Discrete Sockets

Discrete sockets are a type of IC (integrated circuit) socket designed to allow IC devices to be mounted onto PCBs (printed circuit boards), giving virtually zero above-board profile. The socket is designed to press fit into a hole in your PCB and is therefore ideal for applications where space is limited.

How do discrete sockets work?

Discrete sockets are useful because you don't need solderto fit them. You simply insert them into the plated thru-holes on a PCB enabling the holes to become the component socket. The sockets are conical in shape and re-size the thru-hole on the board when pressed into place.

Options for the shell of the discrete socket included closed or open-ended, with or without a knurled section for added board retention.

Features and benefit of discrete sockets

Discrete sockets are designed to meet severe environmental conditions. They're beneficial because they:

  • are resistant to vibration and shock
  • have a wide operating temperature range
  • are durable and long lasting
  • are strong, commonly made from brass or copper

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Description Price Gender Minimum Wire Size mm² Maximum Wire Size mm² Series Minimum Wire Size AWG Wire Size Length Maximum Wire Size AWG Number of Rows Pitch Body Orientation Contact Material Contact Plating Current Rating
RS Stock No. 718-5287
Mfr. Part No.6-1437514-7
€0.192
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Female - - Holtite - - 3.51mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper - -
RS Stock No. 164-8951
Mfr. Part No.6-1437514-7
€0.075
Each (In a Bag of 50000)
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Female - - Holtite - - 3.51mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper - -
RS Stock No. 164-8331
Mfr. Part No.1-5050871-9
€0.342
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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Female - - 5 - 16 → 14 AWG 7.32mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 7.5A
RS Stock No. 909-7236
Mfr. Part No.1-5050871-9
€0.546
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Female - - 5 - 16 → 14 AWG 7.32mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 7.5A
RS Stock No. 909-4363
Mfr. Part No.H3490-01
BrandHARWIN
€1.122
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Female - - H34 - - 10.6mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 20A
RS Stock No. 164-0782
Mfr. Part No.2-5050871-3
€0.304
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 14 → 16 AWG 7.32mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 173-0874
Mfr. Part No.H3153-05
BrandHARWIN
€0.143
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
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Female - - H31 - - 3.61mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 2A
RS Stock No. 906-6100
Mfr. Part No.424-150
BrandBivar
€0.156
Each (In a Pack of 500)
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- - - Perm-O-Pads - - 7.1mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 909-4338
Mfr. Part No.H3153-05
BrandHARWIN
€0.229
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Female - - H31 - - 3.61mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 2A
RS Stock No. 718-5192
Mfr. Part No.2-5050871-3
€0.636
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 14 → 16 AWG 7.32mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 173-0987
Mfr. Part No.H3490-01
BrandHARWIN
€0.627
Each (In a Pack of 500)
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Female - - H34 - - 10.6mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 20A
RS Stock No. 434-712
Mfr. Part No.H3161-01
BrandHARWIN
€0.183
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Female - - H3161 - - 5.55mm - - - Straight - Tin -
RS Stock No. 165-0897
Mfr. Part No.2-5331272-3
€0.225
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 3 - 25 AWG 3.51mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 718-5284
Mfr. Part No.8134-HC-8P2
€0.353
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Female - - Holtite - - 3.45mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 5A
RS Stock No. 164-2990
Mfr. Part No.61291-1
€0.032
Each (On a Reel of 7000)
units
Female - - - - 22 → 18 AWG - - 1 - Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin -
RS Stock No. 718-5202
Mfr. Part No.5050871-8
€0.43
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 17 → 18 AWG 7.32mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Tin -
RS Stock No. 909-4354
Mfr. Part No.H3192-01
BrandHARWIN
€0.281
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Female - - H31 - - 7.54mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold 2A
RS Stock No. 718-5189
Mfr. Part No.322-HCS5P3-300
€0.20
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Female - - - - - - - 1 2.54mm Straight Beryllium Copper Tin 5A
RS Stock No. 164-7476
Mfr. Part No.380598-1
€0.45
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Female - - Mini-Spring Series 5 - 19 → 25 AWG 6.65mm - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold -
RS Stock No. 821-9117
Mfr. Part No.5-5330808-6
€0.75
Each
units
Female - - 1 Series - 28 → 25 AWG 3.61mm - 1 - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Nickel 5A
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