PCB through hole resistor soldering
wilriker last edited by
I have - for the first time - to solder some resistors to a PCB using through holes. So far I only had to solder something like pin headers that already have the correct leg length. Resistors on the other hand have a lot longer legs.
My question now is: should I trim the legs before or after soldering? Does it make any difference at all? I tried to do a quick research about it but failed to get a good answer.
dragonn last edited by
After soldering, it makes soldering it much easier. When you cut before you can easy make a mistake and cut it to short.
OBELIKS last edited by
After, so you can bend the legs when they are in the hole and component stays put when you turn the board around
wilriker last edited by wilriker
Thanks a lot!
Together with a response I got offline (after posting this) this makes three times the same answer. I will go with cutting after soldering then.
P.S.: Building a small oscilloscope here (JYEtech DSO138mini).