Storm's custom fabricated printed circuit board stiffeners: As the demand for power increases in PCBs, the copper weight in the board is often increased in some layers to accommodate the current demand of components. This copper layer thickness is increased over the entire board dimensions even though only a few traces may be needed to transport current to the intended components. The added copper weight within these layers drastically decreases the ability of the laminated dielectric within the PCB to fully support the copper and all of the components within the circuit.
Storm Copper Components Power Bus allows maximum delivery of current or ground across a printed circuit board to power critical destinations without increasing the copper weight of the board. It allows for current to be efficiently distributed to only the components that need it. Power Bus also significantly stiffens PCBs helping the laminated dielectric support its components. This reduces the effects of shock and vibration to the board, its components, and the solder joints between them.