Veroboard current capacity ?

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  1. pscammp

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 22, 2016
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    Hello all,
    Tried to find the answer on the net but with not much luck.....

    With a standard piece of Vero board:

    If a Thyristor was soldered into one of these boards and 20v was conducting across the anode and cathode, what would be a safe limit for the amount of Amps at 20v for the tracks on the Vero board to handle ???

    Many Thanks
    Paul
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Jun 22, 2012
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    i have drawn upto 1 amp with veroboard with the tracks covered in solder, with out extra solder i would say 100ma.
     
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  3. pscammp

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 22, 2016
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    Great thanks dave
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    According to the original Vero spec the area of a strip is equal to 39g which is rated to carry 2 amps for 1 second before fusing.
    Yours may vary!
    Max.
     
  5. crutschow

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    You can increase the current carrying capability of a trace by soldering a bare copper wire or braid all along the trace.
    Use rosin flux to make the soldering easier.
    Solder is not a particularly good conductor, having about 10 times the resistivity of copper, so it doesn't add all that much by itself.
     
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