PIC uC using Vcap

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  1. R!f@@

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    I have a bit of confusion.:(
    Q1.) Does PIC16F876A & PIC16F886 uses Vcap ?
    Q2.) If I need In circuit debugging should I leave the PGC and PGD only for that purpose ? I can if it needs to.
    Q3.) Do I need PGM pin fro debugging ? I am planning to use it as a I/O. Do I need that pin free as PGM so I will not get confused while coding and debugging. I know I will if I plan to use that pins as I/O later.
    Please do not over complicate the answer. I am confused as of now.:oops:

    Too much confusing info and I will have to move to a friendly 16F88. ( too little I/O's ).
    I like to get to know this PIC ( 876 and 886, as they are pin compatible ).
    PS. This is for access controller.:p
     
  2. hexreader

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    A1.) No
    A2.) A good idea if you can
    A3.) No, Disable LVP in configuration bits and the PGM pin becomes just another I/O pin
     
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  3. R!f@@

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    That's simple enough to undrestand:D
     
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