This is mainly just a note to myself, since I can’t seem to get it through my skull, but IC pints are numbered counter clockwise. Not clockwise. I just wired up an IC backward, which I had previously done before when trying to repair a multimeter. This time, it was on an op-amp I’m using in a frequency standard (which I’ll post on later.
So, see the picture? Got it? I’m such a dumbass sometimes.
Image Courtesy of Wikipedia article on DIP. Bonus to anyone that can tell me who thought of, and why, the pins are counter-clockwise vs clockwise.
You are awesome…
I just answered that today at my class
I work as a QC inspector at industrial and aerospace company, I answered clockwise at first but then I thought again and change it to counter clockwise.
That’s how you read the leads of an IC.