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theatretch85
09-02-2010, 01:44 PM
I purchased the Pic Kit 2 to start programming my pics for Renard, however i noticed there isnt a spot to put the pic chip on the programmer. There only appears to be a RJ11 jack on the programmer in addition to the USB. Is there a circuit board that would allow me to put the chip in a socket and connect it to the prgrammer via the RJ11 cables? If someone can point me to where I might find a pin-out that would be great!

Thanks!

BuzzKill
09-03-2010, 02:37 PM
This may help...

http://www.microchip.com/forums/tm.aspx?high=&m=458616&mpage=1#458616

This also looks promising...

http://cgi.ebay.com/MCU-Universal-ZIF-socket-use-PICkit-2-3-/250685803006

deplanche
09-03-2010, 03:04 PM
Also try here. http://stores.ebay.com/joshua1systems

I recently purchased those. Decent price and fast shipping. Think he may even be a member here.

theatretch85
09-03-2010, 09:43 PM
Hmm, this looks to be a lot more confusing than I thought it would be. How do people use the Pic Kit 2 to program their pics here?

I think this one might be what I am looking for, though the jumper area is kinda confusing. I'm programming the 14 pin chips correct? So if I understand the letters correctly, I put a jumper on all the headers labeled "C"?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ICSP-Adapter-ZIF-8-14-pin-PIC-use-PICkit-2-3-/330401300050?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ced73be52

I built 2 Ren24's and 1 Ren 8 last year with pre-programmed pics, this year I'm building a Ren64 with pics that need to be programmed. Eventually i'd like to program the chips for DMX connection.

Thanks!

budude
09-03-2010, 10:12 PM
I would suggest the second one that Buzzkill mentioned (http://cgi.ebay.com/MCU-Universal-ZIF-socket-use-PICkit-2-3-/250685803006)- I have that very one and it's great - it can program just about any PIC including the wide body (.6) ones. The first thing you need to do is take that cover off the top as it serves no purpose that I can see. I've programmed about 8 or 9 different type PICs so far with it (including probably about a hundred 16F688's by now...).

ukewarrior
09-04-2010, 01:34 AM
I too have this unit from Sure Electronics.
It is well made and the schematic can be downloaded if necessary.

I would suggest the second one that Buzzkill mentioned (http://cgi.ebay.com/MCU-Universal-ZIF-socket-use-PICkit-2-3-/250685803006)- I have that very one and it's great - it can program just about any PIC including the wide body (.6) ones. The first thing you need to do is take that cover off the top as it serves no purpose that I can see. I've programmed about 8 or 9 different type PICs so far with it (including probably about a hundred 16F688's by now...).

theatretch85
09-04-2010, 04:42 AM
I was looking at that one but didn't know if that would work for the 14 pin chips. What socket do you use on that particular one to program the pic's? I certainly wouldn't mind the flexibility to be able to program more chips.

Thanks for the responses!

Virtus
09-04-2010, 10:32 AM
The 14 pin PICs go in the bottom right socket.

theatretch85
09-04-2010, 12:20 PM
Thanks, just bought one, now just have to wait for it to show up from china!

LabRat
09-04-2010, 08:34 PM
I've used "SureElectronics" for multiple purchases (their Terminal headers are great!). Most recently some LCD displays to be used on the "Pocket Enigma" machine that I'm designing up for my son.

Their "pickit2 + ZIF" for $33.00 (shipping included) seem a fantastic deal. I have found the PICKIT2 to be an amazing tool, as it can double as a serial console test bed, as well as a three channel logic analyzer. Not bad for under $35.00 !!

Now if we could get Microchip to update the software for the PK3 to do all that as well, I wouldn't need to keep both programmers around.

http://www.sureelectronics.net/goods.php?id=731

Jrd
09-04-2010, 10:59 PM
I've used "SureElectronics" for multiple purchases (their Terminal headers are great!). Most recently some LCD displays to be used on the "Pocket Enigma" machine that I'm designing up for my son.

Their "pickit2 + ZIF" for $33.00 (shipping included) seem a fantastic deal. I have found the PICKIT2 to be an amazing tool, as it can double as a serial console test bed, as well as a three channel logic analyzer. Not bad for under $35.00 !!

Now if we could get Microchip to update the software for the PK3 to do all that as well, I wouldn't need to keep both programmers around.

http://www.sureelectronics.net/goods.php?id=731

Do they have this item listed on eBay? Or just on their website?

This looks like a good deal, they are even cheaper than j1sys, but all of the javascript on their site is annoying.

Wayne J
09-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Do they have this item listed on eBay? Or just on their website?

This looks like a good deal, they are even cheaper than j1sys, but all of the javascript on their site is annoying.

If I may, I really recommend, if possible, to keep with a true PicKit2 from Microchip (the kit "j1sys" has). Yes, a bit more costly, but worth it.