When pins look shorted but are not

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When pins look shorted but are not

Post by exxos » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:01 pm

So been trying to remove a shorted between 2 pins, only to realise they are actually linked on the PCB! :roll:

I am mentioning it here as its something I keep forgetting about and could catch out others. Moral of the story is to never link pins directly together like that. Always route them away from the chip a bit. That way, you don't get the appearance of a solder short, when pins are actually connected.


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Re: When pins look shorted but are not

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Hmm, interesting.
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Re: When pins look shorted but are not

Post by TheNameOfTheGame » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Yeah, that's definitely not a best practice lol. I agree, bring them out and connect with traces that are obvious.

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