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Ice Tube Clock Kit: Boost converter only generating 30v
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Ice Tube Clock Kit: Boost converter only generating 30v

by squeaker on Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:05 pm

I'm on step 36 in the ice tube clock kit assembly process, and I'm only getting 30V out of my boost converter. I've tried a couple different power supplies, the included 5V and a 12V I had lying around. Same result with either.

Higher resolution photos are available at this imgur link.

The jumper wire runs from R1 to C4 because I managed to burn off one of the contact pads while desoldering/resoldering the wrong part. Done from info I got from this post.
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Re: Ice Tube Clock Kit: Boost converter only generating 30v

by jarchie on Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:34 am

Since no one else has replied, I'll weigh in. It's been a while since I built my Adafruit Ice Tube clock, but I believe my voltage was similarly low. I finished building the clock anyway and everything worked fine. So I would suggest proceeding with the build.

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