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How to create Gold PCB contacts within PCB

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  • Boss .

    Hi Ian, I think this will have to be by a discussion with the manufacturer.

    From your description (and something I have not done) the socket has sprung loaded pins to mate with a gold contact.
    The gold contact pads would have to hard plated to be reliable and although I know this can be done for edge connectors, I do not see how the required shorting of the pins for the plating process can be done and then removed after plating.

    The typically offered gold chemical finish is too soft for a normal connection.

    Are you sure you don't require standard pads with a mask to apply solder paste and then hot air or an oven to solder the pins?

    These are just thoughts, as said it is not something I have experience of. Perhaps to help others post the product URL.

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