[sdiy] PCB Copper Area Add-on

Ingo Debus igg.debus at t-online.de
Thu Nov 6 19:21:42 CET 2008


Am 06.11.2008 um 08:45 schrieb Stavros Gregoriou:

> my new PCB design program has the facility to add/fill in copper  
> areas on the free space of the PCB (to save on etcing/production  
> costs. As I do not do my own etcing would you still recommend that  
> I should use this facility and if the answer is yes, is it  
> advisable to connect it to Ground?

At work we always fill free areas if possible and connect it to  
ground, for EMC reasons.

If you don't have a solder mask "copper pouring" increases the risk  
of shorts (solder bridges) drastically...

Ingo



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