PCB Headers Meeting RAST Standards

TE Connectivity's printed circuit board (PCB) headers meeting RAST 2.5 and RAST 5 standards are wire-to-board solutions to help achieve manufacturing cost savings while also meeting industrial and appliance safety standards. The portfolio includes products compliant with UL 94 V-0 flammability and IEC 60335-1 glow wire standards, as well as products receiving certificates of conformity by UL, VDE and CQC. The headers offer design flexibility with a choice of tin or silver contact plating, multiple color options, and customizable keying. The 2.5mm pitch RAST 2.5 headers are available with a 6A maximum current rating, while the 5mm pitch RAST 5 headers carry up to 20A when using silver plated contacts. These board mounted headers are ideal for major appliance and industrial applications.

rast 2.5 and rast 5 headers

Product Features

RAST 2.5 Headers / RAST 5 Headers

Centerline (mm)
2.5 / 5.0 Operating Temperature (°C) -40 to +120
Maximum Current Rating (A) 6 / 20 Dielectric Strength (V) 1500 / 3000
Voltage Rating (VAC) 250 / 600 Positions Available 3-15 / 2-8
IEC 60335-1 Glow-Wire Available Yes Sealed Version Available No
UL94 Rating Available V-0 Color/Keying Available Yes
Agency Approvals UL, VDE, CQC Available Configurations Wire-to-Board

Featured Products

RAST 2.5 Headers

PCB connectors that meet RAST 2.5 standard with vertical through hole technology, optional tin or silver plating, and external or internal locking.


RAST 5 Headers

The 5mm-pitch PCB connectors that meet RAST 5 standard come in two to eight positions and three footprint layouts. This product line features thousands of customizable keying and latching configurations.