PCB Line Spacing: A Comprehensive Breakdown for High Voltage Applications

As PCBs become more complicated, more precise measurements and spacing are required. This article explains PCB line spacing, tracing, clearance, and creepage.

San Francisco Circuits has released a new in-depth article on PCB Line Spacing for high voltage applications.


PCB line spacing is critical for both safety and function in high voltage circuitry. Traces, which are conductive connections between different components on a PCB, must adhere to specific spacing standards to prevent electrical shorts and maintain circuit integrity.

Proper line spacing can prevent issues like arcing by following established safety standards. Additionally, clearance and creepage distances are crucial to avoid electrical faults in high voltage circuits.

As technology advances, so do the standards and tools available for PCB design. Accurate line spacing is crucial, especially in complex designs used in medical devices, industrial equipment, and power electronics.

Read more about the principles of PCB Line Spacing in high voltage applications on San Francisco Circuits' website.


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