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Tv B Gone kit v 1.2
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Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by 447za on Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:58 pm

Hi there.
I bought Tv B gone kit v 1.2 and I solder components it works fine, but 1 thing bothers me there is place for R2 resistor.
There is place for it, but I didnt solder it in there (R2 resistor) because there wasnt it in manual solder it in circuit.
What that R2 resistor does ??
more powerful IR leds or what ? this is version 1.2
Sorry my english, hope you understand what I mean

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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by franklin97355 on Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:16 pm

If you follow the link printed on your board or go here http://ladyada.net/make/tvbgone/ you will see the resistor is not there either.

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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by 447za on Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:30 pm

Yah I know and I did, but I want to know what R2 Resistor DOES
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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by adafruit on Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:29 pm

http://www.ladyada.net/make/tvbgone/design.html talks about the resistors, the names are swapped but their usage is in there

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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by 447za on Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:30 pm

so can I get simple answer thanks.
Is there any point to solder R2 resistor in circut to get more better tv b gone or NOT.
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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by adafruit on Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:17 pm

its not necessary or better
if it was necessary or better, it would have been in the instructions ;)

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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by rasqba on Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:31 pm

But actually I think it will look better with no empty space for R2, so will it hurt anything or make the device work worse if I solder it?
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Re: Tv B Gone kit v 1.2

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:03 pm

It is not necessary for operation, but will not hurt anything to have it there.

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