Why put a slot in a round pad, where a wire goes through?

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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I assume you mean the notches in the pad, not the plated through holes. I don't see any benefit. I doubt that any board layout program would support a feature like that.

The board is a hack anyway. Either the MOV was an after thought, or the board was designed by an amateur.
 

BobTPH

Joined Jun 5, 2013
4,046
Perhaps for strain relief? When I solder a wire directly to a board, I put the wire up through a hole from the solder side with insulation, then the stripped end back down through the solder pad so I don’t break the wire off every 5 minutes.

Bob
 
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