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Tvbegone kit battery's overheating.
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Tvbegone kit battery's overheating.

by klomp10 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:30 pm

I got my tvbegone kit a couple of weeks ago and I assembled it in stock form, it worked great. Yesterday I got bored and decided to put it in a cell phone shell. To do this I had to extend the LED and use a different battery holder, when everything was reassembled the battery's get hot enough to burn my hand within about 45sec. The first time it overheated I didn't notice for about 2 minutes and it melted some of the plastic in the battery holder, with the plastic around the spring melted so it popped out. I have tried several different battery holders and different brands of AA's, It also overheats when I removed the micro controller. I do not see any places were it is shorting, but it must be shorting some ware. Any ideas? :cry:
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by klomp10 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:31 pm

Its also the 1.1 version.
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by adafruit on Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:29 pm

er, it sounds like its shorting. you can post a photo to look at but i think if it worked before you put it in the new case and now suddenly it doesnt work, then its something you did while modifying it, right?

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by klomp10 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:39 pm

Right, I just can't figure out where it is shorting. I will post a photo soon.
Last edited by klomp10 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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by klomp10 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:54 pm

Here they are, they are pretty hi res so you can zoom in and see. around the were the battery connects the solder gets messy, because I have been taking battery packs on and off but the leads do not the battery packs on and off.
http://theklomp.com/tvbegone1.jpg
http://theklomp.com/tvbegone2.jpg

and after I took the photos it started working again, for now.
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by adafruit on Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:22 pm

the wires you soldered on look pretty frayed & messy so im sure its that.

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