Thread: Zx81
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 11:22 am   #299
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Default Re: Zx81

With regard to turned pin sockets, they are good but they have one drawback, they are much, much harder to desolder from a double sided PCB because the round shape of the 'fat' upper part of the pin completely seals the hole on the top side, making it nearly impossible for a solder sucker to draw air and solder through the hole.

Bottom line: If you fit a turned-pin socket, first be absolutely certain that you will never need to remove it again.
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