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    What is the difference in dual in line packages?

    Hello all,
    I am new to this field, and have fun into a small issue. I have been wiring a circuit board for a automotive project of mine and managed to have a pin break on the DIP installed. While it is fixable, I don't really quite fully understand the realm of dips. my question is can I just buy another 16 pin Dip and have it be the replacement, or must I find another with the exact label numbers.

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    Re: What is the difference in dual in line packages?

    You need the exact replacement part or an equivalent part if the manufacturer no longer exists, was bought, or stopped manufacturing that part. FYI some of the numbers on the part are likely date codes or lot codes. You want to find the part with the same functionality, otherwise you could damage the new part or even something else on your circuit board.

    Don't use any random 16-pin DIP part to replace the broken part.


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