Designing a footprint for the TP4056 module in Altium Designer

Learn how you can create a footprint in Altium Designer for any module so you can include it in your PCB project.
Sep 03, 2022 — 2 mins read — Electronics

Designing a footprint for the TP4056 module in Altium Designer

When designing a PCB that uses a module that is soldered to that PCB, we need to design its schematic symbol and PCB footprint so we can later account for it in the final PCB design.

I'm currently working on a general-purpose project PCB for NodeMCUs that will be battery powered so I needed to add a TP4056 module to it. The TP4056 module will be in control of the battery charging and discharging, as we need this protection for the 18650 battery that I want to use.

In the video below, you can watch the entire process of creating that component in Altium Designer, where I first create the schematic symbol, then, continue to create the module footprint, and finally, connect the two with the proper pin mapping.

You can get your free Altium Designer trial and 25% discount on any license on the link below:

The final Altium project with the footprint can be downloaded here.

Useful modules and tools for making electronics projects:

footprint PCB TP4056 Altium
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