Ever wondered how electrical equipment works in devices like phones, laptops or even medical equipment? It is a lot simpler than you may think and it all comes down to the wiring and the use of PCBs. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about a PCB. Keep reading to find out more.
What Is A PCB?
A PCB is a Printed Circuit Board and these power electrical devices such as laptops, phones, medical equipment and kitchen equipment. PCBs are a lot more compact in style than regular circuit boards and can be made to fit into small devices rather than having huge boxes powering electrical equipment.
What Are They Used For?
A PCB is a connector for electricity to flow through a device and generate power to it through the copper wires and components that it is made up of. They are used to help electricity to flow through the board and power the device that it is made for. There are many different designs of a PCB because they are used to power different things from small electrical equipment to large electricals. The more advanced the device, the more layers of a PCB will be needed to use.
Different types of PCB
There are 3 main types of PCB’s, these include single layer PCB’s, Double layer PCB’s and Multilayer PCB’s. Each layer of a PCB is made up of copper wires made into a pattern that will transport electricity through a device. If you want to know how to make a PCB then you’ll need to understand the different types.
A single layer PCB is made up of one board with the copper wires and components placed around the board in the pattern that works best. A single layer PCB is used to power electrical equipment such as; calculators, cameras, printers and photocopy machines as well as many other devices. A single layer PCB comes in 2 different kinds – a layer rigid PCB and a flexible PCB. A rigid is made up of hard plastic like board whereas a flexible PCB is made of a more malleable substance which makes it easier and lighter to use.
A double layer PCB is made up of 2 layers of circuit board carefully stacked together and is used to power more advanced electrical equipment. Double layer PCB’s are used in electrical devices such as; lighting systems, vending machines, car dashboards and much more.
The other kind of PCB is a multilayer PCB, this is made up of 3 or more layers and is used to power electrical equipment such as; phones, laptops, GPS systems and medical equipment. These are the most powerful types of PCB because they have the most layers.
It is clear that PCBs are useful in a number of ways because they help power many different types of electrical devices. Now that you know a little more about PCBs, you can get started on making one.