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Member #466682

Member Since: September 3, 2013

Country: United States

  • This board has a built-in JST-PH socket. Being an RC enthusiast, I had a 1S LiPo with a JST-RCY plug. When soldering a JST-RCY socket to the board, I did one major error. The big + and - written on the board is for the pin-outs, not the JST-PH socket. And, by murphys law, it turns out the JST-PH socket pins are opposite of these (the left one, near negative pin-out, is the positive. the right one, near the positive pin-out, is the negative one). Connecting a 1S LiPo battery the wrong way created famous blue smoke.. (not sure what broke. I can still program the board over USB and, when getting the socket right, power the board with the LiPo battery). I have two recommendations: 1) Print small + and - on the board for the JST-PH socket pins (I fried a v1.1 board, but the v1.2 board is similiar) 2) Label the JST socket as JST-PH. In the RC community, which I guess has a significant overlap with the arduino community, JST is JST-RCY.

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