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 From:  "Holger Bauer" <Holger dot Bauer at citec dash ag dot de>
 To:  "Chris Taylor" <chris at x dash bb dot org>, "Jose Hernandez" <h3rnand3z at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] WRAP Cases/PSU Short
 Date:  Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:22:18 +0100
This doesn't happen even if I have the serial console connected. If it only happens with the serial
connected for you your cable might have issues or the device you have it connected to to view the
output.

Holger

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jose Hernandez [mailto:h3rnand3z at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:03 AM
> To: Chris Taylor
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] WRAP Cases/PSU Short
> 
> 
> I have the same case, Mine does this with and without a serial cablem.
> I thought the power supply connecter was loose, It did not occur that
> it was shorting.
> 
> I will insulate it, Thanks for the tip.
> 
> - Jose
> 
> 
> On 3/15/06, Chris Taylor <chris at x dash bb dot org> wrote:
> > Holger,
> >
> > Interesting. I must confess that when it happened on the 
> first one, I
> > just verified it by wiggling the power cable and then decided to
> > insulate the lot. However, I'm pretty sure it only happened 
> when I had
> > the null modem cable connected. If possible, could you plug 
> a null modem
> > cable into one of yours and then move the PSU jack?
> >
> > I'm using all of the mounting hardware provided with the 
> case. My cases
> > are all plain aluminium but I'd imagine the anodised 
> (red/black) ones
> > are conductive anyway...
> >
> > I'm going to peel the tape off one now and see if I can 
> repeat the issue :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Chris Taylor
> >
> > Holger Bauer wrote:
> > > I use a lot of these devices (70+) and don't see that 
> problem. Make sure your board is grounded to the case (if you 
> mount the board with the screws inside the case it is 
> grounded). If the problem still persists check your psu. I 
> use the ones pcengines sells.
> > >
> > > Holger
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Chris Taylor [mailto:chris at x dash bb dot org]
> > >> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:32 PM
> > >> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > >> Subject: [m0n0wall] WRAP Cases/PSU Short
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Hi all,
> > >>
> > >> Slightly OT I know, but I figured this would be a good 
> place for this
> > >> question :)
> > >>
> > >> I've just bought my first set of WRAP boards with their 
> corresponding
> > >> cases (from pcengines.ch). They're all the 1C-2 model, 
> with the case
> > >> that looks like: http://pcengines.ch/pic/case2.jpg
> > >>
> > >> Now, the problem I'm finding is that the sleeve of the 
> PSU plug is
> > >> easily shorted to the case, which stops the WRAP working. I've
> > >> temporarily fixed this by putting a small piece of 
> sellotape around
> > >> about 1/3 of each PSU plug (nearest the plastic). It works
> > >> perfectly but
> > >> is obviously not the most elegant solution...
> > >>
> > >> I'm just wondering if anyone else has run into this 
> problem and what
> > >> you've done to solve it? I'm currently considering enlarging
> > >> the hole in
> > >> the case, adding a rubber grommet, applying some kind of
> > >> glue/sealant or
> > >> some combination of the above.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks in advance,
> > >>
> > >> Chris Taylor
> > >>
> > >> 
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