sockets for leaded discretes

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Hi - I'm looking to make a very configurable PCB test board. Specifically, I want to be able to plug discrete components into it quickly and easily. Does anybody know of any sockets that would work well for this? Ideally something that could handle a wide variety of wire sizes.

Thanks!

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Maybe something like these:

http://www.arieselec.com/product...

They are pretty expensive though, and not a lot of stores stock them...

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Zero Insertion Force sockets are used for this on programmers, etc.

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I've used a cup-shaped contact with a spring pressure piece in side. They go into a pretty large hole in a board but cover a fair range of wire sizes and you can put them into any pattern you want. Tek used to use millions of them. Maybe Amp?

Check this DigiKey page

http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/US20...

Jim

 

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ka7ehk wrote:
I've used a cup-shaped contact with a spring pressure piece in side. They go into a pretty large hole in a board but cover a fair range of wire sizes and you can put them into any pattern you want. Tek used to use millions of them. Maybe Amp?

Check this DigiKey page

http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/US20...

Jim


Hi Jim - that's the kind of thing that I'm looking for - but I'm hoping to find one that can handle a wider range of pin sizes. Those are pretty specific.

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Here is an interesting collection of sockets which might do the trick. Be sure to scroll down a ways.

http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/sockets.html

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Wow, I have not seen sockets like those for ..... well, lets just say a "bloody long time".

Jim

 

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I used to use dual in-line pin headers made for this. Put small capacitors/resistors on it, 8 per pack, and plug it in.