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Question What type of PCB is this?

Discussion in 'Electronic and hardware generally' started by balveen, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. balveen

    balveen New Member

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    i have a 2 Dof motor GP Simulator. I found that my this PCB keep damaging. I would like to buy this but not sure its name. Please help me to find out type of this PCB.

    Thank you

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    Zed VR Simming w/Vive Gold Contributor

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    @balveen - I can't say for certain but it looks like a USB to serial adapter board something like these:

    https://www.pololu.com/product/391

    https://www.adafruit.com/product/3309

    I looked at images in a Google search to see if I could spot the exact board but that one in your photos didn't come up for me. Converting from USB to serial is a pretty common function in this kind of stuff so that's what I would guess your photos show, but without the actual chip markings can't say for sure.

    If you are having your boards get killed in circuit, I'd look for ground loops and voltages where they aren't supposed to be. With things disconnected, compare voltages between grounds and see if you don't have a ground loop issue.
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    RacingMat Well-Known Member Gold Contributor

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    I agree with Zed

    Maybe you could tell us between what equipment/board it is wired! It could help...
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    Or may be you can read text on big chip?
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    Michael Keymont New Member Gold Contributor

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    Agreed on sorting out any ground loops. They can cause all sorts of issues. I doubt that is a USB to serial board though. Too many wires. I've never seen one with more than 4 - V+, Ground, Rx and Tx.

    Arduino variant maybe?
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    The ones I use have 6 pins, gnd, rx, tx, 3.3v, 5v, and rst. But I can't say for sure what it is either.

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