Double Layer PCB

Double sided PCBs are very similar to single sided PCBs, except that they have two sided traces with a top and bottom layer. These boards can mount conductive copper and components on both sides of the circuit board, which allows the traces to cross over each other. This results in a higher density of circuits without the need of point-to-point soldering. As these types of circuit boards are more complex than single sided PCBs, it can be more difficult to produce. However, the benefits of using double sided PCBs far outweigh the cons. Double sided circuit boards are one of the most popular types of PCBs as they enable manufacturers to produce more complex circuits, which can benefit uses in higher technology applications and electronics. There is an abundance of applications and electronics which double sided PCBs can be used in including: lighting systems, vending machines, amplifiers, car dashboards, and many more.

  • The main benefit of double sided boards is that you have an extra layer to add more components, which effectively increases the density of the circuit. With more space available of the circuit board, this increases the flexibility of the design, enabling you to place more components and have room for extra connections if needed.
  • Double sided circuit boards tend to use more complex circuitry as there is more space. This means that these boards are perfect for advanced electronics or demanding applications.
  • Being able to use both sides of the circuit board effectively reduces the size of the board needed. This can be a great cost-saving which makes double sided PCBs less expensive.
  • Industrial controls
  • Power supplies
  • Converters
  • Control relays
  • Instrumentation
  • Regulators
  • UPS systems
  • Power conversion
  • HVAC
  • LED lighting
  • Hard drives
  • Printers
  • Phone systems
  • Power monitoring