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HELP....what type of IC socket do I need?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Trouty, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. Trouty

    Trouty Guest

    hi there,

    A little bit of advice about IC holders please!

    I'm modifying a circuit that has a very small 14 pin surface mount Op
    Amp that I need to tap into 9to feed off into another circuit). I
    reckon my best bet is to "piggy back" an IC socket holder onto the one
    that is already on the circuit board (ie solder onto it) as this will
    give me a nice stable platform & I can also use pins into the relevant
    IC socket legs.

    My problem is that this is quite a small op amp. I've measured the
    pins...between pins 1-7 (ie one side of the 14 pin) the distance is
    only 8mm in total. Does such an IC socket exist? If so where can I
    source one from?

    Many thanks in antcipation.

  2. aman

    aman Guest

    Why dont you use a proto-board instead ?
  3. Trouty

    Trouty Guest

    The board I'm tapping into exists physically inside a digital
    "modelling" guitar....I've made a small circuit board to sit inside the
    guitar too, but I need to tap of the main guitar cct board to feed off
    to my board...the only way of doing this is to either solder some leads
    onto the existing cicuit board (very fiddly & potential for
    shorts/breakages) or as a preference piggy back an empty IC socket on
    top & then i can insert pins into this to tap off the necessary pins.
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    The easiest (and usual) method for doing this is to solder wire wrap wire or
    something similarly small to the existing pins, IC sockets for common
    surface mount parts aren't available, at least not commonly. You may be able
    to hack in a standard IC socket and use a different op-amp in a DIP package
  5. Electroshrek

    Electroshrek Guest

    Or, if only a IC socket is needed, a Textool socket
    will do your job, I'd reckon
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