Re: SMD test fixtures for curve tracers


Sergey Kubushyn
 

On Thu, 17 Mar 2016, 'Michael A. Terrell' mike.terrell@... [TekScopes] wrote:

Those are OK as a base to make a 370/576/577 adapter but it is just SOT23.
There are also SOT223, D2PAK, SC-70 and more... That's not even starting on
numerous diode packages...

Have you seen these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271995317131

<http://www.dx.com/p/gold-plated-sot23-6l-programmer-adapter-socket-green-black-multi-color-413501?tc=USD&gclid=CICR082Ax8sCFdgLgQodUzMGWg#.VupC3zHuorA>

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dave Seiter d.seiter@... [TekScopes]" <TekScopes@...>
Sent: Mar 16, 2016 1:15 AM
To: "TekScopes@..." <TekScopes@...>
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] SMD test fixtures for curve tracers

Years ago I tried to make a spring loaded test fixture for two-leaded packages (like 0805), but it never worked really well.  (One would pull back one contact, insert part and release contact) 
I currently use a pcb with two pads and a non-metallic spring loaded pincher.  Never did come up with a good (cheap) solution for 3 lead packages.
-Dave

From: "Kochcal@... [TekScopes]" <TekScopes@...>
To: TekScopes@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:01 PM
Subject: [TekScopes] SMD test fixtures for curve tracers

  I have been trying to move into the SMD age.


Does anyone have an example of a DYI or economical SMD test fixture that one can use for example on 2 and 3 leaded parts in a curve tracer?


I have searched and not really come up with anything.


I have some really tiny grabbers but it's hard to get all three clips on, particularly if they have solder from being removed, and the parts tend to pop/wonder off and get lost.


Any other ideas?


John
Michael A. Terrell


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Posted by: "Michael A. Terrell" <mike.terrell@...>
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