An IC socket, or integrated circuit socket, is used in devices that contain an integrated circuit. An IC socket is used as a placeholder for IC chips and is used in order to allow safe removal and insertion of IC chips because IC chips may become damaged from heat due to soldering.
IC sockets are generally for preventing damage to IC's from soldering and while testing multiple circuits.These are made from Black Thermoplastic and tin-plated alloy contacts. One end is notched to aid in identification. They can be mounted end to end to suit longer IC's
- Overall height above PCB: 4.8mm
- PCB hole required: 0.6mm
- Pitch Width: 7.62mm (0.3in)
- Pin Pitch: 2.54mm (0.1in)
- pins: 14 pins