Eagle Trace size

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Eagle Trace size

Postby chicago_mike » 25 Nov 2009, 23:41

I have been using 32 as a trace size after good advice from madbean. :)

I wonder though, it does seem small compared to some commercial sized traces? Do I gain or lose anything by going to 40 lets say? It seems it might be easier for me at least when I uv transfer and etch.

More or less thinking out loud here.

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Re: Eagle Trace size

Postby madbean » 26 Nov 2009, 00:09

In many manufactured boards, it's pretty common to see a trace width of 16. Much easier to get away with that when a machine is doing it. I don't think you gain anything by going up to 40...I usually do 24 for everything. However, I remember reading somewhere that having your power rails larger (9v, Vb) brings some advantage, although I don't remember why.
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Re: Eagle Trace size

Postby chicago_mike » 26 Nov 2009, 02:41

Coolness.
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Re: Eagle Trace size

Postby cpm » 26 Nov 2009, 06:09

impedance

...and coolness, yeah
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