The 8-pin socket featured here is 300mil (approximately 7.62mm) wide. This width provides ample space for the pins and makes it easy to insert and remove the DIP part from the socket. The socket's solder tail design ensures a secure and reliable connection with the circuit board.
These DIP sockets are extremely useful in prototyping and testing stages of electronic design. They allow for easy replacement of components without causing any damage to the circuit board. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of damaging other components.
Apart from their practical benefits, Sparkfun's DIP sockets also offer flexibility in design. They can be used in a wide range of applications, from simple hobby projects to complex electronic systems. With their robust design and reliable performance, these sockets are an excellent choice for all your prototyping needs.