Fri Aug 29 17:30:54 CEST 2008
standard programming cable
When I designed the Inchworm (ICD2) and more recently the Junebug
(PK2) I recall why I choose the 2x5
The RJ12 on the Microchip ICD2 does not have 0.1" pinning
(breadboards & protoboards are usually 0.1")
The 1x6 female header on the PICkit 2 IMO simply comes loose to
easily plus its not readly designed for use with a programming cable
(the Junebug has a 16pin extended version available)
Some clones use a 1x5 (the prehistoric PGM pin is omitted) polarized
male header, you need a crimp tool to build them. There is also no
strain relief so you have to be careful.
Other clones use a 2x5 male header and IDC cable. This is the system
my kits use.
2. Robust the IDC cable has strain reliefs
3. Reliable on my kits I double up the connections
4 Can be assembled easily a small vice works well
5 Can be used on a solderless breadboard (the doubled connections work well here)
Looks like a plan.