Sullins Connector Solutions

Sullins Connector Solutions was founded in 1971 and is today the leading producer and designer of high-reliability connectors for a broad range of applications across the entire spectrum of high-tech industries. 

They are headquartered in San Marcos, CA, USA, and are a privately held company. They currently provide the most comprehensive and diverse selection of UL/CUL, RoHS standard approved headers, and edge cards in the field of connector manufacturing.  

With decades of expertise, they have the capability to custom design high-temperature and high-density connectors for the most challenging environments, including zero-gravity applications. As a result, they are used by the most demanding engineer and manufacturing clients in the world.

Sullins prides itself on customer reliability and is committed to consistently providing its standard connectors in addition to its highly specialized custom design capabilities. All of their materials are RoHS compliant and are manufactured to guarantee the highest levels of quality and reliability. All orders are fulfilled in-house using their proprietary streamlined manufacturing processes.

Despite their size and ability to provide material for the largest enterprise-level clients, they will accept orders as small as ten connectors. 


A Brief History of Sullins Connector Solutions


Sullins was founded under the name Sullins Electronics in 1971. Ten years later, in 1981, their manufacturing plant merged with the headquarter of Sullins offices in San Marcos, CA.

In 1988 pin headers were successfully added to their growing product line. 

After decades of continued growth, Sullins acquired Micro Plastics, Inc in 2004, adding additional manufacturing capabilities to their already significant output. In the same year, they achieved full RoHS compliance for all relevant products.

To meet the increasing demand for their high-quality products and to take advantage of the growth in East Asian economies, they expanded operations with a new regional office in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2007.

In 2008 the name Sullins Connector Solutions was formerly adopted to reflect the company’s continuing evolution into the specialized field of high-tech connector design and manufacture. 

In 2013 Sullins was pleased to announce their achievement of full AS9100 Certification. 

Today, Sullins Connector Solutions continues to provide world-class service to all of its clients and is committed to continued innovation and excellence in its field of expertise.


Global Reach


To guarantee a high quality of service to their customers, Sullins has engaged in strategic partnerships with a network of highly qualified distributors worldwide, ensuring their ability to provide excellent customer service independent of location.


What is a Breakaway Header?


This highly specialized product is sometimes referred to as the ‘duct tape’ of electronic engineering. Breakaway headers are used by engineers to connect diverse components together to create new solutions. They can be soldered or snapped into place and are the glue without which many technical solutions could not take place. They can be easily broken apart with cutters or pliers and can be gold plated to prevent oxidation. 


What is a High-Temperature Jumper?


A jumper allows a device to close an electrical circuit, allowing electricity to flow. Sullins’s design allows for these components to operate in extreme temperatures, and this includes their full range of 0.100″ pitch contact male headers, capable of continuous function within operating temperatures up to 150°C, 200°C, and 250°C. 


This allows Sullins products to continue to offer world-class reliability under thermally challenging conditions both industrial and commercial, including in a wide variety of end-user, consumer products from vehicle engines to medical instrumentation, power supplies, power converters, and other applications that require durability under extreme conditions. 


Sullins Connector Solutions Products

The Sullins design team produces a wide array of both standard and semi to fully custom edge cards, breakaway headers, test sockets, and other relevant accessories. 


Hi Temperature Rectangular Connectors


l SMH200

l SMH120

l SMH201

l SMH204

l SMH25A

l SMH25B

l SMH25C

l SMH25X



Breakaway Headers

l Over 83,172 options

1-36 Positions

1 or 2 Row


Right Angle



l Box headers

l Crimp terminals


l Jumper

l Pin header

l Wafer

l Wafer Housing

l Pitch size 0.039″ through 0.300″

l Positions/contacts 1/1 through 50/100

l 1, 2, and 4 rows

l Operating temperatures from -25 to +85C through -65 to +250C

l Gold and tin plating surfaces

l Gold nickel and tin plating termination


Test Sockets

l 59 options

l Axial, SIP, SMD, TO

l Multiple package variations including 15-Pin SIP to TO-247 4L Plus

l Kelvin and non-Kelvin 

l Pitch size from 0.050″ to 0.200″

l Positions/contacts from 2/2 to 25/25


Card Edge Solutions

l Over 709,854 options 

l Dual female, female and male

l Pitch size 0.039″ through 0.156″

l Positions/Contracts 2/2 through 140/280

l 1 or 2 rows

l Mating thickness 0.015″ through 0.156″

l Right angle, straddle, and straight orientation

l Multiple termination methods

l Multiple mounting features

l Operating temperatures from -10 to +85C through -65 to +300C


Wire-to-Board Connectors






Fully Shrouded Box Headers SFH Series


l SFH21

l SFH210

l SFH213

l SFH41

l SFH413


Fully Shrouded Box Headers SBH Series


l SBH11

l SBH21

l SBH31

l SBH41

l SBH51



l High-temperature jumpers

l Card guides

l Crimp tools

l Hoods

l Polarizing Keys



The use of high-quality connector solutions is ubiquitous in today’s modern industrial environment. Sullins products have been used across a vast spectrum of applications, including in zero-gravity aerospace environments, in solutions for the telecommunications industry for high-vibration applications, in wireless technology solutions, in the semiconductor industry, and much more. 

Sullins connectors and other components are to be found in everyday household appliances and applications, including:

  • HVAC controls
  • Patient monitors
  • Power supplies
  • DVD players
  • Household appliances
  • Notebook and desktop computers
  • Alarm systems
  • Cash dispensers
  • Video cameras
  • Car radios
  • Set top boxes
  • Garage door controls
  • Mobile terminals
  • LED lighting strips
  • Speakers
  • Office automation equipment
  • PDAs
  • Fiber channel host-bus adapters
  • Buzzers
  • Desktop computers
  • RAID controllers
  • Routers and switches
  • Industrial machinery and process control equipment
  • Aircraft electronic controls and radio communications
  • Telecommunication
  • Consumer electronics and household appliances
  • Vending machines
  • Casino gaming devices
  • Automotive electronics and accessories
  • Office equipment
  • Computing equipment and peripherals
  • Burn-in ovens and test equipment
  • Medical devices
  • And many more…

If you require any further information about how the Sullins team and product range can help solve a problem or fill a need for your company, contact us today.

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