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Monochron build getting 7 Volts for Volage Check
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Monochron build getting 7 Volts for Volage Check

by hs2425 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:06 pm

Any ideas, why I am measuring 7V when doing the monochron clock build. I double and triple checked my resistors. After installing IC2 and doing the voltage as shown in the steps, I am seeing 7V not 5V. Any ideas? Could I have a defective IC2? Has anyone run into this issue?
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Re: Monochron build getting 7 Volts for Volage Check

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Post photos of the front and back of the board and we'll check over your work so far.

One common cause of higher than expected voltage readings is a low battery level in your meter. Make sure you have a fresh battery and check the meter against a known source voltage.

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