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Subject: Re: Why use a solder mask on PCB?
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 01:22:52 +0100
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"Rileyesi" wrote in message
> I am making some PCB's that will be used outdoors in a NEMA 4 enclosure
> they will be exposed to condensing humidity and temperature extremes but
> direct water). Due to tim econstraints, I am considering using PCB's
> solder mask (they are quicker to make). Should I be concerned about
> PBC's without solder mask in the environment I described? If so, are
> other ways to weather-proof a PCB?
> I am assuming that one reason foor a solder mask is to protect the traces
> corrosion. What are the other reasons for having a mask??
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