A project log for USB Booster

Real 5V from the USB connector

sufSUF 06/05/2015 at 03:542 Comments

My mistake, component manufacturers insanity (my opinion).

I was not even dream of, that somebody put a PCB layout of a surface mount component from bottom view. When I created the Kicad module from the datasheet, I didn't checked this "BOTTOM VIEW" note on it. So the component was connected in the wrong direction.

So the regulator works, just the whole board useless.

PCB rediesign, rebuild will come.


davedarko wrote 06/05/2015 at 07:50 point

not the first project here where btw, the usb connector is upside down - can you dremel stuff out and put it in the other way around?

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SUF wrote 06/05/2015 at 11:13 point

I was thinking of two things:
- Found a Molex reverse mount connector at a local retailer: 
what is through hole, but if I bend the legs, it should fit in
- Redo the board, as I've spare of all parts, some even can be salvaged from the original, and the connector above cost nearly as much as all of the other components. :-) 

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