Falcon 16v3 stopped working!

Mischka

New elf
Joined
Dec 21, 2014
Messages
18
Hi Everyone,
I need some help please!!!
Last night I was testing out my two controllers (Falcon 16v3 and PixLite 16 MK-II) using xlights test function on the individual ports and things were going great lights were flashing and chasing. Then during a test of chase lights it froze and then the Falcon lost power to what seems to be the top half of the board. I've tried the reset tip and tested that power is still being feed to the 2 inputs at 12volts and it is getting 12volts. As you can see by the picture the screen is black and the ethernet ports have no power to them!!! Help ..... and idea how to fix this or is this a common thing on Falcons that they just stop for no reason?Falcon Controller.jpg
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
Generous elf
Joined
Dec 27, 2011
Messages
1,338
Location
Cranbourne West
Looks like 12.2v being fed to the board? Perhaps they don't like getting more than 12v?
I'm sure some other actual Falcon experts will chime in soon enough though.
 

darylc

404 darylc not found
Global moderator
Joined
Dec 8, 2012
Messages
663
@djgra79 The F16v3's are sensitive to 5v being over voltage, but over 12V should be OK.

@Mischka I've contacted you via PM to organise for you to send me the board so I can take a look.
 

Originalninja01

New elf
Joined
Apr 21, 2019
Messages
5
Ive just had the same thing happen
Updated my raspberry pi sd with new fpp and then turned it all back on only to find the controller not working.
The mosfets near the power select jumper get quite warm
 
Top