I'm trying to design a PCB to use some large capacitors. I recently discovered that there is a much wider and cheaper range available as long as the capacitors are snap in style.
How exactly do the footprints work for these? The datasheet just shows two holes as usual, is there anything else needed? Do the leads fold over as the capacitor is snapped into the PCB? Is any additional clearance needed around the cap to account for the folded leads? Are they easy to replace once the electrolyte dries up? I want to make my device easily serviceable. Standard capacitors can easily be desoldered, but I wonder if snap ins are as well.
To install, you just put the leads through the holes and push down until they fold over?
Do snap ins have any disadvantages?
Edit: I realize snap in capacitors still have to be soldered, just wondering about how they physically "snap in", and if the larger leads prove more difficult to desolder, and if you can "unsnap" them to replace them if necessary.