I have resettable polyfuses like the picture below.
I am working on some PCB boards where I solder the wires myself on the PCB. Because it is very hard/cumbersome work to solder very small wires, I use the leads of components to make a path to a nearby component, preventing small wires or tin to be soldered.
However, I am wondering about the specific shape of the leads of polyfuses. Why do they have the bent in the leads(unlike resistors, capacitors and other components)?
Is it that the fuses need to 'stand off' a bit from the PCB, or can I make the leads straight to push the orange part very close to the PCB, to get some extra length of the leads if needed?