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  • EEVblog #411 – MiniPro TL866 Universal Programmer Review

    Posted on January 17th, 2013 EEVblog 7 comments

    Is a sub $50 universal programmer from ebay any good?
    Dave checks out the MiniPro TL866 programmer:

    Chip support

    Forum Topic HERE

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    • Steve_w


      Would be interested to see if the in circuit programmer works.

      Love your work!! keep it up



    • Worf

      Heh, the original version didn’t program the 8Mbit EPROMs either…

    • Nimesh


      Hope you still have it. Please do some 74/54 and 4000 series IC tests with this puppy… Hope it would be a great one for all tech.s and eng.s out there….

    • Mike W

      After watching this review I bought one!
      For what it’s worth, application of a little snake-oil reveals the MCU is a Microchip PIC18F87J50.
      Seems to do everything it says on the tin…

    • / Karri Varos

      The only site that I’ve ever used that didn’t get my youtube video removed was youtubeviewseller.

    • Jay Jaeger

      Thanks for the review. In covering the EPROMS and the PIC16F877 you touched on precisely the devices of most interest to me, along with the old GAL devices you listed (but didn’t demo). Great job! I really enjoy listening/watching your reviews.

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