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 Post subject: Re: How do i make certain tracks soldered rather than painte
PostPosted: 04 Aug 2011, 13:49 
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bytraper wrote:
I want to run a length of tinned copper wire down the traces to increase the current load so as not to stress the board.

There is a problem with this. That length of copper will expand when heated, then as it cools down after soldering will shrink, putting mechanical stress on the trace. If you really need a lot of current capability and don't have room for wide traces, the best alternative is no trace, two through-holes and a length of non-stranded copper insulated wire.


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