16 Pin Dip Socket


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A DIP (dual inline pin) socket allows a DIP to be removed/replaced without the need for de-soldering tools. This specific DIP socket is 16 pins (measured as two rows of 8) and has a breadboard compatible footprint.


SKU: IC-055 Manufacturer: 3M Mfg Part Number: 4816-3000-CP Category: Tag:


DIP (Dual In-line Package) sockets are specialized connectors used in electronic circuits to host DIP chips or integrated circuits (ICs). They are designed with two parallel rows of pins to match the pin configuration of DIP ICs. These sockets provide a secure yet removable connection for the IC, ensuring that the chip can be inserted or removed without soldering or desoldering. This feature is especially beneficial during prototyping, testing, or when there’s a possibility of future upgrades, as it allows for easy chip replacement without risking damage to the circuit board or the IC itself. Additionally, by using DIP sockets, sensitive electronic components are safeguarded from potential heat damage that might occur during the soldering process. The sockets are made of thermoplastic or thermosetting materials, with the latter being more durable and resistant to high temperatures.

This specific socket is referred to as a 16-DIP, with two rows of 8 pins. The rows are 7.62mm apart, with each row featuring a standard 2.54mm “breadboard” pitch. Dual leaf, high compression contacts provide reliable termination.


  • Number of contacts: 16
  • Pitch Spacing: 2.54mm
  • Row Spacing: 7.62mm
  • Contact Material: Phosphor Bronze
  • Contact Plating: Tin Plated Contacts
  • UL94V-0 Flammability rating
  • 1A Current rating
  • 5000MΩ at 500VDC Insulation resistance

Package Contents

  • 1 x 16 Pin Dip Socket

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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: N/A

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 3 g

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

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