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Old 11-05-2021, 06:00 AM   #1
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Hi there,

Can anybody recommend a source of good quality DIP sockets please? I'm getting mine from Ebay and they feel very flimsy. If I plug a previously desoldered chip, the sockets get permanently deformed and the pins to solder through the PCB are very, very flimsy...

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Old 11-05-2021, 07:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: good quality DIP sockets

turned pin / machined pin sockets.
RS or Rapid.
https://www.rapidonline.com/dil-dual...-sockets-82699

if your using pulled chips you need to get the pins smooth - i rub them gently across a file
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Old 11-06-2021, 01:20 AM   #3
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Thanks appreciated.

Iíve always felt a bit cautious about turned pin sockets as arenít they designed to accept round pins? I donít doubt they may work but logically a flat pin doesnít work very well in a round hole in my brain 🙂

Whatís your thought about that?
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Default Re: good quality DIP sockets

They work fine, have seen/used tons of them for flat DIP pins and never had any issues with them. Don't try to plug TO-220 pins into them however, won't work.

Only PGA pins are round anyway, and fortunately they use machined pins for those.
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Thanks

Yes I did a little research and I didnít know those sockets still have a spring mechanism inside so it wonít matter whether the IC has round or flat pins.

I guess Iíll start using them. Thanks for the advice.
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