PCB Design – Best Way to Connect Adjacent Pins


The two pins are next to each other and they must be connect together.

How should I do that?

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Just connect them together with a simple trace?

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Or pour them together?

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Best Answer

A large pour would allow more current (just like a wider trace), and would result in a larger solder blob. You probably need neither.

A simple trace between the middles of the pads might look like an accidental solder bridge if you don't know the circuit. To avoid such a misunderstanding, it might be a better idea to route the trace outside, if you can afford the space:

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