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Cheap Universal Zif Socket

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passionmcu

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Hi
I am looking for cheap (but good quality) Universal Zif socket for my projects. Any sockets I found are very very expensive. Can anyone give a reference to some Cheap Zif sockets please?
Thanks in advance
 

blueroomelectronics

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Where do you live? What do you consider cheap. The Chinese 3M knockoffs are cheap in every way. They sell them in Downtown Toronto on College St.
 

Hero999

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Try ebay, but be careful, it you buy trash, it won't be very good.
 

sa11

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Hero999

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How do you know it's good quality?

I bought one that looks like that off eBay and I wasn't overly impressed.
 

geko

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How do you know it's good quality?

I bought one that looks like that off eBay and I wasn't overly impressed.
Likewise, the lever mechanism on some 20 pin ones I bought was sloppy and falls out. They were marked 3M TFXtool rather then 'Textool'

An alternative to a genuine 3M ZIF socket are the ones manufactured by Aries and they are generally quite a bit cheaper cost wise than a similar 3M part. Aries Electronics DIP and Zero-Insertion-Force (ZIF) Test Sockets
 

vsmGuy

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Buy the one I liinked. They are genuine and "cheap". I got some TEXTMATE or something off EBAY and the damn pins were all out of alignment!
 
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