IC Sockets

Electrical devices contain integrated circuits (ICs) which are installed onto a printed circuit board (PCB). IC sockets are connectors which allow ICs to be fitted and removed easily. The socket is mounted onto the board and houses the chip. Unlike soldering, which is permanent, IC sockets are important as they enable you to remove or interchange the components without damaging them. This also protects the IC from potential heat damage caused by soldering.


Programmable chips and microcontrollers are a great example where IC sockets are used. They allow for easy removal for testing, programming or replacement. This enables you to choose and test the right chip for the application, replace any failures in the circuit or upgrade a device when required.


Types of IC Socket


  • DIL Sockets (Dual-in-line) have two parallel rows of pins, available in various numbers to match the relevant IC and are normally very cost-effective. A larger socket can be created by placing two smaller ones together, end-to-end, e.g. two 8 pins become 16-pin.

  • SIL Sockets (Single in-line) has a single line of pins and is frequently used in smaller applications like resistor arrays or boards with short lead pins, such as a desktop computer. There are many different sizes and types available.

  • DIMM Sockets (Dual In-line Memory Module). Random Access Memory (RAM) can be easily installed in computers or laptops using DIMM sockets. These are important components that help to ensure reliable connectivity. They have two separate rows of electrical contacts or pins on either side. It's a general rule that the more pins the higher the RAM it supports. There are various pin sizes available.

  • SIMM Sockets (Single In-line Memory Module). These have a single row of pins which connect memory modules to circuit boards. They are space-saving and can be installed at predetermined angles with positive polarisation to prevent memory modules from being inserted incorrectly. They are used mainly in older computers dating from the 1980s to late 1990s. Available in various sizes and number of pins.

SMD and Through Hole Mount


IC sockets are mounted onto PCBs by surface mount (SMD) or though hole mounting. This refers to the pins on the socket and how they attach to the board. SMD sockets are attached to the surface of the PCB, while through hole sockets are pushed through holes in the PCB.


What are package types?


IC sockets are designed for a specific package type. This refers to the package of the IC, which in an industry standard size, and its pins. Examples of package type include:


  • BGA

  • DIP

  • LGA

  • QFP

  • SOIC

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Description Price IC Socket Type Package Type Gender Number of Contacts Number of Rows Pitch Body Orientation Contact Material Contact Plating Current Rating Socket Mounting Type Device Mounting Type Voltage Rating Termination Method
RS Stock No. 435-0652
Mfr. Part No.W9328
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SGD28.62
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PLCC Socket SMD Male 84 - 1.27mm Right Angle - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 401-661
Mfr. Part No.W3435G
BrandWinslow
SGD1.396
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Transistor Socket - Female 3 - - Straight Phosphor Bronze Gold 1.0A - - 100 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 378-9756
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC020-1PTRC
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SGD1.956
Each (In a Tube of 37)
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PLCC Socket - Female 20 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 244-6789
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC020-T3RC
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SGD23.86
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PLCC Socket - Female 20 - 2.54mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 435-0646
Mfr. Part No.W9327
BrandWinslow
SGD51.50
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PLCC Socket SMD Male 68 - 1.27mm Right Angle - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 487-2540
Mfr. Part No.W3437
BrandWinslow
SGD1.374
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Transistor Socket SMD Female - - - Straight Beryllium Copper Gold over Tin 1.0A - - 100 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 180-7694
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC052-ST1RC
BrandWinslow
SGD3.22
Each (In a Tube of 19)
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PLCC Socket - Female 52 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 180-7650
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC028-ST1RC
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SGD2.769
Each (In a Tube of 27)
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- - Female 28 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 401-992
Mfr. Part No.W3401G
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SGD2.972
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Transistor Socket - Female 8 - - Straight Phosphor Bronze Gold 1.0A - - 100 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 378-9790
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC052-1PTRC
BrandWinslow
SGD3.366
Each (In a Tube of 22)
units
PLCC Socket - Female 52 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 180-7701
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC068-ST1RC
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SGD3.474
Each (In a Tube of 16)
units
- - Female 68 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 180-7644
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC020-ST1RC
BrandWinslow
SGD1.234
Each (In a Tube of 32)
units
PLCC Socket - Female 20 - 1.27mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 378-9807
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC068-1PTRC
BrandWinslow
SGD4.114
Each (In a Tube of 18)
units
PLCC Socket - Female 68 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 244-6925
Mfr. Part No.W9306
BrandWinslow
SGD59.69
Each
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- - Male 84 - 1.27mm Straight - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 244-6852
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC084-T3RC
BrandWinslow
SGD13.42
Each
units
PLCC Socket - Female 84 - 2.54mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 378-9813
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC084-1PTRC
BrandWinslow
SGD4.937
Each (In a Tube of 15)
units
PLCC Socket - Female 84 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 180-7666
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC032-ST1RC
BrandWinslow
SGD2.831
Each (In a Tube of 24)
units
PLCC Socket - Female 32 - 1.27mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 244-6802
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC032-T3RC
BrandWinslow
SGD16.05
Each
units
PLCC Socket - Female 32 - 2.54mm Straight Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1.0A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder
RS Stock No. 244-6896
Mfr. Part No.W9303
BrandWinslow
SGD38.34
Each
units
- - Male 44 - 1.27mm Straight - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 180-7717
Mfr. Part No.WPLCC084-ST1RC
BrandWinslow
SGD1.82
Each (In a Tube of 14)
units
- - Female 84 - 1.27mm - Phosphor Bronze Tin over Copper 1A - - 100 V ac, 150 V dc Solder