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From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: PCB trace width/capacity question
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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:48:53 GMT
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On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:29:00 -0500, the renowned Glenn Ashmore
>Not to make a pest of myself but I have another question on my remote
>light switch system.
>In laying out the printed circuit board, how do I figure the trace width
> to carry the required power? I figure the +12V buss will have to
>carry about 15A max but want to double that for a safety margin to say
>30 amps. Total length of the trace is about 3" and the board will be 2
>oz (2.8 mils) copper. The limiting factor is clearance to the pins. Is
>that possible or do I need to go to wire?
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