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I want to build a 28 pin breakout board to free up breadboard space but can't find any DIP sockets for 2 pin oscillators (since I will probably use all sorts of osc frequencies, I need to be able swap them). The smallest socket i found was 4 pin... am i missing something?
The crystals come in different size packages, so might have to bend the leads a little. The crystal also needs a couple of small capacitors for it to work right. Crystal oscillators usually have 4 pins, again a variety of size packages. Resonators have 3 pins... A6 pin socket might work, but you might also look into header pin sockets. SNAPPABLE 30 PIN SIP SOCKET, .1" CENTERS | AllElectronics.com
I've used these for LEDS, capacitors, and resistors. Might work for what you want. Oddly though, square header pins don't seem to fit...
D`oh, you're right - i meant crystals. I have a bunch of crystals lying around and want to be able to swap them. When i connect them to the breadboard i use 2 caps which i intend to solder onto the breakout board - i only needed a way to allow me to swap the crystal itself.
HarveyH42 - that seems pretty close. I thought there might be a dedicated socket for crystals (the pin spacing would be .1" but the socket spacing would be a bit wider to accommodate the crystal).
Like nigel said, there are sockets for crystals. They have worked out great for the half can type crystals with the skinny leads (0.018"). They will not work with the fatty type leads on at least some full can crystals.
The spacing of 4 pins of the strips that Mike mentioned are perfect (0.3"). I use them. The capacitance is small, but if you're worried just subtract a pf or two from the crystal load caps on the board.