Yesterday I picked up the boards for the new version of the GCart Micro IEC. As always high quality from elecrow.com in China. The white board is for another project with a bit higher priority. New LED drivers for spotlights in the roof of the media room. More on that later.
There was also a stencil for both boards ( I am cheap I know ). In the week to come I will solder it with the oven.
Does the connectors fit …
The first version used a different connector with cables and stuff. This time I did some thinking and ended up using the male connector “block” of normal DIN connectors. This meant larger soldering holes, but there was room if I did the footprint a bit different and optimised the area used.
It worked like a charm to solder.
And … yes … it did fit. Always tricky to measure on already produced electronics, but I figured the CAD was done using Imperial measurements, so I rounded to nearest inch ratio, and voila! it worked.