Using SFE's 1.27mm through hole

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Using SFE's 1.27mm through hole

Post by kirash4 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 pm

From SFE's EagleCAD library, I'm trying to use the 4-pin 1.27mm through hole part (1x04-1.27mm). But, BatchPCB kicks it back to me with a spacing error. So, can we not use that element then? If so, why bother including it in the library?

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Re: Using SFE's 1.27mm through hole

Post by phalanx » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:09 am

Because not everybody uses BatchPCB to make their boards. While BatchPCB and Sparkfun both make use of Goldphoenix, BatchPCB requires larger tolerances to keep the prices low for 1 piece orders. When Sparkfun orders production quantities from Goldphoenix, they are allowed tighter tolerances because the price is spread over a much larger order.


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