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Is anyone aware of some guidelines regarding through-hole in SMT pads? One of our designers wants to add through-hole leads in some SMT pads for an inductor. The size of the hole is 0.032 inches and takes-up approximately 25% of the pad area. This SMT component would be reflowed. I am concerned about the paste volume being sucked down the hole.
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