Why are standard 2.54mm through hole female headers so expensive at Mouser and Digikey? I'm I not looking in the right place?
Reliable ones are expensive.
Leon Heller G1HSM
maybe if you looked for 0.1" pitch, they would be cheaper. Euro and all that, you know!
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Check Sure Electronics. They have regular and round hole sockets and headers. 0.1"
I sometimes have a hell of a time knowing what to search for on Digikey.
Fortunately I have records of previous orders.
I found what I think you are after by searching for "conn recept".
Here's a 72 position (36 by 2 row?) gold 3M socket for $6.85. I always buy the biggest one they sell and then cut them to fit.
How expensive is expensive ?
I've never connected with an inexpensive female.
A search of "Inexpensive AND Female AND Head" yields lots of hits on craigslist and google, you even get pictures and sometimes videos too.
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