(Topic ID: 261882)

IC Sockets on stilts

By oldschoolbob

3 months ago

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    #1 3 months ago

    Some time back I worked on a Williams Flash and I noticed that some of the IC sockets were extended above the board - sorta like sockets on stilts. Today I'm working on a MPU with possibly a short under the PIA socket. I thought the extended socket would be handy in this case to see what's going on under there. But I don't know what they're called or where to get them. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    #4 3 months ago

    Thanks Zitt. In my case I don't want the legs extending through the board for wire wrap. I need to solder on the top of the board (lost pad on the bottom). It may be a tricky installation to keep the socket high enough above the board.

    I can see those being obsolete soon - at those prices.

    Thanks Chris. I get all my electronics from GPE - have been for six years. But I have never seen those wire wrap sockets there. Do you have a part number? Perhaps I missed them.

    And thanks for the work you do on PinWiki.


    #8 3 months ago

    Looks like the wire wrap idea isn't so good afterall. Besides not fitting the holes and like Zitt said you have the risk of hitting the extended socket.

    The problem with machine pin sockets is they are a little too short to easily solder under them. Someone needs to invent a machine pin socket that is just a little taller - maybe just 1/8 inch taller. Or perhaps SIP sockets that are taller just for repairs like this.

    Or maybe I'm just getting too old for delicate work like this.


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