[sdiy] MPLAB PM3

Tom Wiltshire tom at electricdruid.net
Thu May 5 22:48:24 CEST 2016

I second what other people have said. Personally, I use a PICKit3 programmer (previously I used an ICD2) and program chips either in a ZIF programming socket I wired up for the job, or on a breadboard, or if I've done a prototype on stripboard, I include a 6-pin (5 pins used) programming header. Cheap and simple.


On 5 May 2016, at 19:08, Rob Spencer <rob at gmsn.co.uk> wrote:

> <RANT>
> So I’ve decided to use a PIC25FJ64GB002 chip for a project and decided to be a good citizen and buy into the MPLAB ecosystem by forking out £711.29 for a PM3. The one in the photo on the RS site has a universal adaptor, however it turns out the adaptor is an extra £152.75.
> That adaptor has now arrived, but it turns out it’s the wrong one for this particular chip, the one I need is an extra £180!!!
> So by choosing a cheaper PIC chip, it’s actually costing me near on £1k just for the programmer!!
> I’m hoping someone can set me straight and point me in the right direction so I can return this junk!
> </RANT>
> Rob Spencer
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