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SO3 Control Board V2.1 Capacitor Location?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:47 pm
by madhatter
I moved my SO3 into a spare bedroom, since it is only going to be doing diamond drag engraving from now on, and it happens to be near a small refrigerator, and last night it disconnected twice when the fridge stopped running. The control board is V2.1, and I watched a video where someone showed where to solder on a 1200uF 50V cap, but it was a different version of board, and I want to put the cap in the correct location.

Re: SO3 Control Board V2.1 Capacitor Location?

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:20 pm
by WillAdams
Should be similar to the Stepoko --- check and see if Github helps?

https://github.com/sparkfun/SparkFun_Stepoko

If not, drop us a line at support@carbide3d.com

Re: SO3 Control Board V2.1 Capacitor Location?

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm
by madhatter
I'll give it another shot before I contact support. :-)

Here is a V2.3 board with the capacitor installed.
Carbide V2.3.jpg
Carbide V2.3.jpg (74.19 KiB) Viewed 724 times
Here is the V2.1 board like I have, with solder pads in the same location.
Carbide V2.1.jpg
Carbide V2.1.jpg (107.04 KiB) Viewed 724 times
Before I put a cap in that location, I just want to double-check to see if anyone else has done it, or been told those are the correct solder pads for the capacitor.

Thanks!

Re: SO3 Control Board V2.1 Capacitor Location?

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:30 pm
by WillAdams
I was told:
that’s the spot

Re: SO3 Control Board V2.1 Capacitor Location?

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:43 am
by madhatter
Ahem, thanks Will. :-)