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PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery
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PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by DZMTR on Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:57 pm

Hi.
I recently purchased a build kit from Adafruit website containing this kit: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3161
To build my own PiGrrl Zero portabal gaming device.
Build was going fine unt'll I got to the power section of the guide: found here: https://learn.adafruit.com/pigrrl-zero?view=all
Seems I cant get the Switch working. its all sodered to the Powerboost 1000C to END and GND, but when the battery is plugged in, the whole Powerboost 1000c becomes really warm really fast and flipping the switch to either side does noting, the LED is constantly on.
Tried re-sodering the wires a couple of times even changing them out (incase of breakage)

Any idea whats going on? is the switch not working? is there something funky going on with the Powerboost?

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Re: PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by DZMTR on Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:11 am

Still nothing?

problem being the switch doesnt power the battery off.
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Re: PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by adafruit_support_carter on Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:54 pm

Which batttery are you using?

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Re: PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by DZMTR on Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:26 pm

The one that came with the kit. PKCELL LP803860 +3.7v 2000mAh

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Re: PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by adafruit_support_carter on Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:09 pm

Just to make sure, this is the battery?
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2011
It's linked from the kit page, but doesn't come with it directly. So just want to make sure you have the correct one. It looks like it in the photo.

Do you have a multimeter we could use to make some measurements?

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Re: PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by DZMTR on Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:03 am

Hi Carter.
I do have a Multimeter and this is the same type of battery I have in my possesion.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/2011

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Re: PIGRRL ZERO Build - PowerBoost 1000c, switch and battery

by adafruit_support_carter on Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:36 pm

Can you post another photo showing the solder job on the header a little better:
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Let's make sure there isn't a short or something there.

Also, use the multimeter to verify the switch operation. Check continuity between EN and GND and verify the switch makes/breaks the connection as expected. You can do that with the battery removed.

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