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  • bradphill920
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    Okay, so I just got my controlblock, got all of the terminal blocks soldered in, and once I connect power to the Controlblock, it started smoking!! The capacitor got really hot and the LED I had soldered to it was blinking on and off.

    In addition to this, the slide switch that I ordered with it just plain doesn’t work, I flipped it a few times and there was no discernible effect. My guess is that it’s soldered wrong since it’s not labeled which 3 solder points are positive and which are negative.

    petrockblog
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    Sorry to hear that! Sounds as if there was/is a short circuit somewhere in your setup. All ControlBlocks are tested for proper functionality before they are shipped.
    You could use a multimeter to be sure which pins to use of the button and to see where the short circuit is located.

    bradphill920
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    Okay. I’ll be sure to try that, then update with results. Thanks!

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