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Member #335920

Member Since: July 5, 2012

Country: United States

  • I was wondering if someone could help me out with a problem I’m having. I have the relay controlled by a pin of my uC. I was positioning my circuit components (I wasn’t working on a live circuit, just moving it) when I heard a big zap. I think the 120VAC pins bridged. My uC was connected to my computer with an FTDI cable and after the big zap, the computer turned off and now won’t start. Is this because something crazy got sent up to the computer over the cable (I don’t think so) or because the bridged relay drew a ton of current from the power strip and triggered something that immediately cut power to the computer?

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