Re: [SI-LIST] : current carrying capability of circuit board traces

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From: Doug McKean (dmckean@corp.auspex.com)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 11:38:11 PST


Seems to be a common type of question.

Depends upon whether you're talking inner traces or external traces
and what type of degree rise you're looking for.

I would get a copy of the IPC spec

IPC-2221 - Generic Standard on Printed Board Design.

Fusing currents are something different.

Regards, Doug McKean

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From: "Muhammad Sagarwala" <msadiq@force10networks.com>
To: <si-list@silab.eng.sun.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 10:24 AM
Subject: [SI-LIST] : current carrying capability of circuit board
traces

> Hello All,
>
> I am looking for some information on current carrying capability of
circuit
> board traces e.g.
> how much current could you pump through a trace before it blows,
etc. Does
> any know of a good
> reference, webside,etc.
>
> Muhammad
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