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rebel beakout

Post by thisisjaye » Tue May 31, 2011 1:20 pm

this may be a silly question, but why are there 3+ and 3- pads?

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9658

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Re: rebel beakout

Post by leon_heller » Tue May 31, 2011 1:24 pm

It requires a lot of current.
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Post by thisisjaye » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:30 pm

So is that to say I am suppose to have 3 power supplies? would anything bad happen if i chose to use one one anode and one cathode? if there is only one power supply I don't see how the number of pads helps it draw current.

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Re: rebel beakout

Post by phalanx » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:19 pm

The extra pads are to give you flexibility in where you choose to solder your wires. When you add optics and mounting hardware, you can sometimes limit your connection options so having extra pads is nice.

Here is one I have mounted. It's a different star than the one Sparkfun sells but the idea is the same:
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Re: rebel beakout

Post by thisisjaye » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:33 pm

Great, thanks!

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