I have several components I need to line up on the housing face of my device. I will be using nylon spacers for my display, but am unsure how to get my micro USB (debug) port farther off the board. I am trying to expose it to our customers for software updates (thus I don’t want to seal it off inside the housing requiring it to be opened for access).
I need to raise the micro usb port ~0.070" give or take some. The selection of vertical micro usb ports is very limited so I can’t pick one with longer leads and use a spacer. Is there any sort of conductive spacer I could put in between the component and the board?
I am assuming it would be risky to make the debug port panel mounted and run wires to the board?
I thought of using full size USB instead of the micro but that will be too big for that face of the device.
Worst comes to worst we put the port on the edge of the board inside of the housing and have customers open it (this usually voids the warranty though so this is the least preferred option.