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Subject: Re: What is Trace width?

Date: 08/27/03 at 3:07 AM
Posted by: KARTHIK PVS
E-mail: karthiktilak@yahoo.com
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In Reply to: What is Trace width? posted by Thulsi on 08/23/03 at 1:31 AM:


Check the IPC trace versus current carrying curve characteristics. Its available on the web.

Go in for 0.5mm trace width for 1 ampere of current, as a rule of thumb.

So you can calculate what your trace width will be from the above rule of thumb. Finally verify it with the trace versus current carrying capacity curves as specified by IPC.

I think you can find the curves and other details on www.pcbstandards.com

Good luck.

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