Error in step one of Assembly

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PveGigatron
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Error in step one of Assembly

Post by PveGigatron » 16 Nov 2018, 22:24

Step one is putting all the capacitors in, it then goes on to say "Check that there is no short circuit, by measuring the resistance between the +5V and Ground pins on the USB connector"
But USB connector +5V does not go anywhere at this point as there is no F1 in the circuit so even if you have a short circuit you will not see it measuring at the point.
You need to do the check between 0V and the other side of F1.

Peter.

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Re: Error in step one of Assembly

Post by walter » 16 Nov 2018, 22:58

Very well spotted! I would want to say: you found the secret error in our manual and win the grand prize! But the fact this, this is just an error we made and missed every time we checked the manual. I'll fix it for upcoming versions of course. Thanks for pointing this out.

You could measure using the two pins of any of the capacitors for instance.

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Re: Error in step one of Assembly

Post by PveGigatron » 17 Nov 2018, 20:59

indeed, was more to bring it to your attention, so that it can be fixed for others that are less knowledgeable in electronics.

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