Author Topic: Setup  (Read 13667 times)

carstenpa28

Re: Setup
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2015, 07:17:53 pm »
Hi Lee,

the same problem.
With the jumper closed, the power on the regulator board lights red, with the jumper open
no power light.
 I don't want to destroy the only ARF I have


Thx
Carsten

Admin

Re: Setup
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2015, 07:57:21 pm »
Hi All,
sorry just seen these messages, I did not have notify on this topic - duh

OK, the 3.3v regulator should look like this
http://digole.com/index.php?productID=438
Note the regulator chip where the board is marked U2

is should NOT look like this which is the 5v board
http://digole.com/index.php?productID=439
notice there is no regulator, and there is a tiny connection
in the top left hand corner labeled JMP

WARNING: in June a number of boards were manufactured
with the 3.3v regulator AND the JMP link in place, this is
a FAULT.
If the JMP link is in place, you must remove this, simply slide
a hot soldering iron across and it will come away.

digole.com assured me they contacted everybody with the faulty
consignment, but they did not contact me, hence 10 ARF are now
toasted.

Any confusion please email me or post again

Thx
Lee

BobD

Re: Setup
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2015, 11:10:54 pm »
Hi Lee,

I have attached a photo of my Regulator, which looks like productID=439. I am guessing that your explanation mean I cannot use this, and need it to be returned and replace with productID=438 ?

BobD

Admin

Re: Setup
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2015, 11:22:42 pm »
Hi Lee,

I have attached a photo of my Regulator, which looks like productID=439. I am guessing that your explanation mean I cannot use this, and need it to be returned and replace with productID=438 ?

BobD

Hi Bob
Good catch, this is the 5v version, this would hade destroyed your ARF.
I have a supply of the 3.3v boards if you want one quickly ?
Send me an email
Thx
Lee
« Last Edit: August 18, 2015, 11:41:54 pm by Admin »

BobD

Re: Setup
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2015, 01:37:12 am »
Thanks Lee, e-mail sent

BobD

BobD

Re: Setup
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2015, 06:34:20 pm »
As I only have access to Skydemon running on Android at the moment (se Setting up the Software Thread), I cannot fully test if the individual hardware components are working correctly. I can see the Pi is OK, as I can follow the boot up sequence via a monitor, and the lights on the ARF flash, but it would be helpful if there were some definitive testing I could carry out on the individual components, to ensure they are assembled and operating correctly.

I am much more familiar with software than hardware, especially in this field, so tend to follow the idiot guide to assembly. Any tips of how I can validate the individual components via software would be useful.

TIA

BobD