Chip Sockets

Usually when replacing ICs it's more desirable to fit them via sockets - here some DIL sockets suitable for the chips used in the C64 and Spectrum.

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14 pin DIL socket

14 Pin DIL chip Socket

DIL 14 socket (suitable for 74LS00, 74LS08, 74LS32, 74LS74, 7406, 4066 etc)

Price: £ 0.10   Add to cart. (93 in stock)
16 Pin DIL socket

16 Pin DIL Chip Socket

DIL 16 socket (Suitable for 4116, 4164, 4044, 74LS139, 74LS157, 74LS257, 74LS258 etc)

Price: £ 0.14   Add to cart. (53 in stock)
18 pin DIL socket

18 Pin DIL chip Socket

DIL 18 socket (suitable for LM1889 Video encoder, 41464 RAM chip etc)

Price: £ 0.15   Add to cart. (50 in stock)
20 Pin DIL socket

20 Pin DIL Chip Socket

DIL 20 socket (Suitable for 74LS373 etc)

Price: £ 0.20   Add to cart. (88 in stock)
24 pin DIL socket

24 pin DIL IC Socket

  • As used in the Commodore 64 for the Basic, Kernal and Character ROM chips.
  • Two of these placed end-to-end will replace a 48-pin DIL socket such as that for the ULA in the Spectrum 128
Price: £ 0.35   Add to cart. (25 in stock)
28 Pin DIL Socket

28 Pin DIL Socket

  • Suitable for for ROM in Spectrum, SID and PLA chips in the Commodore 64
Price: £ 0.39   Add to cart. (16 in stock)
40 Pin DIL Socket

40 Pin DIL Chip Socket

  • As used for Z80 (and ULA on Spectrum 16/48) , CPC464 and the CPU, VIC-II, CIAs on Commodore 64
Price: £ 0.42   Add to cart. (17 in stock)
Turned Pin 14 pin IC socket

14-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

  • Turned pin sockets are useful for salvaging desoldered ICs or chips that have broken legs as their recepticles grip uneven chip legs well (a soldered wire can be used to link a short pin stub to the socket hole if necessary). The sockets have round, rigid pins so can usually be fitted into normal DIL sockets (though neither socket is really designed for this so YMMV) and are less likely to damage the socket upon removal compared to the uneven legs of a desoldered chip. Of course, they can simply be used as a more robust alternative to normal DIL sockets, though extra care should be taken to ensure pins are aligned correctly when inserting chips.
  • This socket has 14 pins - usesful for common logic ICs etc
  • Standard 0.3" pin spacing. (Note some Amstrad CPC464 boards have non-standard pin spacing so these will not fit those boards)
Price: £ 0.75   Add to cart. (out of stock)
Turned Pin 16 pin IC socket

16-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

  • This socket has 16 pins - useful for RAM and common logic ICs
  • Standard 0.3" pin spacing. (Note some Amstrad CPC464 boards have non-standard pin spacing so these will not fit those boards)
Price: £ 0.85   Add to cart. (11 in stock)
Turned Pin 18 pin IC socket

18-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

  • This socket has 18 pins - useful for LM1889N, 41464 2114 RAM and common logic ICs
  • Standard 0.3" pin spacing. (Note some Amstrad CPC464 boards have non-standard pin spacing so these will not fit those boards)
Price: £ 0.90   Add to cart. (9 in stock)
Turned Pin 20 pin IC socket

20-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

  • This socket has 20 pins - useful for larger logic ICs (74LS373 etc)
  • Standard 0.3" pin spacing. (Note some Amstrad CPC464 boards have non-standard pin spacing so these will not fit those boards)
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (6 in stock)
Turned Pin 24 pin IC socket

24-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

Turned pin sockets are useful for salvaging desoldered ICs or chips that have broken legs as their recepticles grip uneven chip legs well (a soldered wire can be used to link a short pin stub to the socket hole if necessary). The sockets have round, rigid pins so can usually be fitted into normal DIL sockets (though neither socket is really designed for this so YMMV) and are less likely to damage the socket upon removal compared to the uneven legs of a desoldered chip. Of course, they can simply be used as a more robust alternative to normal DIL sockets, though extra care should be taken to ensure pins are aligned correctly when inserting chips.

  • This socket has 24 pins (suitable for C64 breadbin ROMs etc)
Price: £ 0.85   Add to cart. (6 in stock)
Turned Pin 28-pin IC socket

28-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

  • As detailed above but 28 pins.
Price: £ 0.90   Add to cart. (19 in stock)
Turned Pin 40-pin IC socket

40-pin "Turned Pin" IC socket

  • As detailed above but with 40 pins (EG: C64 VIC, CIAs, Spectrum ULA, Z80 etc)
Price: £ 0.99   Add to cart. (6 in stock)