Heavy Copper PCB General Info

Heavy Copper Board does not have a set of definition per IPC. According to PCB industry, however, peopel generally use this name to identify a printed circuit board with copper conductors 3 oz/ft2 - 10 oz/ft2 in inner and/or outer layers. And Extreme heavy copper PCB refers to 20 oz/ft2 to 200 oz/ft2 printed circuit board.

Heavy copper normally used for a various products but not limited to: high power distribution, heat dissipation, planar transformers, power convertors, and so on.


Design Guide for Heavy Copper PCB

  • The minimum width and thickness of a heavy copper PCB conductor is determined primarily on the basis of the current carrying capacity required and the maximum permissible conductor temperature rise.
  • A circuit board trace, depending on its size and manufacturing process, may not be rectangular in shape. Heavy copper conductors can significantly add to the overall board thickness.
  • Additive (plating) processed are preferred to subtractive (etching) processes but are more expensive).
  • Typical conductor width/spacing/thickness tolerance is +/-20%, although tighter
  • tolerance is achievable.

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Capability of Heavy Copper PCB
  • Base material: FR4/Aluminum
  • Copper thickness: 4 OZ~10 OZ
  • Extreme Heavy Copper: 20~200 OZ
  • Outline: Routing, punching, V-Cut
  • Soldermask: White/Black/Blue/Green/Red Oil
  • Surface finishing: Immersion Gold, HASL, OSP
  • Max Panel size: 580*480mm(22.8"*18.9")
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