I have an enclosure and want to add some protoboards inside it. I can place two next to each other, but since I'm a bit out of space I think it's best to stack 3 of them with PCB spacers.
However, I will have some (not many) connections from one board to another (and second to third board).
I can use either pin headers without soldering, with soldering or using terminal blocks. Terminal blocks cost some more space, but when soldering pin headers, I can never replace anything without desoldering, even when I use for the necessary ICs DIP8 sockets. And I wonder if using nonsoldered pin headers would be rigid enough for a device that will be moved around all the time and not handled always softly (except while in use).
What would be best:
- Soldering pin headers and when something is broken to desolder the pin headers?
- Not soldering the pin headers at all?
- Using terminal blocks?
In my case I will use only a few terminal blocks from one board to another, but it's more a generic question for in future use.