What is Component
In PCB, a component refers to an essential part or element that is integral to the proper functioning of an electronic device. These components are specifically designed and manufactured to be incorporated into printed circuit boards (PCBs). They can include various electrical elements such as diodes, capacitors, fuses, and resistors.
Components in the PCB industry are classified into two main categories: mechanical and electrical components. Mechanical components are responsible for the physical support and connection of the PCB, while electrical components are the active elements that enable the desired electrical functionality.
To effectively identify the components mounted or placed on a PCB, it is important to understand their general classifications. This knowledge helps in recognizing and distinguishing between mechanical and electrical components, allowing for a faster and more accurate assessment of the PCB components.