THE SHORT CIRCUIT THAT JUST ABOUT "DONE ME IN"
My electrical saga began with a DB3/TBS/RX18 board from Dan (great support and sympathy). After I burned up several RX18 and jumbled the heck out of the circuit board of the (second DB3), i ordered the Clarke Board in great frustration.
Dan offered to take a look at my mess so I shippped it back (somewhere in transit in Canada now?) and the Clarke Board arrived. With less then a week and a half to go, I started rewiring the KT for the Clarke TK board, installed the metal treads, wheels, etc. and thought I was on target.
Then my fuse started popping (there is another thread about the right fuse to use - I figured it out).
Perhaps the weight of the KT (about 13 pounds now), or a short in the Super Smoker?
Maybe a crossed wire and reversed polarity lurking somewhere?
Maybe I just screwed up the whole dam thing and should go back to crashing helicopters?
BUT - I'm STUBBORN AS HELL!
So, buy 2 BOXES of 10 amp fuses.
Pop - goes a fuse - cut a circuit out (and test it) and install another fuse (will the Clarke board take it?).
Pop - goes a fuse - cut out another circuit (test it) and install another fuse.
And another fuse, and another fuse, and another fuse.
A BOX of fuses and I have no wiring left in my KT.
Now, I'm down to 1 power cable from the batteries to the Clarke board and back out to the 480 motors.
Pop, Pop and Pop.
Take apart every connector and resolder everything!
Pop, pop, pop.
Down to my last 2 fuses.
I swear - my last connector from the motor to the Deans Connector had 1 SHORT STRAND OF WIRE THAT MISSED THE SOLDER AND WAS BARELY/SOMETIMES/SOMETIMES NOT shorting out the whole tank.
YES, the last connector in the whole tank.
Holy **** - my workbench is a messed. Wire everywhere.
But, I found IT!
Now, a glass of whiskey and bedtime.