Library Conventions | KiCad EDA

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Library maintainer rules & guidelines

S7.1 Power symbols

Power symbols are special symbols in KiCad, used to designate global nets for power connections.

  1. Reference Designator must be set to #PWR

  2. Power symbols must contain exactly one pin, which is set to invisible

  3. Electrical pin type must be set to Power Input

  4. Pin name must match the symbol name

  5. Checkbox Define as power symbol must be checked

The example image below demonstrates the requirements as listed above: