For sale is one lot of 50 Batten and Allen BA3760 pins.
After much work tracking down a source for these amazing pins, I can finally make these available to the public! What makes these pins so special? Simple. They allow you to build a module out of a piece of standard 0.062″ thick PCB that will fit into all available DIP socket designs without damage to the socket. For this reason, I use them in many of my IC replacement products, such as the new version of my MPS-6540 ROM Adapter. For the details read on.
The pins on a DIP chip are a very precise form factor of 0.01″ thick and 0.02″ wide. DIP sockets are made to accept pins of this specific proportion and will not work well with pins of other proportions. Worse, many are damaged if pins which are thicker then 0.01″ are inserted into them. To the best of my knowledge, all commercial through-hole headers use either round pins or square pins, and none have pins with the specific proportions of a DIP pin. To complicate matters, many older DIP sockets have side-walls which run into the plastic part of through-hole headers, preventing there use at all. The solution? PCB edge clip pins like these. Rather then passing through the PCB, these pins clip onto its edges providing a form-factor that almost exactly mimics that of a brazed ceramic DIP package.
Use these pins for:
– Replacing broken pins on a variety of my ROM and other IC replacement products
– Building one of my products yourself (remember: personal use only without my prior consent)
– Replacing broken pins on a BASIC Stamp board (they use a thinner PCB, so you will need to bend these slightly to get them to fit snugly).
– Building your own IC replacements or other projects that need to fit into DIP sockets
Download the datasheet for these pins with all the dimensions here.