[sdiy] socket question

Happy Harry paia2720 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 25 19:49:13 CEST 2002

I would use AMP Diplomate brand and not be worried at all...
they have such high pressure at the contact area they are
like a wire wrap (gas tight) connection... and with the
wiping action and excellent retention force...

I use tin-lead plated (not gold).

The latest batch I got seemed a little less robust than the
old stock (maybe 10 years older)... I'm slightly concerned.
In higher pin count (14 pin and higher) I'd expect no problems.

H^) harry

>From: greg montalbano <greg.montalbano at ucop.edu>
>To: synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
>Subject: [sdiy] socket question
>Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 10:10:51 -0700
>I've been trying to track down some bizarre malfunctions on the digital
>side of a P-600.  Most of the 74LS and CMOS chips on the board are soldered
>in;  I plan to replace the suspect chips with sockets, to facilitate future
>Someone told me that sockets, in certain applications, can cause more
>problems than they solve;  looking at this Z-80 support circuitry, it
>appears to me that there's nothing THAT sensitive that I need to worry
>about ....
>but I thought I'd put the question out there, just to be sure.

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