Re: A couple of PET drive problems...

From: Ethan Dicks (
Date: 2007-03-20 21:21:28

On 3/20/07, Jack Rubin <> wrote:
> You can also butt smaller sockets together - e.g. a 6 and a 12 - to create an 18 pin socket. It's a lot neater than chopping off the ends  ;>)

Absolutely - I've done it when I needed 28-pin "skinny-DIP" sockets (2
x 14 pin).  I think, though, that given the sizes that Unicorn
Electronics has on hand that you won't find a pair of sockets that
will do the trick without reducing them - of course, you could take an
8-pin and turn it into a 6-pin and a 14-pin into a 12-pin, then put
the cut sides facing each other... that wouldn't look so bad.  I've
also extracted naked pins, stuck them on the bottom of another, whole,
socket, then soldered in the bare pins.  It works electrically, but
you lose the mechanical stability of the socket frame.


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