IC : L9637D for ISO 9141 bi directional serial comm. Multimeter: Mastech
I am mounting an SOIC 8 IC on an adapter(regular Soic to dip adapter), so I can mount the adapter on a bread board for use.
I want to ensure that the pins of my SOIC pins are clamped correctly and firmly, so i use the continuity test between the DIP pin (say DIP pin 1 of the adapter) and the SOIC pin (pin 1 in this case), to see if there is contact in Pin 8, and repeat this for 8 pins.
Will this type of testing damage the IC? Obviously i thought that current wont be flowing directly through the IC in this case. These ICs are incredibly tough to get and common sense tells me it wont but just to be sure.
PS : i am not testing between pins of the same SOIC, just between the adapter and the SOIC. Thanks for any of the help :)