I've got 2 sizes I'm thinking of.
16mm for just a regular 1.4mm PCB and 18mm for when a backplate is present, maybe I need to make the 18mm a 20mm size for more clearance? What do you guys think?
Right now I have 4 versions:
8-Pin 18mm wide and 16mm high
8-Pin 18mm wide and 18mm high(perhaps 20mm?)
6-Pin 13.8mm wide and 16mm high
6-Pin 13.8mm wide and 18mm high(perhaps 20mm?)
Bottome holes are for fitting the Mini-fit Jr. crimps and soldering
Top holes are 2mm in diameter and should accommodate up to 14AWG without any problem wire, it might fit 12AWG but only just.
Something like this?
Ghad dammit where were you when I pushed my cuts to the laster cutting company!? I want my 10mm of clearance back!
I'd rather have the larger clearance, since it is only a matter of 3mm difference. You can't go with a low clearance board if you have a back plate. But i'm sure it's nothing a poll/preorder won't be able to figure out the ratio you need to order.
Though, I'd have to warn, this is actually bypassing a huge safety feature of using the molex connectors. If you happen to forget to plug in your PCIe power plug into something, with molex you won't short anything. May ghad have mercy on you as your system shorts a full rail of 12V power if you screw up with this board.
edit: most single 6 pin/8pin connectors have clearance around them. Can we design a secondary one where you can install an optional 3d printed plastic cover that should at least reduce the possibility of a short?