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Little Solder Hole Thing On PCB
« on: October 19, 2008, 12:47:23 PM »
If you look in my PCB I designed you'll see a little solder hole thing right above the FTDI chip .

What is that solder hole thing and what am I supposed to do when I get my PCB in the mail? Solder in that hole? Leave it be?

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Re: Little Solder Hole Thing On PCB
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 12:58:30 PM »
Problaby a plated through hole. A way to carry a lead from one side of the board to the other side. So two leads dont cross.

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Re: Little Solder Hole Thing On PCB
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 01:22:01 PM »
I thought it was something like that

but do I have to fill in (solder it) the hole? or is it good the way it is?
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Re: Little Solder Hole Thing On PCB
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 01:24:10 PM »
It is plated through by the PCB manufacturer, no need to solder it.
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Re: Little Solder Hole Thing On PCB
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 01:26:12 PM »
It is plated through by the PCB manufacturer, no need to solder it.

Ok thank you
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Re: Little Solder Hole Thing On PCB
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 07:07:56 AM »
Its called a via.

Vias are bad for high power tracing, and for noise sensitive circuits. For your circuit it's no big deal.

You should go all surface mount for this board - I'm willing to bet it will allow you to halve the size.

 


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