Daniel Hadad

Caution: USB debugging plug-in

Discussion created by Daniel Hadad Employee on Sep 29, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2013 by David G Dicarlo



Just FYI-- I had something happen yesterday while debugging that is very likely to happen to others.  When plugging in the mini-USB plug into the FRDM-KL25 board (I unplug/plug often while debugging), I accidentally missed and the plug hit the lower part of the FRDM-TFC board.  It caused a short and a little smoke!


Turns out I likely shorted the underside of the ground and Vbattery terminals to the servo.   Thankfully I pulled it away fast enough to not cause damage.


I've added some electrical tape on the underside of the FRDM-TFC board just in case in that area.


Here's a pic highlighting the possible short you could do: