Where / how to connect mounting pads?

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jgrv

Joined Mar 2, 2018
36
Hi,

I need some advice on how mounting holes for PCBs should be done in my project.

I will have a couple of PCBs inside a plastic enclosure. They will be mounted to the enclosure with metallic screws. Should the mounting pads for these screws be connected to the ground plane of the PCB?

I also have protective earth available (used by external equipment).
 

AlbertHall

Joined Jun 4, 2014
12,071
I see no gain or loss from the mounting screws being grounded or floating if they contained entirely within the plastic enclosure.
 

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jgrv

Joined Mar 2, 2018
36
Let's say you'd sometimes open the enclosure to do some rewiring. I suppose it would be best to connect them to ground plane, to make sure there is no charge on the screws?
 
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