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Offline dkulp

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Fried a PocketScroller and PocketBeagle :(
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:10:04 PM »

Well, I was testing some boards before shipping them out and did something incredibly stupid:  I plugged a PocketScroller+PocketBeagle into a 12V power supply instead of 5V.    Lots of things apparently don't like that and "popped" including the PocketBeagle, the USB Wifi adapter, the power distribution switch on the PocketScroller, etc...


In short: don't do that.


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Re: Fried a PocketScroller and PocketBeagle :(
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 02:55:31 PM »
Thanks for letting us know that you do the same things we do at times.  Some of the best lessons learned are from mistakes.  I call them my Dr. Stupid moments. 
Jim Nealand
Kennesaw, GA all Falcon controllers, all 12v Master Remote Multisync with Pi and BBB P10 and P5

Offline JerryPlak

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Re: Fried a PocketScroller and PocketBeagle :(
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 02:58:15 PM »
It's called eggnog time

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Re: Fried a PocketScroller and PocketBeagle :(
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 06:41:34 PM »
I thank you for setting the jumpers to 12V before shipping so we don't do that as well. 


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Re: Fried a PocketScroller and PocketBeagle :(
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 07:32:31 AM »
I am always telling my non-technical friends "Computer chips run on smoke. If you let the smoke out, they don't work anymore." LOL ;)

 

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