How To Choose The Right PCB Trace Repair Kit

Abstract

As a hardware designer, it’s inevitable that some of your hardware get damaged in time. Lightning surge and corrosion are the common culprits that cause traces or pads to be broken. Instead of totally discarding a PCB just because of a single broken track, you’re able to get it repaired professionally with the right tools.One of the fastest way to repair a damage PCB is to get a PCB trace repair kit. It contains useful parts and tools that PCB designers would find handy in fixing damaged pads or traces. With many options of PCB trace repair kits available, it’s important to choose the right kit for your repair needs.

Pcb Trace Repair Kit

Here are what you need to consider when choosing a PCB trace repair kit.

 

Content

1. Types Of Repair

2. Quality

3. Variety Of Shapes

4. Lead-Free and ROHS Compliance

 

1. Types Of Repair

There are many forms of PCB damage and each may require a different set of toolkits. Some of the common PCB damage involves pads and traces. There are also occasions where you may require specialized items like a BGA repair stencil. It is important to ensure the PCB trace repair kit fulfills your requirement.

 

2. Quality

The cheapest kit is not necessarily the best PCB trace kit you can get. You’ll need to ensure that the kits are professionally made and conform to IPC standards.

 

3. Variety Of Shapes

In a PCB, you’ll have a variety of sizes of traces, pads and padded holes. It’s impossible to predict the damage tracks on the PCB. Therefore, it makes better sense to purchase a PCB trace repair kit that offers a greater variance of shape and sizes of the replacement conductors.

Pcb Trace Repair Kit

4. Lead-Free and ROHS Compliance

An often overlooked criterion in choosing a PCB trace repair kit is the ROHS compliance status. We require some PCB to be certified lead-free and using a non-ROHS compliance repair kit may breach the PCB ROHS status.

 

Fill out my online form.