ChipMaster Compact Professional

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The ABI ChipMaster Compact Professional is a low-cost, hand-held out-of-circuit IC tester. The ChipMaster is designed for testing digital ICs with up to 40 pins through a ZIF socket (see LinearMaster for analogue devices). A range of adapters is also available for SOIC and PLCC devices.

The ChipMaster includes a search facility for unknown ICs, loop modes for intermittent failure detection, diagnostic information for individual pins and self diagnosis for product integrity.

The unit is battery operated (4x AA/LR6) but an optional battery eliminator is available for extended use.

The ABI Compact Range has been recently upgraded and it now fitted with a USB interface to allow connection with a computer and use with the optional software CompactLink.

Buy this item NOW !  £435.00

CompactLink is a PC based software package that allows users to add new devices to the library and create functional tests to suit special applications. Please click here for more information.


  • Simple operation
  • Extensive built-in library
  • Comprehensive tests
  • Unknown device identification
  • Diagnostic information for individual pins
  • Conditional loop testing mode
  • Optional programming facility (CompactLink)

Video Presentation


  • 1x ChipMaster Compact Professional 
  • 4x AA/LR6 Battery 
  • Operators Manual