May 7, 2009
alright well i was working on the power regulator for my new board and i had 4 AA's hooked up like nobodys business, and im getting a steady 4.24V. The AA's themselves are not fully charged and are 5.07V combined. I want to add two additional AA bats, using the original 28x1 board case (normally 3 slotted) with a jumper, im not sure if this makes a difference but ill mention it. When i tried adding the other two i smelled a burning smell and then burnt my finger on one of the springs, the V while this was happening dropped to .8V or something. I'd rather not risk my new capacitors or my batteries (or finger) so ill take as many pictures as i can.
using Odd's schematic for the 6v
Im not sure if you can see all the connections, also the black wire doesnt always correspond to ground. On the last picture its V2
To connect the other batteries two the circuit i had two wire stick out of the + and ground rails and just holding them on the heads of the battery
Also my board. Im just going to solder in the circuit exactly like the schematic. As of now i connected all the + terminals on the board, im not sure if thats how you combine all the elctricity to one line.
Right now the middle line is where all the V+ is connected two, is that how it works? from there im going to make it look like the breadboard and use the one V+ line as V1.
Do i have to connect all the grounds? or can i wire them to anyone? I feel im missing very basic electronics knowledge : (