- 830 tie points total: 630 tie-point IC-circuit area plus two 100 tie-point distribution strips providing 4 power rails.
- White ABS plastic body with black printed legend. Color legend on distribution strips.
- Contacts are Phosphor Bronze with Plated Nickel Finish, rated for 50,000 insertions. Rated at 36 Volts, 2 Amps.
- Insertion Wire Size is 21 to 26 AWG, 0.016 to 0.028 inches diameter (0.4 to 0.7mm diameter)
- Size: 6.5 x 2.2 x 0.3in (165.1 x 54.6 x 8.5mm) Peelable adhesive tape backing provided for attaching to a surface. Metal back plate provided.
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BB830 Solderless Plug-in BreadBoard, 830 tie-points, 4 power rails, 6.5 x 2.2 x 0.3in (165 x 55 x 9mm)
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|Brand Name||BusBoard Prototype Systems|
|Item Weight||2.575 ounces|
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BB830 is a solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 830 connection tie-points (i.e. 830 wire insertion holes) and 4 power rails. Solderless breadboards are great for building and testing new circuits because parts can be easily inserted and removed; they are completely re-usable.
The BB830 has a 630 tie-point IC-circuit area plus four 50 tie-point power rails. The housing is made of white ABS plastic, with a printed legend giving numbers and letters for columns and rows. The internal contacts are phosphor bronze with a plated nickel finish.A peelable adhesive tape backing is provided for attaching it to a surface and an optional metal back plate is provided.BPS BreadBoards are Lead-Free and RoHS Compliant.
Finished projects can be moved to an SB830 or BR1 Solderable PC BreadBoard to make them permanent.
Top Customer Reviews
I originally found this board on amazon, and added it to my cart. Then I found the Elenco 9830C for 5 cents cheaper (although, at time of writing this the Elenco boards are 7.11 instead of 7.95). So I ordered 2 Elenco boards and one BB830. I got the Elenco boards a day earlier, and was immediately disappointed to find that the backing was 1) mostly non-adhered (though fixable with some thumb-action) and b) didn't have a double-sided backing. Not a big deal, really, but perhaps notable.
A day later (today) I got the BB830. I have them side-by-side right now, and the quality difference is actually significant.
1) The Elenco board is warped where the BB830 is straight. The rails on the Elenco board curve inwards rather flimsily, whereas the BB830 is flat and solid.
2) The print quality of the numbers and letters on the Elenco board is dark, blotchy and still somehow washed out, with whole character segments missing or run together. The same printing on the BB830 is really crisp and clear. It's like a typewriter versus a laser printer.
3) This is not really a quality difference but more of a preference: on the Elenco boards, the letters are lowercase, while on the BB830, they are uppercase. Oddly, I think I prefer the uppercase, although it may be the obvious difference in print quality that is swaying me.
4) The BB830 comes with a padded, double-sided backing. This isn't really a huge deal on its own, but most of the breadboards I already own have this same feature, and it feels better somehow. If the Elenco boards had even the thin adhesive backing fully in place and sealed, I probably wouldn't even bring it up.
5) This should have probably been number one. There is a VERY noticeable difference when plugging in leads (using "premium" jumpers to test, I think 22 gauge). The BB830 has a light-but-firm feeling on entry and then a clean, secure tug. Very smooth. The Elenco boards are tougher to insert leads into and have an almost "rusty", grating feeling when inserting the lead. I've never paid specific attention to these things before, but it makes a huge difference.
All told, they both do the job that needs doing, but I already know the BusBoard (distributor? mfgr?) breadboards will last longer and be more pleasant to use.
Nitpicks: Elenco has better packaging, although I recommend that it not be a selling point. Elenco also spells breadboard as "bredboard." Um, whatever.
I can't speak to the quality, I decided to return them without using them given the other observations.
I initially bought it from Amazon for $2.60 + $4.99 S/H. Not impressed. After searched customer review and value/cost ratio I bought 2 more breadboards from Amazon and are very happy with them: BB830T Transparent Solderless Plug-in BreadBoard, 830 tie-points, 4 power rails, 6.5 x 2.2 x 0.3 inches-165 x 55 x 9mm by BusBoard Prototype Systems ($8.00 + free shipping); 9483WK Breadboard-Prototype Design Aid by Elenco ($19.34 + free shipping).
The only way to get the leads to stop bending was to grab a lead with small needle nose pliers close to the end and jam them into the hole. Once started the lead would slide in without issue. This worked until the component density started to increase then the pliers would start bending nearby conponents and causing other problems
IC insertion was not a problem.
Radio Shack bread boards have much lower starting insertion force but are slightly more costly, I'll pay the extra to avoid the headaches of BB830.
I had read other complaints. Hoped they were a batch issue that had passed. it appears there is still a problem. Ruined a number of sockets trying to force in jumper wires. Finally resorted to taking my Dremel with grinding wheel and ground a point on the jumper wires and component leads that would not insert. This seems to work. Some components did insert without modification.
The jumpers I am using are "Wosang Solderless Flexible Breadboard Jumper Wires M/M" purchased on Amazon. I like the jumpers. They work on other breadboard brands without problem.
The fact is that now I know how to get around the problem, the tight sockets may work to my advantage by minimizing problems associated with loose sockets. We will see.
Putting a point on the jumpers did not affect them with regard to other brand boards.
Know that you are throwing the dice regarding this issue if you purchase.