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Thread: Right Angle or Straight connectors?

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    Right Angle or Straight connectors?

    Just as the title asks, would you prefer connectors coming out the side or the top of a circuit board? Assume there is no enclosure right now. Straight up connectors would make every wire come out the top of the board, making it a bit easier to mount. Side connectors would have wires coming out in 4 directions, making it slimmer and prettier, but harder to mount.

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    i voted for straight connectors, as long as there is no enclousure-- if you choose to make a enclousure, i'd vote for the right angle.

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    Any particular reason? I'm looking at enclosures right now, but they would have to be optional.

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    it might be wrong, but that is just how i have come to expect circuit boards to come--- bare boards usually have straight connections, and boards in enclosures usually have the connectors on the side, and most enclosures that have the connectors either on the top or bottom usually end up looking odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    What on earth does this relate to?
    Well, that post is really irrelevant, but it relates to a product I'm in the process of making. I'm not proficient in this kinda stuff so I'm getting community opinions to make sure it works out to be what people want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin View Post
    Well, that post is really irrelevant, but it relates to a product I'm in the process of making. I'm not proficient in this kinda stuff so I'm getting community opinions to make sure it works out to be what people want.
    Well TBH knowing what the product is and where and how it is going to be used will play a large part in whether straight or RA connectors are required.

    Also pictures or diagrams of the rest of the board would be needed to get some kind of perspective.


    It's like asking a diner whether they want Red Wine or White Wine without telling them what they are having for food.

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    Product is the circuit I mentioned a few days ago in another thread:

    Circuit Board Design

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    I would recomend stright up connectors.. that way you can collect all wires in one big cable harness going to the card. Though.. proper marking in both ends would be good

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