size of pcb routes

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  1. FroceMaster

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    Hi
    need to pull 14v 55w on my PCB. How "big" should i make the routes ?
     
  2. GopherT

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    That's about 4 amps. Go to google and search pcb track calculator. You will need to know if your board has Half ounce, 1-ounce or 2-lunch copper thickness.
     
  3. FroceMaster

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  5. Kermit2

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    an old work around consisted of soldering solid copper wire of 20-24 gauge onto the top of those traces that carry high amperage.
     
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