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PICKIT which one on ebay
« on: December 13, 2010, »
Sorry guys I know this has been hashed before.  I am ready to buy one and ebay has a bunch at good prices.  I want a 2 or 3 that will have everything I need to do my

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I have never programmed one yet.  Please post a few links to some combo type kits that have everything I will need.  I think I will need one with the extra boards to put the eproms in.

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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, »
All I can advise is to steer clear of the clones, or you'll wind up with a box full of crap on your shelf in addition to the brand name microchip pickit that you finally bought.

PicKit 2 is tried and true. This is what I have and it's been an absolute breeze to program LE & Dongle pics.
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If you want to cover all your bases, you can get a kit with all the various ZIF boards for a few bucks more.
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Shop for bargains and Good luck,
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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, »
Thanks Mike.  I did not see that the ones I was looking at were clones.  They were about half the price.  I now see the good ones cost a little more. 


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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, »
A lot of people have bought from this guy through ebay and he has the adapters included.

I got the PicKit 3 for the future proofing and works great with the beta express programming utility.

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Hope that helps..

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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, »
I bought my Pickit 3 with adapter from him.   When I went to prog my SSR pics I discovered that the ICSP20A adapter had a defective lever.  I sent him one quick email and he promptly sent me a new one!   Now that's great service!

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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, »
I went ahead and ordered the pickit 3 from him a few days ago.  About 3 hours after ordering it I got an email saying it shipped.  I hope to have it next week.

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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, »
Following everyone's recommendations of J1sys, I ordered the pickit2 kit with all of the adapters today....along with the xtronic solder station and some other goodies.

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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, »
I did the PICKIT3 myself just yesterday.  Can't wait for it to get in! :)
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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, »
I just bought the PicKit 3 with all the adapters from him too. 
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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, »
I got mine within days of placing the order.  I have programmed my Aeon clock so far.  It works  >.d9

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, »
i got mine 2 days after ordering. he's fast!
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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, »
Just ordered mine today!  Good information - Thanks

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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, »
 I bought a bunch of LEs and want to be sure I can update firmware.  But the first thing I found was the darned MICROCHIP PICKIT 2 costs an arm and two legs !

A lot of years have gone by since these were first tested.  I am curious if anyone has found one of the low cost Chinese PICKIT 2 clones that actually works the same as the MICROCHIP PICKIT 2 ?
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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, »
Just use the Pickit 3
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Re: PICKIT which one on ebay
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, »
 I thought the pick it 3 required all sorts of contortions.  I need something the just works. Without having to perform manual workarounds.  Has the firmware been updated for the 3, to allow clean operation?
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