Are SMT components bad for high voltage applications?

Many assembly factories are asking for SMT jobs, while I think through hole would be a better option for a high voltage application. Before the high voltage project is started, we need to make a call on SMT or Through hole parts. Is there a study on this?

Firstly, check whether your PCB is high voltage. Generally speaking, high voltage is defined as starting at 1000V.

That being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong in general with using surface-mount parts in a device running at these voltages, so long as the parts you are using are rated for voltages you are using them at. Keep in mind as well that you do not need to make a single decision between SMT and through-hole parts. You can mix and match both within a single design.

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Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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