Re: USBC/Solar Lithium Ion Charger not working
]thanks for the quick reply.
I was able to get a 4.8V reading by carefully testing the mini usb pads where the traces begin.... but this seemed to have power sometimes and not others... trying different usb cables didn't really matter, but wiggling the cord seemed to have an effect. I am guessing it there is a bad connection somewhere in that area...
more testing shown in the pictures below.. that I have continuity from the DCIN+ to the Pad coming off the MiniUSB+ leg... and independently, there is continuity from DCIN- and MiniUSB -pad.
I found an old WallWart that ouputs 5 Volts and I rigged up a better connection to the DCIN and that DID work... The Power light came on and so that is good.
I am leaning toward just not having the mini USB function at all and just solder up a better connection for my wall wart power that I can detach for Solar only use.
If you have any ideas as to how to fix the Mini USB connector I am all ears, but as you can see from the size of my multimeter probes... I am not outfitted with many tools for SMD work.
Thanks for your help. I think I would rather do without the USB option so I don't have to ship or wait for a replacement.
Once again, thanks.