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What pad hole size is appropriate for a given through-hole lead diameter?

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When I am making some new through-hole parts in Eagle, I've realized that the drill size needs to be a little larger than the lead diameter, but I'm not sure how much larger it should be?

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Jul 18 at 21:17
Chris Bethea

The 7 to 15 mil oversize suggested by others seems good to me.

Jul 31 at 11:32
yesyes

You need the pin or wire to be able to fit thru the hole, tighter is better.

Oct 17 at 14:08
Mario

For most through-hole parts, I specify .035" finished hole size. This is suitable for DIP ICs, 1/4 watt resistors, small transistor and capacitors.

Oct 29 at 14:55
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