WARNING ABOUT STUPIDITY

Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by lizardking, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. lizardking

    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

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    WARNING ACTUNG!!!!!! BEWARE
    DONT DO WHAT I DID I WAS TRYING TO SET UP SOME 12V LIGHTS ON A P12S
    WHEN I ORDERED THE CONTROLLER TO BE SET UP AS 5V
    I HAD ALL MY 5V LIGHTS WORKING OFF ONE BANK
    AND WAS DOING AS YOU CAN DO IF DONE PROPERLY
    HAVING 12V ON ONE BANK AND 5V ON THE OTHER
    NORMALLY NO PROBLEM BUT!!!!!!
    IF YOU DO ORDER ANY CONTROLLER THAT HAS JUMPERS TO SET THE VOLTAGE TO 5V
    MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE THE JUMPERS BEFORE ADDING 12V OR YOU WILL END UP WITHOUT A CONTROLLER AS I HAVE DONE TODAY
    NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE
    TAKE CARE AND LOOK TWICE READ TWICE AND THINK TWICE BEFORE PLUGGING INTO POWER
    IN THE PICS YOU WILL SEE ON THE CHIP SETS
    THE EXHAUST SYSTEM I CREATED TO LET OUT THE BLUE SMOKE
    TAKE IT FROM ME PLEASE READ YOUR MANUALS AND NEVER BE IN A HURRY TO DO ANYTHING
     

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  2. dale82

    dale82 Senior Elf

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    Im so sorry to hear that you didn't have a good day yesterday mate. Is there any way that this can be repaired? At the end of the day at least you didn't blow yourself up.
     
  3. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Sorry to hear, Most of us have done this at one time. it an expensive way to learn a lesson, but im sure you wont do that again
     
  4. bjpc2716

    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    LESSON LEARN
     
  5. Skunberg

    Skunberg Full Time Elf

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    Experience is the best teacher, but it's a heck of a lot cheaper second hand. Thank you.
     
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    richardd Full Time Elf

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    Also be careful about Reversed polarity!! I fried a board that way. Anyway know where I can get it it repaired?
     
  7. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Was it set to 5V or 12V when you applied the reverse polarity? If it was set to 12V, I may be able to repair it.
     
  8. gerry

    gerry Senior Elf

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    Sorry to hear about the accident Adam.
    I don't think that it was stupidity.
    Sometimes even if one is 'careful' , you can still have something like this go wrong. It may seem obvious after the fact , but IMO , quite often I have looked at jumpers , read through the manual and each of different settings have looked reasonable to have.
     
  9. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    was set at 5v David.
     
  10. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    My guess is that reverse polarity when set to 5V would be fatal and not viable to repair.

    In other news I did email Ed about Adam's P12S, but no reply so I guess that's another one for the bin. Sorry Adam.
     
  11. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    dam that is such a shame
     
  12. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Sucks when good money goes down the drain. My first year I couldn't get my p12s to work. Ben checked it out for me and somehow I had blown 7 of the 12 fuses but luckily no damage.
     

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