB pins a building block of any PCB design. As PCBs, pins provide an interconnect system to the designed PCBs and perform many plug-in applications. Hooks offer a lot of functionality to the PCB design. PCBs pins can be fastened to the PCB board as it is, or they can be pressed into the circuit, swaged, or in most cases, soldered onto the PCB board. PCB pins provide the needed conductive path required on an electrical circuit. It gives strength to an assembly module as a mechanical interface. Figure 1 shows some of the most commonly used types of PCB pins.
PCBs header pins are commonly used to provide electrical connection between two components or between a PCB board member. However, there are many types of PCBs header pins, but mostly it is the male connector in a row separated from each other over a fixed distance. Figure 2 shows a PCB header pin.
2.PCB socket pins
PCBs socket pins are commonly used for mounting such components, which cannot be easily fixed on other connectors or boards. Such features with single contact points are preferably selected on the PCBs board using the PCBs socket pins. PCB socket pins exist in various ranges and dimensions to make it easier for users to choose one of their choices depending on their requirements.
Press-fit pins are a type that has evolved in recent years and provide designers and engineers the ease of using solderless press-fit connectors. These PCBs pins are easy to use and make the production process less costly and more accessible than conventional methods. In this case, it becomes significantly more accessible for the engineer to debug the circuit.
PCBs alignment and PCBs guide pins provide mechanical support to the components mounted on the PCB circuit board. PCBs solder pins are, however, one of the most commonly used PCBs pins where the connectors are soldered onto the top of the circuit board. Their typical applications are in prototyping and developing electrical circuit boards. Figure 3 shows a PCB solder pin.
3.PCB jumper pins
PCBs jumper pins are commonly used for providing a conduction path over a closed or open bypass part of an electronic circuit. They are essential as the designer needs to provide a bypass connection to the electronic components used in a PCB board.
PCBs terminal pins are designed to fulfill the growing requirements of the electronic industry. The PCBs terminal pins provide high current, separable connections onto the PCBs board. The various types and designs of these PCB pins allow the designer to work on different installation schemes for the designs.
The emerging improvements and advancements in PCBs pins have made it significantly easier for engineers to work on prototypes and final PCBs designs. These developments have paved the way for many other complex designs to be executed, which seem impossible by using conventional methods.