April 11, 2013
I recently bought one of these and I hooked it up to my arduino. I took a look at the data sheet, http://extra-parts.com/datasheets/tsop17.pdf. and i made sure to connect it correctly. (I checked and double checked). However, when I hooked it up, smoke starting coming out of the IR reciever. I emailed the seller, and he told me it was an "incorrect circut design", but I made sure it was! Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? If you would like I could post a photo of the circut!