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I/O shield: connectors switch on J6

Created Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:24:10 +0000 by Tareq


Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:24:10 +0000

This may sound as superfluous as adding a "4th hole" on [color=#004040]U[/color]no32 when only two are enough! But most of the time I have reversed the polarity when connecting an external power supply to J6. This cost me the FET of Pin5 :o .

I don't completely understand the board internal connection given the space available, so I wouldn't be suggesting.. but I hope to see the order of (-)(+) pins on J6 change to (+)(-) so that the negative will be adjacent to the open drain FET on J7 pin 5.. I don't feel at ease to have the positive hanging in the middle like that.. I think it would be nicer if the negatives were all together when I get a new [color=#0000FF]I/O[/color] shield :mrgreen: .. THANK YOU