For A project I need a USB-C connector that is vertical to the main board with a specific (11mm) distance to a front panel.
The idea was to use a breakout board for the connector that fit’s into a 1mm slot and is solderes onto pads from one side.
In my first try i just made some oval SMD pads with a slot going right through them.
This is not an ideal solution as i can’t properly route to those pads (probably because the slot goes over the center of the pads?).
Also, I tried to make a little test pcb to see if it works mechanically and the manufacturer (jlcpcb) asked twice if this is really how it’s supposed to be.
What would be a better way to design those?
Also I’m happy to hear your opinion on if this mounting method is a good idea at all or if you know about a better solution.