[volt-nuts] 3458A - To Modify or Not To Modify?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Nov 6 22:19:55 UTC 2011

In message <ABBBD83DE5B74F8885F0F686C7ACD9D3 at cardiac5f772ce>, "J. L. Trantham" 

>Just to make sure I understand, since they are all DALLAS chips (two
>DS1230Y-150 for 'program memory', and a DS1220Y-150 for 'cal memory'), with
>their internal batteries, they all will die in the future and that 'memory
>of programs' function will be lost.  So, therefore, it seems that they will
>need to be replaced from time to time (mine are 14 years old) and since I am
>going to need to remove them to replace them, why not place a socket?

Because in all likelyhood you will not care for the functionality
which the DS1230Y's deliver, so rather than risk another 56 pins
to unsolder, you can just leave them in, with no (relevant) loss
of functionality.

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