Coin cell holders

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sparky49, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Sparky49

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've downloaded Design Spark as a PCB designer, but I cannot seem to find where it contains PCB mounted coin-cell holders.

    Am I missing them, or does Design Spark not include them?

    Perhaps someone could recommend a better program?

  2. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    I don't know Design Spark, so I can't say if DipTrace is any better, but it's what I use and I like it. It has a schematic function, layout function, as well as extensive component libraries and creation capabilities. It will output industry standard Gerber files if you are using a PCB vendor.
  3. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    Just pick/find the holder you want and build it into your Design spark library.. There are hundreds of different coin-cell holders and you can't expect a free (or even expensive) PCB program to have all the parts in the world. I've had to build 90% of the parts I use because they aren't in any out of the box libraries. Its really simple to build your own usually. (I use Diptrace by the way)
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  4. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    You are better off to design your own library parts from the manufacturers' specifications than depend upon someone elses' layout being accurate; you can get "bitten" quite badly by doing the latter.
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