This is maybe not a KiCad question, but I know that many members here are very knowledgeable.
My design has, essentially, a 15 pin terminal block. There are bus lines (clock and data), analog sensor lines, and of course the two power (V+ and Gnd) input lines.
Anyone have a good reason to locate the power line inputs in any particular section of the long terminal strip?
At first, I think perhaps keeping V+ and Gnd on pin 1 and pin 15 seems like maybe keeping them separate might be a good thing. But, if the wiring uses a 2 conductor pair, stripping that apart down the center to accommodate the distance between pins is probably not a good idea.
After a little bit of thought, I think the power pins should be on one end, and I’m thinking the bottom end of the vertically mounted board. And, I’m thinking the Gnd should be the last pin, pin 15. This way the Gnd fill will be on the board edge and less likely to create a short to chassis ground if the solder mask is compromised.
Experiences, opinions, comments welcome.