Zif Socket

This 40 pin wide zif socket works well with our USB series of Pic Programmers, CK1708, CK1710, and CK1711.  We highly recommend purchasing this socket with the programmers if you plan to frequently program and debug a PIC.  

What is a Zif Socket?

ZIF is short for Zero Insertion Force, which means you can drop a PIC (programmable integrated circuit) into the socket with no force.  Then you can push down the small arm lever and it clamps the PIC in place while making electrical contact with the programmer.  This is very useful if you are programming several IC's and/or experimenting with different programs and need to frequently reprogram the PIC.

All of our programmers come with standard IC sockets.  These still allow the changing of PIC's, but require a little bit more effort to place the PIC's into the programmer.  Because these sockets add significant cost to the kits we let you decide if you want one or not.

Z40W - ZIF Socket - $17.95

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