Any one have a pickit they would be willing to give up?

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by stanman11, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. stanman11

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    230
    4
    I bought a cheap china programmer but doesnt work with the chips it says it supports at all. Cant afford something new and cool.
     
  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    7,395
    1,607
    We should make your post a sticky as a warning to others.
     
  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    5,939
    1,222
    Yes those cheap programmer units. Tend often to be quite expensive
     
  4. John P

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 14, 2008
    1,634
    224
  5. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    A pickit is only around $35. Check ebay, you might find some even better deals.

    Good luck!
    Matt
     
  6. absf

    Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    1,493
    372
    I am also using the clone pickit2 as here. So far it never gave me any problem yet. And I think there was a limited period of warranty.

    Allen
     
  7. stanman11

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    230
    4
    I bought the k150 programmer. Cant seem to figure out how to do in circuit programming.
    If any one has some extra pic's, I'd be more then willing to take those off your hands.
     
  8. Art

    Distinguished Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    785
    61
    They are likely PicKit II. Microchip gave the schematics and code away.
    You could try making your own except you need a pic programmer! :D
    I don't know what the difference could be unless they actually made
    some mistake on the PCB, it's driven by a pic, and should have an on board I2C EEPROM.
     
  9. Markd77

    Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    2,803
    594
    The yellow perils are PICKIT2 clones but with features removed, some have fixed 5V for the Vdd of the PIC (but can be switched to application powered). They don't have the EEPROM - I think Microchip put it there for some future upgrade that never happened.
    They also don't have the AUX pin.
     
  10. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    5,939
    1,222
    The EEPROM is used for the programmer to go option. In PICKIT 2 and 3. You can download code. And then use the PICKIT as an off-line ICSP unit. Most often you will not need this. And the EEPROM is not used
     
  11. stanman11

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    230
    4
    shoulda bought that yellow one then lol
     
  12. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,871
    1,394
    You say you can't do in circuit programming. Does the programmer work with PICs in the ZIF socket?
     
  13. stanman11

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    230
    4
    Yes but the thing is, not the chip im using. And its the only one I have.
     
  14. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,871
    1,394
    If it works in the ZIF socket, but not in the circuit, there's something wrong with your circuit or with the wiring from the programmer to your circuit. What PIC are you trying to program?
     
  15. stanman11

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    230
    4
    10f200. zif isnt supported on this chip with this programmer.
     
  16. stanman11

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    230
    4
    I have all the wires hooked up from my programmer. I have 4.5v alternate psu.
    Recieved error error error
     
  17. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,871
    1,394
    So, if you only have one PIC and you know it's not supported by your programmer in the ZIF socket, how have you determined that the ZIF socket works, and how do you know that your wiring to the circuit is correct, and how do you know that the 10F200 is not defective?

    Just trying to connect the dots.
     
  18. Mickster

    Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    25
    11
    If the 10F200 is in an 8-DIP package, you need to be aware that the pin designations do not follow that of the 12F family, such as 12F629 675 etc. which are likely catered for with the programmer.

    What you will need to do, is refer to both datasheets for the 10F200 and 12F675 and, using stripboard (or something similar) make up an adapter board to swap the pin designations to suit.
     
Loading...