Finally got some batteries for it. Got a little to anxious and hooked up the battery backwards. :eyepop: Needless to say, Ill have to get another one. I didnt even get to use it. Live and learn lol.
Are you sure you fried it?
Talk to Cris - there may only be a couple of components that need to be replaced.
Note these comments from the instructions:
"Solder the leads of your battery connector to the two pads marked “BATT”. Because of the
bridge rectifier between the battery and the regulator, the polarity doesn’t matter. You cannot
connect the battery backwards; it will work exactly the same either way."
Ok back at getting around to this eggfinder. A 2s 7.4v battery with minimum 250ma is recommended. Can you put to big a battery in it? I put a 2s 7.4v 800 ma battery in it. Too big or does that not matter?
I fried My first Egg- kit. I also learned a lot from the experience. Just a couple of notes here -
1) Those egg instructions are some of the best written instructions around. For the best result, you should always read the instructions once or twice first. Don't begin building until you have a solid grasp of what you are doing.
2) Work slowly, and inspect your work closely (with a 10x magnifier) to be sure it's right, before you go to the next step. Patience is required.
3) When you power it up, and you see smoke, or it gets hot, or it does not work. It can almost always be fixed !.
- Search YouTube for Soldering Skill videos. Practice soldering kits can be purchased on Ebay. If you don't know what your soldering skills are, do some practice soldering first.
- Chris usually offers an "oops" discount - if you want to purchase a second kit.
- Almost EVERY COMPONENT on the board can be replaced at very little cost. Purchase replacement parts from Mouser.com.
I fried my first Eggfinder, and got a second one from Chris. I was more careful with the second one, and it works perfectly. ** Then I bought all the replacement parts (including the GPS chip) from Mouser and re-built the "fried" Eggfinder, Now I have two working TX units. The only thing I didn't replace was the radio (rf) board.