Is there a general rule as to how much clearance you should add to through-hole components’ holes to allow them to fit easily? For example, if I have a component
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I need to design a circuit board with a connector I can plug a standard thermocouple connector into. And, I am aware that when you connect thermocouple wires to copper
Should I mount AC DC converter on PCB as a through-hole component, a surface-mount component, or have a header that this component is plugged into?
I need to figure out how to physically mount the following AC-DC converter to a PCB to be used as part of a regulated power supply. The pin height is
I am thinking which type of light dependent resistor photoresistor LDR is better. gl5516 or 5506 sensor? Can anyone brief the main difference?
In order to reduce the size of a PCB, I will probably have to use smaller SM components. I currently use mostly 0805 passives, and am thinking about going to
I believe I have heard of putting a plugged via right next to a mechanical pad so that the board is stronger there. But I’m not sure what the implications
This question is about the advisability of continuing to use a USB mini-B right angle surface mount connector in my pcb designs. On occasion we see one of these connectors
I’m designing a two-layer PCB and I’m very inexperienced. A third-party company will fabricate them. Now, I have a PTH part with a number of closely spaced pins. However, I
I’m working on a capacitive power supply. This is connected to the mains and has no isolation, but operates inside a completely sealed box so there is no hazard to
I am working on a project that uses small Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons to track important items. Is there a way to connect two antennas to a single BLE