Got me chip & pretty much ready to go. How ever just a couple of questions about the general installation of the chip.
First of all is it best to come onto the via's flat like so
(Excuse the grubbyness of the pic , old V3 board I had lying around so was abit dirty)
Secure enough and not going anywhere , but on some of the install pics it looks like people put a slight bend on them to drive them down into it? , although that could just be angle of pic.
2) Power and ground wire.
I know they are suppose to be thicker wire than the rest (22-24awg?) , but single or multicore?. Can't really tell on the install pics as the ends as covered in solder and would of thought larger guage single core might be a bit heavy and pull stuff off.
3) Wire length & general routing.
Whats the best way to go about this?. Position chip and solder longer than needed wire to all points on chip , then cut to size , strip and tin as you are ready to do that point?. Or just position chip on board , then do one wire at time , cutting it to length , prepping it and solder to chip and board. Or something inbetween.
Just looking to make my life easier in regards to wire length & routing when I do it