Solderless Breadboard can be repaired in-field.

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Sized for standard .012-.031 in. contact pins, PRO 555 Solderless Breadboard contains 2 side-by-side zones of 5 contacts by 43 rows for IC's and components, plus 5 lines of 5 x 5 contacts for power and grounding. Clear polycarbonate rear plate allows easy view of contacts. Board has 25,000 cycle contact life. Designed to work with standard and sheathed banana plugs, 5 binding posts facilitate user power, ground, and signal connections.

Original Press Release:

Cal Test Introduces User-Repairable Solderless Breadboards

YORBA LINDA, Calif., February 24, 2006 ... Cal Test Electronics, a premier supplier of over 3,000 standard and custom electronic test accessories, announces the immediate availability of the new PRO 555 Solderless Breadboard to its growing family of test accessories. Currently available individually or pre-mounted on aluminum panels, the 555 Solderless Breadboards are the only user-repairable breadboards available on the market today. Priced as low as $ 16.90 each, they are ideal for engineering, R&D, education, prototype circuit design, and experimental circuit evaluations. The PRO 555 Solderless Breadboard offers several outstanding features including:

o User-repairable - no waiting for replacement
o Durability, over 25,000 cycle contact life
o 555 contact holes per board
o Sized for standard .012" to .031" (0.3 to 0.8mm) contact pins
o Silk-screened nomenclature to assist in circuit layout
o Mounting holes on back of board

The PRO 555 Solderless Breadboards have been designed to be user-repairable in the field. The user can remove the back and replace the contacts if they become damaged. Now there is no need to endure dead spots and the board can be quickly placed back into service. Model CT2044 PRO 555 Accessory Maintenance Kit includes the required replacement contacts.

The basic PRO 555 Solderless Breadboard is a small, durable, rectangular, white Polyester plastic board containing 2 side-by-side zones of 5 contacts by 43 rows (a total of 430) for IC's and components, plus 5 lines of 5 x 5 contacts (a total of 125) for power and grounding.

PRO 555 boards together into a matrix if desired. The rear plate is made of clear Polycarbonate to enable the user to easily view the contacts. Available as an individual Breadboard unit, the Model CT2043 is priced at a low $16.90 each.

The PRO 555 Solderless Breadboards also come conveniently mounted on black anodized aluminum panels for larger circuit designs. Unique binding posts (5 total), facilitate user power, ground, and signal connections. The binding posts are uniquely designed to work with both standard and sheathed banana plugs. Each panel comes with a convenient circuit tracing pad to develop and document your design.

The pre-build configurations include:
o CT2046 PRO555 Test Board 2, 1110 pts with binding posts & pad - $ 46.80 ea
o CT2047 PRO555 Test Board 3, 1665 pts with binding posts & pad - $ 63.70 ea
o CT2048 PRO555 Test Board 4, 2220 pts with binding posts & pad - $ 80.60 ea
o CT2049 PRO555 Test Board 6, 3330 pts with binding posts & pad - $114.40 ea

Several accessories are available including the CT2044 PRO 555 Accessory Maintenance
Kit @ $7.00 each, and the CT2045 PRO 555 Accessory Circuit Trace Paper Pad @ $6.00 each. All Model PRO 555 Solderless Breadboards come with Cal Test Electronics' one-year warranty and are available for immediate delivery.

With over 20 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of high-performance, high-quality electronic test accessories for the OEM market, Cal Test Electronics has developed a reputation for excellence. Recognized for their price-performance value, application flexibility, and wide selection of over 3,000 standard and custom products, Cal Test Electronics products are available worldwide.

For additional information, contact Bill Hansen at Cal Test Electronics, 22820 Savi Ranch Parkway, Yorba Linda, California, 92887-4610, Tel: (714) 221-9330, Fax: (714) 921-9849 or visit our Web site at

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