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Ice Tube Clock Constant Beeping
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Ice Tube Clock Constant Beeping

by nrevan on Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:53 pm

Hi,

I purchased an Ice Tube Clock kit from Massdrop in 2014 and it worked beautifully until recently.
I noticed that the clock brightness started fading slowly over an hour and I could fix it by pulling the power plug and putting it back in.
However, after a few weeks, the clock stopped functioning and started beeping constantly.

I searched the forums and noticed that my kit still uses the old Q3 P-channel MOSFET ZVP 3306. Could this be the source of the issue?
If so, can I also request a Q4 replacement to be sent to me?

I would be glad to share any pictures or videos of the issue if need be.

Thank you very much! :)
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Re: Ice Tube Clock Constant Beeping

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:23 am

Unfortunately, we do not stock parts for the Ice Tubes anymore. But the ZVP2110A MOSFETs can be found at DigiKey or Mouser. The Ice Tube was a great kit, but we had to discontinue due to the increasing scarcity of NOS tubes.

The symptoms you describe sound like it might be a power supply issue. I'd check the output of the 5v regulator.

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