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spaceboss

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8 pin socket question
« on: May 31, 2012, 09:16:18 AM »
For a build like the Dirtbag where the delay ICs only have 8 legs, would any harm come from snipping the unused socket legs in-between?

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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 09:35:07 AM »
On the Dirtbag board it kinda looks like you would have to.  It certainly won't cause any problems with the socket.

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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 09:59:09 AM »
FWIW most guys use the srtip of SIP sockets and snap off 2-pin sections for the 8 legs.
http://www.mammothelectronics.com/620-SIP36-36-Contact-SIP-Through-Hole-Connector-So-p/620-sip36.htm
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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 10:35:37 AM »
What Timbo said! you can't have enough of that stuff around, IC's, transistors, diodes, anything you might ever wanna swap or is heat sensitive: SOCKETS!

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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 12:14:36 PM »
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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 12:26:18 PM »
If you prefer, you can also pop the pins out of the machined sockets instead of cutting them.
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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 11:28:15 AM »
If you prefer, you can also pop the pins out of the machined sockets instead of cutting them.

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This seems the best way, to me. Obviously not applicable with leaf spring contact sockets.

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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 12:21:37 PM »
Actually, both the machine pin and leaf type pins can be popped out.

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Re: 8 pin socket question
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 01:05:46 PM »
Actually, both the machine pin and leaf type pins can be popped out.

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and then the machine pins can be used for individual sockets.