How to Work with Jumper Pads and PCB Traces

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Testing the Connection

Before powering the PCB, make sure the trace between the jumper pads has been cut by testing the connection with a multimeter.

Multimeter Set to Measure Continuity

Once the multimeter has been set to measure continuity, place one probe on the center pad and the other on the right pad. If the trace has not been fully cut, the multimeter's buzzer will make a noise. If the trace is fully cut, you are good to power the board!

For more information about using a multimeter to test for continuity, check out our multimeter tutorial.