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Motor Driver connectors on Bonsai Buckaroo
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Motor Driver connectors on Bonsai Buckaroo

by vcampos2017 on Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:10 am

The wire terminals (pressure clips) for the motor driver on the Bonsai Buckaroo have a plastic cover that breaks when pressing them down with a small precision flat head screw driver.

Switched out with a new one and it happened again.

Has anyone else had this happen? Maybe too much pressure on the wire terminals?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Motor Driver connectors on Bonsai Buckaroo

by adafruit_support_carter on Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:04 pm

We have seen a few cases of that. Was the "new one" another Buckaroo, or just the connector itself?

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Re: Motor Driver connectors on Bonsai Buckaroo

by vcampos2017 on Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:11 pm

Thanks for the reply.

It was a new Buckaroo, ordered another as a backup.

Might try replacing the broken piece with another type of connector.

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Re: Motor Driver connectors on Bonsai Buckaroo

by adafruit_support_carter on Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:46 pm

Yep, that would work. Some people have even removed it completely and soldered wires directly.

But we can replace the ones with broken tabs if you want. Send an email to support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and your order number(s) and they can send you replacement Buckaroos.

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