16 Pin ZIF socket for .3in wide DIP package. For testing, programming etc. Polysulfone Case, Beryllium Copper Contacts. L:1-3/8" Body W: 9/16" H: 7/16” Body WT: .02
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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As of August 2018 the State of California has changed the requirements of the “Prop 65” law. We now must list on our website any possible chemicals the can cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive problem.
As an example:
ABS plastic contains styrene
PVC wire insulation can contain Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
electrolytic capacitors can contain Ethylene glycol
Brass can contain Lead
flame retardant pc boards can contain Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA)
Aluminum alloys can contain Chromium
To put it simply we are a small company and do not have the resources to test every single part, so we list every thing as hazardous. Please recycle all electronic parts responsibly and under no circumstance eat, drink or smoke these parts and wash your hands after touching!
I buy a lot of ICs in bulk. Op-Amps, 555 timers, onto-isolators, etc. I have made test circuits to weed out bad chips and test/grade the good ones. These ZIF sockets allow me to quickly go through a batch of new components. I also collect germanium transistors and diodes for home-brew guitar pedals. I use these sockets to test for hfe and junction voltage drops to match them up. They also allow me to quickly swap out different components in a circuit to determine what sounds best. When you have a lot of components to test, nothing beats ZIF sockets!