Which side do I plug in power?

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Which side do I plug in power?

Post by zoogoo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:34 pm

Image which side do I plugin? Top of prong says j1,and the ribbon chord has a pink line. ThNks

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Post by abelovesfun » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:45 pm

The stripe of the cable probably aligns with the side that says stripe on the PCB.
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Post by zoogoo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:47 pm

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Post by Ramases » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:59 pm

"Stripe" on a Eurorack PCB should really be called -12V.
So make sure you have the stripe on the cable going to -12V on your case power distribution board as well.

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Post by Dcramer » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:32 pm

Be careful!
Please read the ‘power sticky’ in the Eurorack forum.

It’s a stickied thread (always findable) in the euro forum that deals these issues.

The problem with Euro is that the power connections are not infallible; it’s possible to screw up, plug something in wrong, and release the magic smoke! :deadbanana:

You’ve got to make sure that the -12 (negative 12 volts) side of the module’s multipin power connector is connected to -12 on the supply’s multipin connector.
The red stripe is just there to help you trace the ribbon connections when building power cables/buss boards or plugging in modules.

Follow these simple X Files tips to ensure success:

TRUST NO ONE :alien:

What could go wrong you ask?
Everything:
Module isn’t marked -12 volts anywhere
Red stripe cable is made incorrectly
Power supply has shrouded headers disallowing your cable to seat correctly
Flying bus cable has shrouded headers put on randomly
Some foo on MW tells you to plug it in wrong
Casemaker/power maker blames known universe, won’t admit error
O gee? U wanted a manual with that module?
Dieter’s on vacation
You mistakenly plug it in with the power on
It’s not even a Euro module, but looks exactly like on with dif screw holes and dif power
Evil wizard steals your magnifying glass and lightbulb (yes, I check all modules with a magnifying glass)
Poorly designed power supply toasts yer whole neighbourhood, designer does nothing but insult your sister
Fail to account for any of this, do not pass go, go directly to-> :eurosmoke:

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Post by zoogoo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:16 pm

I couldn't find the "power stickey" which forum is it in?

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Post by sloth713 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:09 pm

zoogoo wrote:I couldn't find the "power stickey" which forum is it in?
It is in the eurorack forum 7 topics down from the very top, the full title of the thread is "The Definitive Connecting Power Thread"

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Post by uniquepersonno2 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:48 pm

I'd say you should definitely spend some time looking through the stickied topics in the top of the Euro forum for people new to Euro, you'll probably have a lot of your questions answered.
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Post by Shledge » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:18 am

What a rather digital way of plugging in power.

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Post by MAXTHEDOG » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:49 pm

Shledge wrote:What a rather digital way of plugging in power.
Steady on now. :hihi:

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Post by Summa » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:49 pm

Shledge wrote:What a rather digital way of plugging in power.

:metasonix: :agonizer: :cat:

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Post by facklr » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:22 pm

WAIT. STOP.

Put the "Stripe" where it says "Stripe" on the PCB.

BUT WATCH OUT

because Eurorack is run on electricity.

BUT NOT SUPERCOOL AND FASHIONABLE INTERNET TESLA DC ELECTRICITY

just normal old boring Edison AC electricity.

:eurosmoke: <<--Don't let this happen to you, because if you don't put the stripe were it says "stripe" it will.

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Post by Shledge » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:46 pm

It runs on digital power, making this module useless ripoff junk

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Post by Oldstench » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:42 pm

Image
Humanity has doomed itself.

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Post by Shledge » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:25 pm

:lol:

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Post by AW198 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:33 am

Oldstench wrote:Image
:hihi: made me snort through my nose more than usual

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Post by neonmercury1 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:10 am

No the search function is digital too...

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Post by MAXTHEDOG » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:13 am

facklr wrote:?...

BUT NOT SUPERCOOL AND FASHIONABLE INTERNET TESLA DC ELECTRICITY

just normal old boring Edison AC electricity....
Wasn't it Edison who championed DC, Tesla AC?

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Post by Joe. » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:24 am

MAXTHEDOG wrote:Wasn't it Edison who championed DC, Tesla AC?
Tesla was the nutter that that wanted wireless transmission, literal Lightning towers in the centre of cities that zapped all the surrounding buildings and energised them.

If you dont hate on Edison tho you're not cool with the kids.

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