[time-nuts] Thunderbolt question

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Sat Aug 5 15:23:24 EDT 2017

On Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:47:40 -0400
paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:

> The .5 on the f connector is an issue and thats through the filter on top
> of the board made of traces and 3 caps. From Arthur's digging I would agree
> he found the chip or one that would work. But that chips voltages seem to
> match so most likely not the issue. What does the F connector measure to
> ground? A strike could have burned the internals of the F connector. Above
> the DC filer will be some form of current limiting. Maybe an inductor or
> resistor.

Not necessarily. You need quite a bit of energy to leave visible
burn marks on a connector. It's more likely that the spike at the
input just reached a couple 100V. Too little to damage the connector,
but enough to fry a few components and make them go *pop*.

				Attila Kinali

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They don't alters their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to
fit the views, which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the
facts that needs altering.  -- The Doctor

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