The programmer doesn’t have a ZIF socket, but it has an ICSP (In Circuit Serial Programming) connector, so we wouldn’t need to remove the PIC from the circuit. The pin distribution is similar to the original PICKit 2 as follows:
- VDD Target
- VSS (Ground)
The programmer has a jumper that allows us to choose the supply voltage between 3.3V and 5V. This programmer can also be used with MPLAB IDE, so it would be possible to debug the programs.
If you have any question, feel free to ask.