F16v3 controller....

cdallen

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Hi team... Curious on what's happening here...

I'm using 5v to power my controller.. I was using the right hand side first (ports 9 to 16) and this year I've had to expand onto the left side. I've run additional power from PSU to the power input..all good.. anyways, I opened the box all my hardware is in the other night to find everything running, however, the negative wire had come out of the controller.. I turned it all off and rewired... How come it was still running (in not an electrician)?

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David_AVD

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In your setup there must be more than one path from the power supply to controller. This is common for setups with power injection.
 

darylc

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the 2 banks on board the F16v3 (same for F16v2 and expansion boards) share a ground plane as well which depending on your setup may explain it.

I would caution everyone to make sure that their terminal connectors into their controllers, expansion boards, fuse boards etc are correctly tightened. I've seen members (using all sorts of brands/types of equipment) with melted input connectors due to wires not being properly tightened.
 
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