Yay, v.03 boards have arrived

A project log for ╬╝Diff: Power+Data to LEDs and devices over RJ45

A simple 50mmx44mm module to route power and differential signals (RS-485) over RJ-45

Alexander WilliamsAlexander Williams 05/17/2021 at 09:200 Comments

It took a few weeks, but the new boards are finally here!

I tried adding thermal vias throughout the board, but it seems the soldermask covered them. I'm not sure if that's better than leaving the vias open, but my guess is it'll at least prevent solder from the through-hole components from being wicked through the board.

The first order of business is to solder the through-hole components, run some tests and ensure they work as designed.

If all goes well, I'll put the kits up for sale on Tindie.

Afterwards i'll (finally) upload schematics and gerbers etc to GitHub.