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    Suggestions for sockets to use for new Teensy 3.5/6?

    Was wondering if anyone found a good source for 24 pin sockets to plug in the new boards, similar to the 14 pin sockets sold by PJRC: http://www.pjrc.com/store/socket_14x1.html

    Or the ones from sparkfun like: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13925

    I have hacked up my own with using multiple ones, but requires filing...

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    I don't see #24's . . .

    Yes end to end filing is needed - will need to find #12's?

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    Well you can get longer than 24, and cut them down.

    Lets see for normal sockets, Tayda sells a 25 pin female header: http://www.taydaelectronics.com/25-p...in-header.html. They also sell 32 and 40 pin headers.

    If you wanted right angle headers, they sell a 40 pin header: http://www.taydaelectronics.com/40-p...in-header.html

    Adafruit sells a 36 pin female header (in a pack of 5): https://www.adafruit.com/products/598.

    They also sell a 36 pin female header that is shorter than the normal female header (in a pack of 5): https://www.adafruit.com/products/3008.

    If you wanted a stacking header, dipmicro sells a 40 pin stacking header: http://www.dipmicro.com/store/HDR40X1FL

    And if you are willing to pay a little more, digikey has 18 different female stacking headers 1x24: http://www.digikey.com/product-searc...0&pageSize=500

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    I just had problems with the Adafruit short female headers for a Teensy 3.5 socket. When used with a Vector proto board with PT holes, the solder readily wicked down into the header and clogged the socket. Many of the positions had enough solder in them so as to not allow a pin to enter the socket properly. I had to pry off the female header, and de-solder all the pins one at a time.
    I might have known something was wrong when I had to feed way more solder to the pad before I got a nice rounded solder joint!
    I always used Adafruit's regular size headers in the past, with no problems.

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    Thanks everyone,

    For now, I will probably go with some of the longer ones like Michael mentioned.

    But hopefully PJRC will stock some that work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmillier View Post
    I just had problems with the Adafruit short female headers for a Teensy 3.5 socket. When used with a Vector proto board with PT holes, the solder readily wicked down into the header and clogged the socket. Many of the positions had enough solder in them so as to not allow a pin to enter the socket properly. I had to pry off the female header, and de-solder all the pins one at a time.
    I might have known something was wrong when I had to feed way more solder to the pad before I got a nice rounded solder joint!
    I always used Adafruit's regular size headers in the past, with no problems.
    Hmmm, I've not had any problems with the short headers. I was just soldering some on this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtE View Post
    Thanks everyone,

    For now, I will probably go with some of the longer ones like Michael mentioned.

    But hopefully PJRC will stock some that work...
    Just received the Spec. Early Dev pack which has also 24 pin sockets packaged. Maybe Paul will either stock it or provide part number
    Previously a used two 12 pin sockets slightly filed on the connection side.

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    I was just browsing on tindie, and I noticed something called flip-pins for Teensy 3.5/3.6 https://www.tindie.com/products/OSHC...-or-36-4-sets/.

    It looks like from the description that 24 pin flip-pins aren't yet available, so the kit he sells has 2 20-pins and 1 8-pin.

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    my 3.6 arrived yesterday. hello all, i'm new here. i'm curious about these flip-pins as far as durability. if they are "ic-like" then it would seem to be more fragile than standard header pins. ic pins have always kinda scared me, very happy when they get into the socket, hopefully to stay. so i'm interested in hearing others experiences with flip-pins. thanks.

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    I'm curious about the flip pin durability too. They sure do look nice and they fit into holes where normal headers are too big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelMeissner View Post
    Hmmm, I've not had any problems with the short headers. I was just soldering some on this morning.
    It may be that the Vector protoboard with PTH has a larger hole diameter than normal. This is the first time I have used this particular Vector board model, and I certainly noticed the solder "disappearing" like mad , as I was soldering it. I have used other Vector boards for 20 years now without issues, but I usually use the 3 hole/pad with power buses type and they are not PTH. However, the long sockets, with the same Vector, board worked with no problems.

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    i soldered the flip-pins on my 3.6 board this week. as it turns out they seem to be quite sturdy. they were somewhat difficult to work with as a small part of the pin protrudes from the holder which causes the holder to not sit level & square. if i tried to even the pin with the case the pins tended to fall out. once the pins come loose they are difficult to work with.

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    Is there any update on female headers for the 3.5/6?
    Perhaps PJRC could look at something like this to offer on their store?
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200pc-Fe...MAAOSwyltZRilr

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    Doh! Thanks Paul, ha. I'm always a spazz finding things on your site for some reason.

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