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Discussion in 'Circuit Simulation & PCB Design' started by mn1247, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. mn1247

    mn1247 Member

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    I have made my first Eagle layout and am planning my first-ever PCB. Yeah!!

    Brief background.... my circuit is mostly low-current. However, there is one output path that will carry about 1 amp, though not continuously. The 1-amp signal only occurs every 1 minute or so, and it consists of a pulse that is only 10msec to 500msec in duration.

    Okay, here's the question... how do I size the copper tracings on my PCB to handle this?

    Thank you.
    Eric
     
  2. lilimike

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    Hi Eric,

    You can use a calculator like this one but unless you are confined with space you should make is as wide as you can and not worry.

    Mike
     
  3. mn1247

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    Thanks!.........
     

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