Talk:Inventables Electronics Batch 4 and 5

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One or Two Terminal Strips?

The current page has photos that show the electronics parts include only one terminal strip. It has a diagram that shows two terminal strips, a long one on the plate holding the x-axis motor and a short strip on the terminal with the y-axis motor. Which diagram is correct?

Tashirosgt 22:26, 17 May 2013 (CDT)

Seems like it's both.

Edward R. Ford answered this on the forums: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1704&p=12854#p12854

``The intention was to cut the included strip into 2 sections. It's a 12 position block, so one section of 8 (for X/Z) and one section of 4 (for Y).

FWIW, mine got cut into 3 sections of four --- you can see two of them in this image:

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/File:Wfa_shapeoko_ziptie_cable-mgmnt_mk-iii.JPG

the third is on the other side of the X-axis mount plate.

I'm afraid that it's probably better to use the forums for discussion --- the wiki seems to only be used for reference.

Drill holes for Terminal Strip?

I gather from messages on the forum that it is necessary to drill holes to hold the terminal strip on the metal plate. Is this correct?

Tashirosgt 22:26, 17 May 2013 (CDT)

If that's where you want to place it, yes. I bolted mine down to the board --- but I thought you were referring to a second strip. See above for my notes on how mine was cut up and where the bits were placed --Willadams 11:15, 20 May 2013 (CDT)

Two Black Wires?

The pictures for this batch show the DC connector pig tail with a red wire (+) and a black wire (-). The pig tail I received with my kit has two black wires (one pure black, one black with a white stripe). I'm trying to figure out which one is the + and which one is -. Googling has not yielded results.

I posted this to the forum:

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1790&p=13505

Consensus is black == (-) black/white or red == (+)

But please read the forum thread.